Monday, 19 September 2011, 18:00 - 22:30
kindly sponsored by
Dutch Product Board for Margarine, Fats and Oils, Rijswijk, The Netherlands
18.00 hours embark the ship James Cook at the Spido, Willemskade 85
(see here for a map with directions)
18.30 hours sailing
22.30 hours arrival at the Willemskade and disembarkation.
the 3 - 4 hour
boattrip you can watch Rotterdam's impressive skyline with its
buildings glide by and get a unique view of the harbours shipyards,
and the hypermodern transshipping of thousands of containers and 'De
Rotterdam'. You will be able to see several company's with oils and
fats as a
core business like Unilever, Vopak,
Cargill and Maasrefinery /Maasttank.
While crusing the harbour dinner is served. Dietary requirements should be specified beforehand.
Price: 50 Euro
18 September 2011: Rotterdam
tour (guided tour by bus/ boat)
Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands has Europe's biggest harbor. The origins of Rotterdam may date back to the 13th century but since World War II the city has been rebuilt in a surprisingly futuristic style. One of the attractions of the city is the way that the old and the new meet. Delftshaven, founded in the 14th century as the port of Delft has remained intact. In 1620, the Pilgrim Fathers left for America from here, reaching Cape Cod on November 4th. We will see the port of Rotterdam during a harbour trip of 1 hour and 15 minutes. It is quite an experience to see the wharfs, quays, docks and silos and such close quarters and to participate in the busy sea and river traffic.
Price: 35 Euro
Departure: 11:00 from De Doelen
Return: 15:00 to De Doelen
Photo: Wikipedia: Author Torero
Photo: Wikipedia, Author Lucas Hirschegger
19 September 2011: Windmills of KinderdijkThe
Netherlands is famous for its windmills. Today there are still more
mills. Nowhere in the world you will find as many windmills as near
village) Kinderdijk. Around 1740 no less than 19 sturdy mills were
They have been well preserved to the present day.
The mills drain the excess water from the Alblasserwaard polders - which are situated below sea-level - after which the water is sluiced into the river Lek.
The powerful mill sails serve to transmit the force of the wind on to large paddle-wheels which scoop up the water. Nowadays power-driven pumping engines do the job, including one of the largest water screw pumping-station in Europe.
The foundation "Wereld Erfgoed Kinderdijk" maintains and preserves the windmills in Kinderdijk. The preservation is not limited to the windmills themselves, but also covers the area in which the windmills are situated. The foundation makes use of funds from the government and the members of the foundation each contribute to the cost of maintenance. Additional sponsoring should take care of reducing the backlog of repairs. In 1997 the mills of Kinderdijk were put on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
Price: 40 Euro
Departure: 09:00 from De Doelen
Return: 13:00 to De Doelen
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