Vlaardingen Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
    by ATLC
  • Things to Do
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Vlaardingen Things to Do

  • Buitenplaats Vlaardingen

    This is a great place to bring a large group of people (including kids). For instance for birthday parties, colleagues from work, friends. You can ask for games to be organised for all ages, also outside in the orchard.Barbecues and buffets can all be had too.

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  • Visserijmuseum

    The harbour of Vlaardingen itself is used as a marina and open air museum with a collection of old ships. I visited it in December of 1995.At the harbour is the Visserijmuseum (in 2003 the museum was renamed Visserij en Vlaardings Museum), a museum dedicated to commercial sea fishing and local lore.Besides the extensive collection of fishing in...

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  • Fishing museum

    A small museum dedicated to Vlaardingens fishing history. The displays show the type of ship that operated out of Vlaardingen , how fishing nets developed , the dress of the fisherman and the women who worked alongside them on shore and a number of displays of recreations of trawler owners offices, a shop and quayside. This museum and the...

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  • Roman Catholic Church "Joannes the...

    One of Many This is one of the many churches in Vlaardingen , unfortunalty the maintenance on this church is poor so you can see the decay.. Since 1869 The church as you can now see it was initiated in 1869 and is neo gotic. It was designed by P.J.H. Cuypers. Partly Dismantled Due to the decay of the church it was dismantled in 1956, only the...

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  • Walk around in " 't hof' also named...

    aboutit's a park located near the city centre, you can take a walk here. In the park you can find a small petting zoo with sheeps, cows and more. But there's also a pet shelter for lost or unwanted pets. Map http://www.maporama.com/share/Map.asp?MapID=0DC93519-559C-4840-8B06-6B5B884E5BBF&language=EnJust copy and paste into the adressline of your...

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  • The "Visbank"

    Build in 1778 This fish auction was designed by Jacob van Schie and it was build in 1778. It has a weather vane on the roof with a herring in it and a lamprey (carrion fish) underneath it which points out the north. Before 1574But even before this fish auction was build the Vlaardinger harbour was a place were plaice , mackerel and haddock was...

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Vlaardingen Hotels

  • Delta Hotel

    Maasboulevard 15, , Vlaardingen, Zuid-Holland 3133

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Campanile Hotel Vlaardingen

    Kethelweg 220, Vlaardingen, 3135 GP, nl

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Campanile - Rotterdam Vlaardingen

    Kethelweg 220-222, Vlaardingen, ZH, 3135, NL

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

Vlaardingen Restaurants

  • Fabulous food in a lovely setting

    This was a lovely dining experience! I sat outside on the canal and had a wonderful, relaxing meal at sunset. Staff was exceedingly friendly and helpful and the food was absolutely delicious! Would highly recommend and will certainly stop in there again when in town. I had a wonderful fish with mashed potatoes, vegetables, stuffed tomato, salad...

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  • Expensive but good

    I guess in England this would be a gastro pub - Malle Babbe is really that - a typical Dutch pub that serves very good quality food albeit at a price.The pub is typically Dutch - heavy brown paneling and dark wood tables and chairs - there is a very friendly homely atmosphere. The staff seemed to be two men - one who was the waiter /bar man and the...

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  • Great food, but a bit to unpersonal

    The Palladion is located near the harbour of Vlaardingen what seems like to be a place to party and eat in Vlaardingen.We went there after we walked passed it this autumn.The restaurant is located in a old warehouse which has been restored. We did reserve on the saturday night we went but the didn't ask our names...The restaurant is two floors,...

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  • Have a Sate dish

    If you like to watch boats while your eating this is the place. In the summertime it's the place to stay close to if you want to sunbath and not carry a cooler. You can buy your icecreams at the back of the restaurant. I had a Chicken Sate Dish and it tasted great.

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  • Cool down with some ice or a drink

    This restaurant is located in one of the recreational areas of Vlaardingen.In the summer you can enjoy the sun sitting on the terrace or just go to the back of the restaurant and get some drinks or snacks to enjoy sitting by the lake. Picture taken April 21, 2003

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  • When it's to hot to sweat

    They have a large selection of ice which you can get in a cone or a bucket.Lot's of flavors so there's always something you like. Chocolate ice cream ! Picture taken March 16, 2003

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Vlaardingen Nightlife

  • zomerterras

    Zomerterras is a cuultural event which has msic theater and comedy for 3 weekends in summer. So atleast one of the nights (friday and saturday) or day (sunday), there will be something for you.If you are close to Vlaardingen during summer, make sure you won't miss out.See my travelogue for pics

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  • Get scared.....

