Hallo HALblog readers,
Some exciting news from Rotterdam. Tour de France lovers will probably know that the Tour de France will start this year in Holland America Lines founding and home port Rotterdam. Fore 4 days Rotterdam will be the focal point of the world most important cycling event.
Well pretty much all of the Netherlands is still colored orange to support our soccer team effort to win the World cup soccer (they have reach quarter finals and now playing against Brazil next Friday) Rotterdam have colored orange and yellow. And events leading to the Le Grand Depart have started. It will promise to be the most exciting sport event of the year here in Rotterdam and The Netherlands.
HAL and my home port is a fitting city to start the Tour de France. Rotterdam is by nature a sport city. More information: http://www.tourdefrancerotterdam.nl/en/ The official cite of Le Grand Depart Rotterdam 2010.
More nautical news ms Noordam will bring a surprise visit to here home port Rotterdam on July 14 2010. It will be ms Noordam maiden visit to her home port.
Greetings from the home port Rotterdam.
Ben van Zeijl is a Holland America fan and historian from Rotterdam.