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Audio Guide Rotterdam, city of marines

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The Marine Corps and the city of Rotterdam are closely connected. In this audio tour you will discover traces of the marines in Rotterdam. Marines are sea soldiers. Traditionally they are being deployed to fight on ships, to attack coastal areas from a ship or to do battle ashore. Ever since their origin in 1665 they have been fighting worldwide. For the Republic of The Netherlands and its trade interests but nowadays also for peace and safety in the world. 

Start tour:  Mariniersmuseum, Wijnhaven 7-13, Rotterdam
End tour:   Van Ghent kazerne, Toepad 120, Rotterdam

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Rotterdam Historic Harbor

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