Vlaardingen is a city and a district in South Holland in the Netherlands. It is located on the north bank of the Nieuwe Maas/Nieuwe Waterweg river where it connects with the Oude Maas.
On the east the city is separated from Schiedam by a motorway. Other places nearby
are Maassluis to the west and Delft in the north.
The "haring en bierfeest" (herring and beer festival) is held each year on the first Saturday of June.
The area around Vlaardingen was already settled by about 2900BC to 2600BC.