Monday, August 8, 2011

The NETHERLANDS ~Maassluis- ferry boat to Rozenburg~

And another lovely card from a neighbouring country "Holland"...The Netherlands is a geographically low-lying country, with about 27% of its area and 60% of its population located below sea level. Thanks Callista!

With great stamps too!H.M. Queen Wilhelmina issued on septembre 23 1980!

Maassluis is a town in the province of South Holland.The 'New Waterway' river' is a busy shipping route since it is the primary access to one of the busiest ports in the world, the Europoort of Rotterdam. There are no bridges or tunnels across the Nieuwe Waterweg, which is the artificial mouth of the river Rhine. The ferry leaves every 20 minutes from Maassluis and Rozenburg, and during rush hour every 10 minutes. The (double-ended) ferryboat "Staeldiep" from 1970 has a capacity of 39 passenger cars and up to 380 persons.

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