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The port of Rotterdam is known throughout the world for being greatest and shaken our days. To cross requires at least it of a long walk of three hours, and one always remains with the sensation of which it has not seen everything it. For the inhabitants of the city, it is a symbol and a reason for pride, besides an inescapable tourist attraction.
The great Port of Rotterdam, more known like Europoort - the door Europe, is a complex formed by different ports and wharves that extend throughout the coast, on the North Sea. Its extension was initiated in 1957, due to the increasing demand of the international transports.
Harbor complexes, industrial zones, docks, electrical terminals of storage and plants went being constructed to a vertiginous rate, on terrain taken to the sea and sand deposits. Thus, the Europoort got to become a unique phenomenon in the world, by its dimensions, its capacity and the incessant movement that is developed in its coasts.
The greatest port of the complex is the Petroleumhaven, ordered to receive the petroleum unloadings. It is complemented with the petroliferous terminal Maasvlakte, with tanks that can lodge million liters simultaneously. Several petroliferous companies have soothes in this place.
Another remarkable site is the first port constructed in Rotterdam. In its wharves, is the Marine Museum of the city, that offers a exhibition destined to navigation and the naval fleet. In the area outdoors, are to the activities of construction and the movements of load and unloading. It is, without a doubt, one of the most popular museums of Rotterdam.
Twenty boats of aims of century XIX and principles of the XX attest the prosperous naval past of Rotterdam. The boats of candle of the merchant marine, in front of the famous cubical houses, are pieces been left in the time, that makes us overcome several years to us until the times at which they furrowed the seas with entereza.
Practical information on the Marine Museum of Rotterdam
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