    I don't know how popular Halloween is in Vlaardingen or the Netherlands. But what i do know is that two different neighbourhood society's has organised a Halloween party for the kids.The one for our neighbourhood has been held a week early of the real halloween on october 19th 2003.It started in the previous Shell Building at the van Hogendorplaan....

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  • Go to the "Kermis"

    A few weeks in a year there is a fair near the harbour, last time it was around Queensday and Liberation day. The fair isn't the largest one in the neigbourhood but if you live in Vlaardingen it's nearby.During every period of the fair there's fireworks. Picture taken April 29, 2003 MMM what would you wear to a fair....well something comfortable.

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Vlaardingen Transportation

  • Subway or Metro

    ZONES To get to or from Vlaardingen you can use the metro. They just finished the subway station last year. For traveling you will need to buy somekind of ticket. There are a few choices.If you have to travel regular you could by a week, month or year membership for a set amount of zones. When you are just visiting once or just a few times over a...

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  • Train

    Trains are just one way to get in or out of Vlaardingen, there are three train station. Vlaardingen East (the night time picture), Vlaardingen centrum (the top picture) and Vlaardingen West. The trains can get you in Rotterdam Centrum in about 14 minutes and if you'd like to go to the beach at Hoek of Holland it will take you about 20 minutes...

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Vlaardingen Shopping

  • Walk along a shopping lane

    "Boulevard van Hogendorp" is one of the shopping centers for Vlaardingen. It's three blocks long and you can find all of your daily needs in one of the shops... You can buy groceries, drugs, flowers, cut your hair, electronics, pizza's, fries, burgers, lingerie, books, toys, bicycles, shoes, rent videos, car supplies and more.... You would pay...

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  • Shop old fashion style

    The Aeolus Mill Shop This shop is located next to the Aeolus Windmill. All the goods are displayed in a old fashion way, no pin machines or what so ever. Just plain old cash... They have all kind of products you can buy like food for your pets, gardening soil, seeds, all sort of mixes to bake your own bread, cake and some old fashion candies.And...

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Vlaardingen Local Customs

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    by mafootje Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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

    Historical boats in the Vlaardingen Harbour
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Vlaardingen Warnings and Dangers

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    by mafootje Written Mar 8, 2003

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    Vlaardingen has it problems with high water once and a while. An area which floods easy is near the new waterway (nieuwe waterweg) the area around "de Pelmolen" can be subject to flooding when the water in the river is high. Keep this in mind when you park your car in this area.

    Vlaardingen flooding warning sign near Pelmolen

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Vlaardingen Off The Beaten Path

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    by mafootje Updated Mar 4, 2003

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    When you've visited the city center of Vlaardingen or been at the fishery museum just walk along over the railway. You will then see a relativly new brug which is the last bridge in Vlaardingen before the Nieuwe Waterweg. Near this bridge you will see this monument with a ruler which displays the NAP (New Amsterdam Peil (level)). This monument has been placed here bij the dutch "rijkswaterstaat" the dutch departement which concerns itself with the river and roadways.

    at the entrance of vlaardingen's old harbour
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Vlaardingen Sports & Outdoors

  • Run, Swim, Surf, Hike or take a Bike

    Next to the HighwayThe 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 PosibilitiesIt has an restaurant and some public restrooms.If you...

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  • Hit some (golf) balls

    In Vlaardingen there are two golf courses, on of them which is located in the "Broekpolder" is a real golf course, not for rookies.The other one is the Free Golf course, which is located in Vlaardingen west. This golf course is called Schinkelshoek, golf over here is played on a smaller course and with lighter balls than you would on a normal golf...

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  • Go fishing

    Vlaardingen has lot's of spots you can fish, most of them in parks or recreational area's.On this picture you see me fishing on the Rotterdamseweg as it was some years ago. The homes you see in the background have been torn down. The water i am fishing in has been replaced by asfalt. There are new houses now with water in front of them.But they...

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Vlaardingen Favorites

  • Vlaardingen

    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...

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  • 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.Some statistics:- Cost to build it $ 800 million.- Length 1,132 feet.- Passengers...

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  • 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..

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