Shame about the thumb over the lense, otherwise a great photo!
Vlaardingen is traditionally a fishing town, as are so many towns and cities along the Nieuwe Mass, from the North Sea to Rotterdam
harbour. Residents of Vlaardingen
are nicknamed 'herringheads' as it was Hollands first herring harbour. A typically Dutch city with the wide canal running through the centre, oude harbour, windmill and fantastic old architecture, especially in the Markt Square-which is actually a cobbled circular walkway around the Grote Kerk (church), I am honoured to call Vlaardingen home. \. I have opened Jaap's eyes to this city in the short space of time I have lived here. We have discovered more together than he did alone in the past two years! 20.
I want to mess about the river with a canoe
03.09 - After much time spent arranging the 'official' stuff upon my arrival in The Netherlands, today I decided it was time to chill out and take advantage of the beautiful weather. I set out on foot to explore a bit more of Vlaardingen and not just the two shopping area's I have mainly been frequenting so far :-) Who would have thought I had such a beautiful park practically on my doorstep and I hadn't come across it before. Below is a selection of photo's from the Oranjepark in Vlaardingen. 13.06.09 - After a week of abysmal weather, heavy rain every day, we wanted to make the most of a sunny Saturday together. A car show was advertised at De Loper winkelcentrum to the North of Vlaardingen, unfortunately I should have done my research a bit more, here is where the language barrier rears it's ugly head. It wasn't a classic car show at all but merely an 'exhibition' for advertising purposes by the local car dealers. So we made our way through Vlaardingen Holy to the animal park nearby (Wijkpark en Kinderboerderij Holywood) to enjoy a picnic lunch and chill out in the sunshine. Great pics for animal lovers below.