The enduring Dutch town of Spijkenisse

Spijkenisse. What a beautifully sounding name for a town. It was derived from the words spieke, meaning  “spit“, and nesse, meaning “nose”, i.e., “pointy nose”. It has nothing to do with the people who live there, or the Spijkenissenaar, though. It actually refers to “a spit of land portruding along the river”. Since the town is located near the River Meuse, … More The enduring Dutch town of Spijkenisse