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

  • A city of southwest Netherlands on an island in the Scheldt estuary and the North Sea. Chartered in 1247, it was one of the first Dutch towns to rebel against Spain (1572). Population: 45,000.


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  • The changes take place particularly for those place names that have dropped out of our consciousness, and then come back to us – Flushing became Vlissingen when car ferries started to use the port more regularly, and Leghorn became Livorno when it became an easily accessible tourist resort.

    Loss of anglicizations | Linguism

  • The 153,000 barrels-a-day refinery located in Vlissingen is mainly run on Russian crude oil.

    Lukoil to Take 45% Stake in Dutch Refinery

  • Hendrick Vroom's "Arrival of Frederick V of the Palatinate and Elizabeth Stuart in Vlissingen" (1623) is a detailed view of the harbor and the ships bearing the arriving dignitaries.

    A 'Godot' Worth Waiting For

  • The last wolf in Scotland was shot in the 18th century and lynx have been absent since prehistoric times, yet Vlissingen believed reintroduction of both animals would boost tourist numbers.

    Dutch Tycoon Van Vlissingen Passes Away, Aged 65

  • The trucks had finally arrived following the capture of Vlissingen.

    Panzer Aces

  • Under the protection of the lone antitank gun, 3rd Battalion pedaled to Vlissingen.

    Panzer Aces

  • Haso was there, standing at one of the windows watching Vlissingen slide away into the deepening dusk.

    Paradise For Two

  • Only as they crossed on the ferry to Vlissingen was there time to pore over a map while they drank coffee in the bar on board, and then she didn't take it all in, there was so much to see from the deck.

    Last April Fair

  • They would land at Ca lais, travel up the French coast into Belgium and from these cross over into Holland at Sluis, then take the ferry to Vlissingen and from there drive all the way to Leiden on the motorway.

    Last April Fair

  • "Oh, yes, and Mevrouw van Germert your mother, and your sister, and I rang Vlissingen and the Hock."

    Midnight Sun's Magic


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