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I do like the posters around some touristic places ...
These are the info signs about some points of interest and you might miss these info on posters because the language often is in Dutch.
While the area often just is for getting attraction the tourists.
Sorry for that mistake. Try to read the information on the signs, posters, folders. You can find something you do understand, like times and costs, ... and when cannot read a thing, enjoy the pictures, ... ;o)))
Updated Oct 24, 2007
Isn't it amazing the Schiedam windmills are to be seen right in the very center of the city? For the locals it is a regular street scene... believe me.
You don't have to travel into the country, or get lost somewhere in the nowhere ...
Just find the name of Schiedam on your travelcard and go for it!
And let you take by surprise when walking around to see the tallest windmills of the world ...
'cause these really are the tallest windmills in your mind, sorry ... of the world
Written Oct 24, 2007
You can find drawbridges in the most of the Dutch cities and villages. Still I love these movable bridges and cannot walk away without taking one photograph ... even in Schiedam.
Watch the house with blue-coloured roof,... it is lovely houseboat.
You can find this scene along the street, named Nieuwe Haven and Westhaven ...
It is free to park and just some further on you will see a windmill, too.
Updated Oct 23, 2007
The residu that was left after making Jenever, was used to feed to the farm animals. They transported this by boat or in these containers.
This example of an farmers container is located close to windmill "de Noord".
Picture taken march 22, 2003
Written Apr 26, 2003
A tourist in Schiedam will often visit the Windmills that there are, and also may visit a Jenever distillery. But Schiedam has more than just that there are lot's of small and larger parts of history to be found in this town.
This boat is one of those.
When jenever is created it will leave a residu. This residu was transported in these boats instead of throwing it away. This product was used by the farmers to feed to their farm animals.
The boat on this picture was restored by students of the Company School of Wilton Fijenoord and placed here in 1988.
Picture taken March 22, 2003
Updated Apr 24, 2003