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  • Cornelis Vreeswijk statue - IJmuiden
    Cornelis Vreeswijk statue - IJmuiden
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  • Cornelis Vreeswijk statue - IJmuiden
    Cornelis Vreeswijk statue - IJmuiden
    by pieter_jan_v
  • Cornelis Vreeswijk statue - IJmuiden
    Cornelis Vreeswijk statue - IJmuiden
    by pieter_jan_v

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    Cornelis Vreeswijk statue

    by pieter_jan_v Written Sep 5, 2013
    Cornelis Vreeswijk statue - IJmuiden
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    Favorite thing: Cornelis Vreeswijk was a Dutch singer-songwriter born in IJmuiden.
    In 1949 his family emigrated to Sweden and Cornelis became a successful troubadour in that country.

    In 1966 he translated a couple of his songs into Dutch and also wrote some new Dutch songs.
    His "Nozem en de Non"-song was a great hit and in 1972 his song "Veronica" was used by the offshore radio station with the same name.

    He died in 1987.

    In 2003 his statue in the dunes of IJmuiden was revealed. The sculptor is YĆ¹.

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    Tata Steel

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Aug 18, 2013

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    Tata Steel, seen from IJmuiden
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    Favorite thing: In 1918 the Dutch State, the counsil of Amsterdam and a group of private investors grounded the Koninklijke Nederlandse Hoogovens en Staalfabrieken (Hoogovens of KNHS).

    The Netherlands wanted to make their own steel, so the Iron works construction works were started in 1920 at the North side of the Northsea canal at IJmuiden.

    In 1924 the first mill was in operation, following by a second one in 1925.

    Not only steel was made; other industries emerged, like the Bijproductenfabriek (gas and tar), Phoenix Steenfabriek (bricks), the Maatschappij tot Exploitatie van Kooksovengassen (gas and fertilizer), the Provinciaal Elektriciteitsbedrijf Noord-Holland (Power plant), the Cementfabriek IJmuiden (cement), Van Gelder Paper Industries (profiting from the heat) and Martin Staalfabriek (steel).

    In 1999 the KNHS merged with British Steel and together they formed Corus.

    Later there was a takeover by Tata Steel from India.

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    The Fisherman's Statue

    by pieter_jan_v Written Oct 5, 2008

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    Fisherman Statue - IJmuiden
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    Favorite thing: Een doodgewone vissersman, breeduit staande in waterlaarzen,
    zijn oliejas opbollend in de wind, die altijd over IJmuiden waait.
    Uitziende over de zee, dag en nacht, jaar in jaar uit, de dodenwacht
    houdende over die vissers, die eens uit deze haven uitvoeren,
    maar nimmer terugkeerden.

    Dit monument is vervaardigd door
    de Amsterdamse beeldhouwer H.M. Wezelaar (1901 - 1984).

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    Leaving the Netherlands......

    by newcastlefan2003 Written Oct 30, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Travelling into the Netherlands across the North Sea brings you into IJmuiden. Entering the port through the long, winding piers you're met with the sight of yachts, boats and the beach on one side, all joining the clean blue north sea. On the other side the Corus iron ore works throws its industrial pollution into the blue sky..............

    Fondest memory: Watching IJmuiden and the Dutch coastline disappear over the horizon........wondering when i'd be back.....

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    More skies and...

    by Igraine Written Apr 29, 2003
    IJmuiden as seen from pier

    Favorite thing: Next to the Pier is a harbour were the ore for Corus is being handled.
    A bit more to the right is the city of IJmuiden. A place all concected with the sea, fishing, cargo, marine port for sailers, ferry to New Castle, it has it all.

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    blue skies and .....

    by Igraine Written Apr 29, 2003
    Corus

    Favorite thing: If you take your face away from the sea and watch back you can the big industrial site of Corus behind you.
    For one a major pollution of the view for others a marvel of high tech industry.

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