to Rotlerdam. WILLEMSTAD. 14. Route. 207
from the island of Overflakkee, which belongs to the province of
South Holland. The towers of Niewwe-Tonge and Oude-Tonge are
visible on this island to the N.E. The entrance to the Hollandsch
Diep (p. 456) is defended by Fort De Ruyter on the right, and Fort
Ooligensplaat on the left. Willemstad, a fortress erected by William
the Silent in 1583, next becomes visible to the right, opposite the
island of Beyerland (S. Holland).
The water here is sometimes pretty rough. Nearing Moerdyk
(p. 456) we see the handsome railway-bridge mentioned at p. 456.
The steamer now turns to the left into the Dordtsche Kil, a
narrow branch of the Meuse. In 1744 John William Friso (p. xli),
Prince of Orange, was drowned in crossing this channel, when on
his way to The Hague to meet Frederick William I. of Prus ssia, with
to adjust the difficulties of the Orange succession. The ‘land-
ing-place of ’S Gravendeel is also the steamboat-station for Dordrecht
(p. 456), the lofty church-tower of which appears on the right, along
with numerous picturesque wind-mills and tall chimneys belonging
to saw-mills and factories.
The steamer (to Rotterdam 1 hr.) now leaves the Kil, traverses
the Oude Maas, with the railway-bridge mentioned at p. 459, and
for a short distance the broad Merwede (p. 457), then enters a side-
channel of the Meuse called De Noord. On the right are Papendrecht
and Alblasserdam, both with ship-building yards, and Kinderdyk,
with ship-building yards and iron-foundries. The Noord unites
here with the Lek, which now assumes the name of Meuse. To the
right, Krimpen, with a pointed spire; left, ’t Huis ten Donk, a hand-
some country-house surrounded with trees, and Ysselmonde (p. 459);
right, Kralingen, with 16,700 inhab., extensively engaged in sal-
mon-fis hing (p. 310); left, the large machine-factory of Feyenoord
(p. 309). — Then, on the right bank, in a huge semicircle, appears —
Rotterdam, see p. 300.
oe Fr om ae to Aix-la-Chapelle vid Maastricht.
31/4-34/4 ares (fares ay fry 40 tre AO etre COC aman
the l AM 30, 6 MM 30 pf.). The only vite of
the line « 88- trains | run is that between Louvain and Maas-
tricht. The ym-house examination takes place at Maastricht,
the German at Aiz-la-Chapelle; in the reverse direction the Dutch examina-
tion is made at Simpelveld, the Belgian at Lanaeken. Through- passengers
are generally subjected to only one custom-house examination. “_ Numerous
local trains, with frequent halts, ply between Maastricht and Wylré
Antwerp, see p. 164. — 2'/) M. Mortsel; 5 M. Bouchout.
81/o M. Lierre, Flem. Lier (26 ft.; Hét. du Commerce, Grand’
Place, 15 R. at 2-3, B. 3/4, déj. 13/4, D. 2 fr.; Ht. d’Anvers, Rue
@Anvers 9,44 R. at 2-5, B.3/4, D. 21/p fr.), a town of 25,100 inhab.,
with sev eral breweries and silk-factories. The Cuurcu or St. Gom-
maRius (St. Gommaire), one of the finest late -Gothic churches in
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