Vlaardingen is a town in South Holland. It is located on the north bank of the Nieuwe Maas/Nieuwe Waterweg river at the confluence with the Oude Maas.
Some historical buildings in the centre of town are the Grote Kerk (Big Church), the Waag (Weighing Bridge) adjoining to the church and the old town hall (among other things used for weddings), all located on the Markt, the former marketplace, the Visbank (Fish Auction) at the harbour and the Oude Lijnbaan.
You can watch my 1 min 37 sec Video Vlaardingen Museum out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.
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
This statue is located in front of the "groen van Prinsteren Lyceum". The school is located at the Rotterdamseweg in Vlaardingen.
Fondest memory: 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..