from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southwest Netherlands, a port and industrial suburb of Rotterdam. Population: 71,500.


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  • Only people who could prove generations of their family had descended from Vlaardingen were accepted into the lengthy process of identifying relatives.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Some South African companies are also making the flags but the bulk are being produced in Vlaardingen, he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "This is unique -- it happens once in 20 or 30 years that such a big country has a completely new design," said Raymond van der Ploeg, sales director for Shipmate Vlag Produktie in Vlaardingen, near Rotterdam.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Vlaardingen; in 1434, at Nieuwkerk; and in 1437, at Gouda.

    A Wanderer in Holland

  • Vlaardingen, Maassluis, is a village that has lost its former prosperity in consequence of the decline of the herring fishery, owing, as every one knows, to the competition of England and the disastrous wars.

    Holland, v. 1 (of 2)

  • Not far from Rotterdam the town of Schiedam comes into view, surrounded by very high windmills, which give it the appearance of a fortress crowned with turrets; and far away can be seen the towers of the village of Vlaardingen, one of the principal stations of the herring-fisheries.

    Holland, v. 1 (of 2)

  • The herring are highly prized by the Dutch, and the first which are caught by the fleet are sent home in the fastest vessels; and when they are expected, watchmen are stationed in the Vlaardingen steeple to announce their approach.

    Dikes and Ditches Young America in Holland and Belguim

  • Vlaardingen, the principal port engaged in the herring fishery, was pointed out to him.

    Dikes and Ditches Young America in Holland and Belguim

  • The Spaniards meantime occupied the coast from the Hague to Vlaardingen, on the bank of the Maas.

    The Lily of Leyden

  • The Spaniards occupied the coast from the Hague to Vlaardingen, but the dykes along the Meuse and Yssel were in possession of the Prince.

    The Rise of the Dutch Republic — Complete (1555-84)


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