Rotterdam (the Netherlands) - marcelburgerphoto

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The beginning of the Port of Rotterdam on the northern waterfront is in Hoek van Holland, a small village in the province of Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands (Nederland). The village is home to the newest large engineered water based storm surge barrier (stormvloedkering) of the Netherlands. The Maeslantkering (Maeslant barrier) is part of the so-called Delta Works (Deltawerken). The barrier exists of two huge closable doors on both sides of the entrance to the port of Rotterdam, designed to protect the city when dangerous high seas and storm threathen it.

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