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Rhoon Castle.

Albrandswaard is a municipality in South Holland, found directly south of Rotterdam, separated from it by the Nieuwe Maas river.

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Albrandswaard is a municipality formed in 1985 through the merging of Rhoon and Poortugaal. Rhoon is a small village founded alongside a dike, which saw large expansions added to itself after the Second World War, while Poortugaal was a small farmers village that too saw large expansions after the Second World War. Upon merging, Poortugaal ceded about half its land to Rotterdam, that being the area now known as Hoogvliet. Nowadays the area is an extention of Rotterdam, being well-connected to its city centre via the Rotterdam Metro lines  C  and  D .

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By car[edit]

Albrandswaard is divided from Rotterdam by the A15 highway, which serves the towns with an exit for Hoogvliet and Pernis (17), as well as Rhoon (18). The suburb of Portland in the east of the municipality is serviced by exit 19. The A15 meets the A4 directly above Poortugaal and the A4/A29 directly east of Portland. These connect to Den Haag, Leiden and Amsterdam (A4) and Bergen op Zoom (A4/A29). The A15, meanwhile, connects to Spijkenisse and Brielle in the west, and Sliedrecht, Tiel and Nijmegen in the east.

By public transit[edit]

Albrandswaard has two stations in the municipality itself and three in Hoogvliet, these being 1 Zalmplaat  C  D , 2 Hoogvliet  C  D , 3 Tussenwater  C  D , 4 Poortugaal  D  and 5 Rhoon  D . Line  C  connects to Spijkenisse on the other side of the Oude Maas and to Rotterdam Beurs, which in turn connects to Rotterdam Centraal, where many train services terminate. Line  D  connects to Rotterdam Centraal directly and terminates there. Switching to line  E  between Slinge and Rotterdam Centraal will get you as far as Den Haag.

Get around[edit]

The metro lines, especially line  D  will get you to most places in the municipality. Pretty much everything else is within walking distance of the metro stations, but buses service the area as well. Line  602  services most of Rhoon and Poortugaal, terminating at Poortugaal Metro and Portland, while buses  78  and  80  service most of Hoogvliet.

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Map of Albrandswaard

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