Capelle aan den IJssel
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Image:Ltspkr.pngCapelle aan den IJssel (population: 65,605 in 2005) is a town in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covers an area of 15.42 km² (of which 1.13 km² water). It is situated on the eastern edge of Rotterdam, on the Hollandse IJssel river.
The town has what is probably be the country's smallest museum, the Dief- en Duifhuis ("House of Thieves and Pidgeons"). Now a historical museum, it served as the prison for the castle of Capelle and is all that now remains of the 16th Century castle.
Near motorway A16 is a large business park called 'Rivium'. Companies based in Rivium are Sodexho Nederland, Sodexho Prestige, Shell Nederland, local energy company Eneco and many more.
- The Caland Line starts at De Terp station, proceeds to Capelle Centrum station and Slotlaan station, then to Rotterdam, Schiedam and Spijkenisse.
- Connections with the main railway system are at Rotterdam Blaak station and at Schiedam Centrum station, and with a change of underground at Beurs underground station, at Rotterdam Centraal station. To and from the direction The Hague the fastest connection is usually with a change at Schiedam Centrum, for other directions it varies.
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For the quickest connection to a train, you best change at Capelse Brug Station to the other branch of the Calandline. Get off at Alexander station and there you can get trains to Rotterdam, Utrecht, Nijmegen and Amsterdam.de:Capelle aan den IJssel id:Capelle aan den IJssel it:Capelle aan den IJssel li:Capelle aan den IJssel nl:Capelle aan den IJssel sv:Capelle aan den IJssel