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[caption id="attachment_160783" align="aligncenter" width="590"] City Hall © Danovic[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Dordrecht, colloquially Dordt, historically in English named Dort, is a city and municipality in the western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland. It is the fourth largest city of the province, having a population of 118,601 in 2009. The municipality covers the entire Dordrecht Island, also often called Het Eiland van Dordt (the Island of Dordt), bordered by the rivers Oude Maas, Beneden Merwede, Nieuw...

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Theme Week East Frisian Islands - Wangerooge

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Theme Week Hamburg - HafenCity and Speicherstadt

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Fredrikstad in the Østfold province

Fredrikstad in the Østfold province

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The Uffizi in Florence

The Uffizi in Florence

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Weston-super-Mare in North Somerset

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Aveiro, the Venice of Portugal

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Helsingborg in southern Sweden

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