Campanile Hotel Vlaardingen
Kethelweg 220, Vlaardingen, 3135 GP, nl
More about Vlaardingen
The restaurant is on the right
The first herring of 2009 is unloaded here
In the museum
Where are the sports facillites?
Hi, I'm spending some time in Vlaardingen Oost and I'd like to know if there is a sports centre close by or where the nearest gym, tennis courts and swimming pool is. I've seen lots of football fields, but none of the above.
Any info would be great!
Re: Where are the sports facillites?
Swimming pool: http://www.dekulk.nl/doc.php?id=7
How to get there from Vlaardingen Oost: bus 56 from station Vlaardingen Oost direction Westerhoofd, get off at V.d. Driftstraat.
Vlaardingse Lawn Tennis Club
Johanna Naberkade 67
3137 TP Vlaardingen
Willem de Zwijgerlaan 220
3136 AX Vlaardingen
Sportschool Hoogendijk - www.tinohoogendijk.nl
Zwaluwenlaan 478, Vlaardingen - 010 4749450
Sportschool Egberth Thomas - www.sportschoolthomas.nl
Eksterlaan 260, Vlaardingen - 010 4748079
Sportschool Ladies Gym Aerobic Centre - www.ladiesgym.nl
Energieweg 20, Vlaardingen - 010 4602412
I hope you enjoy your stay in Vlaardingen. You're in a good location to explore Schiedam and Rotterdam. If you ever decide to venture out towards rural Oostvoorne, Rockanje, Brielle, drop me a line.
It's a completely different region and easy to reach by train to Maassluis, then a 5-minute ferry to Rozenburg, then about 20-30 mins by bus.
Travel Tips for Vlaardingen
Statues are everywhere
This statue is located in front of the "groen van Prinsteren Lyceum". The school is located at the Rotterdamseweg in Vlaardingen. I was born at the Rotterdamseweg, we lived in houses that where build as emergency houses after the war...the stayed much longer as planned. Now they are replaced by modern houses..
Queen Mary Sails by....
It's now 19:39 at July 21st 2004...Just got home from seeing the Queen Mary 2 sailing by Vlaardingen. All along the route where people looking to get a glimps of the world largest ocean liner ever. It has been sailing since January 12, 2004 and started in Southampton.
- Cost to build it $ 800 million.
- Length 1,132 feet.
- Passengers 2,620.
- Crew 1,253.
- 157,000 horsepower engine.
Picture taken June 21st, 2004 at 18:44
Getting and taking "Halen & Brengen"
This is a new event near the harbour of Vlaardingen, it was supposed to be the follow up to the "Herring & Beerfest" (Haring en Bierfeest).
The Herring & Beerfest was a yearly event which has been here since i can remember. It actually started in 1973 when Vlaardingen celebrated it 700 year anniversary.
But this year it was replaced and combined with the provincial waterdays.. But for me and the people i have spoken too it was a real disappointment. The events that where organised where ok but it was much smaller as the Herring & Bierfest was. The only place you noticed the event was on one bank of the Harbour, you could walk in the city center and never know there was something special going on...
Sorry i want the Herring & Bierfest back....
Picture taken saturday June 21, 2003
Run, Swim, Surf, Hike or take a Bike
Next to the Highway
The Krabbeplas is located right next to the highway between Vlaardingen and Maassluis. There are many recreational possibilities in this area some depending on the season.
It's possible to swim , surf, take a walk through the area or bike around.
Facilities and Posibilities
It has an restaurant and some public restrooms.
If you like to take a walk it's has many possibilities, you can take a short walk around the water which will take about 30 or 45 minutes, but you can also stretch it out by going into the further in the park.
When your going to bike here it's better to see it as a part of a longer trip from here you can go into the "Broekpolder' or go through Maassluis and back through the Shore Woods "Lickebaert" which is located next to the "Nieuwe Waterweg".
You can find more about this shorewood in my tips on this seperate destination, just click on locations near Vlaardingen or go to all my travelpages and look it up.
Picture taken April 21, 2003
Take a Fencing Clinic from "Trefpunt"
The origin of fencing was the practice of swordmanship to prepare for the fighting of duels. Images of fencing are found as early as 1190 displayed on a temple in Egypt. There are many forms of fencing and it divers from country to country.
In the middle ages the use of swords was more or less useless because of the armour men used then. The use of a heavy broadsword was the one thing that still was used against the body armour. Power was more important as skill then.
When the firearms where invented the swordplay regained his prominence in the 15th century. The swords where still quite heavy.
Nowadays fencing swords a very light, and are used in the sport of fencing.
At Fencing Club "the Trefpunt" you can learn the skills. They also give fencing clinics to small groups, it might be a nice idea for the next company outing. We did it with our company and we had a lot of fun that night. When you take a fencing clinic all material is provided, swords, protective mask and vest but also a glove.. The only thing you need to take are some sporting shoes and easy sporting clothing...
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