My new home city of Vlaardingen

Vlaardingen Travel Blog

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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.
Real_PeaceWarrior says:
You just had to put an ice cream in there didn't you? Nice place to walk the dog.
Posted on: Jun 21, 2009
huibdos says:
These areas are missed by tourist, who rush to see the country.
Posted on: Jun 13, 2009
nanie05 says:
Wow!! What a pretty place!
I do miss the European scenery..I used to fly to London and Frankfurt every month when I was a flight attendant but I've never had the chance to visit the Netherlands in my flights unfortunately..
Posted on: Jun 12, 2009
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Shame about the thumb over the len…
Shame about the thumb over the le…
I want to mess about the river wit…
I want to mess about the river wi…
Oosthavenkade
Oosthavenkade
Westhavenkade
Westhavenkade
Westhavenkade
Westhavenkade
Oude Haven
Oude Haven
Westhavenkade
Westhavenkade
Fishermans memorial monument
Fishermans memorial monument
Pub on a boat, wooo
Pub on a boat, wooo
Me in typical pose!
Me in typical pose!
Yet another random statue the Dutc…
Yet another random statue the Dut…
Broekpolder
Broekpolder
What is this modern monstrosity of…
What is this modern monstrosity o…
Who are you eyeballing?
Who are you eyeballing?
War memorial
War memorial
Leger des Heils (Salvation Army)
Leger des Heils (Salvation Army)
Typical house style in Vlaardingen…
Typical house style in Vlaardinge…
Van Hogendorplaan
Van Hogendorplaan
Specialist wine & cheese store :-)
Specialist wine & cheese store :-)
Statue at the end of Van Hogendorp…
Statue at the end of Van Hogendor…
Cool Dodge truck
Cool Dodge truck
Cool Dodge truck x2
Cool Dodge truck x2
Art in the centre of the roundab…
'Art' in the centre of the rounda…
Awww cute chickie
Awww cute chickie
Ducks! Lots of them
Ducks! Lots of them
SATANIC DUCK!!
SATANIC DUCK!!
Cool hair-do
Cool hair-do
Bottoms up
Bottoms up
Holywood animal park
'Holywood' animal park
I made the mistake of bending down…
I made the mistake of bending dow…
Beautiful
Beautiful
Awww I really wanted to smuggle th…
Awww I really wanted to smuggle t…
I love this posing chicken
I love this posing chicken
Aww he made some new friends
Aww he made some new friends
Full of character
Full of character
Thumper
Thumper
Let me out of here!!!
Let me out of here!!!
This pig was bloody HUGE, you can…
This pig was bloody HUGE, you can…
Feeding frenzy
Feeding frenzy
He doesnt look amused. Whos your…
He doesn't look amused. Who's you…
Absolutely beautiful
Absolutely beautiful
Rear view
Rear view
Lepelaarsingel (street leading fro…
Lepelaarsingel (street leading fr…
Cool tram!
Cool tram!
Emmauskerk (Protestant church)
Emmauskerk (Protestant church)
Yummy. Jaap about to enjoy his str…
Yummy. Jaap about to enjoy his st…
My butterscotch ice cream topped w…
My butterscotch ice cream topped …
Modern Vlaardingen theatre building
Modern Vlaardingen theatre building
Monument on the Galgkade near the …
Monument on the Galgkade near the…
Bridge near the Buitenhaven openin…
Bridge near the Buitenhaven openi…
Westhavenkade
Westhavenkade
Boat passing through the lock to t…
Boat passing through the lock to …
Pelmolen. Warehouse converted to a…
Pelmolen. Warehouse converted to …
Vlaardingen
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