Randstad Holland — II

Southern Circumference
  • Gerald L. Burke


The southern circumference of the Randstad comprises two principal agglomerations. The first, dominated by the great harbour of Rotterdam, is directly linked to the Rhine. The second, dominated by the administrative centre of The Hague, has a separate function independent of the waterway. Both are contained within the most densely populated of Dutch provinces, South Holland, with 2,480 persons per square mile. The two agglomerations are here considered individually.


Blast Furnace Town Centre Residential Unit Green Heart Harbour Basin 
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© Gerald L. Burke 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald L. Burke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Town PlanningCollege of Estate ManagementLondonUK

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