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city (1994 pop. 60,979), North Holland prov., N central Netherlands, on an inlet of the Markermeer. It is a commercial and processing center for a vegetable-growing and dairy-farming region. Prevalent industries include fishing, printing, textiles, and the construction of plastic boats. Hoorn was founded in 1311. In the 17th cent.—the golden age of Dutch exploration—the city sent forth many explorers, such as Willem SchoutenSchouten, Willem Cornelis
, 1567?–1625, Dutch navigator. In 1615 he sailed from Texel island, Holland, in command of an expedition whose objective was to evade the trade restrictions of the Dutch East India Company by finding a new route to the Pacific.
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, who was the first to round (and who also named) Cape Hoorn (later Horn); A. J. TasmanTasman, Abel Janszoon
, 1603?–1659, Dutch navigator. In the service of the Dutch East India Company from c.1632 to 1653, he made several trading and exploring voyages in the Pacific and Indian oceans.
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, who discovered New Zealand and Tasmania; and J. P. Coen, founder of Batavia (now Djakarta), Indonesia.
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And van der Hoorn admits he still hasn't discussed next season withPotter,adding that the Swans' financial position following last year's relegation from the Premier League means there could well be further player exits from the Liberty Stadium in the upcoming window.
JOE Rodon has revealed that Mike van der Hoorn played a key role in continuing his development at Swansea City when he was left out of the first team.
However, two goals in four minutes via Swans old boy Gwion Edwards and a Mike van der Hoorn own goal ensured the hosts trailed at the break.
Kyle Bartley's 36th-minute header was directed goalwards by Mike Van der Hoorn and when Mo Diame flicked out an instinctive arm to divert the ball to safety, referee Graham Scott somehow missed the offence.
SWANSEA skipper Mike van der Hoorn slammed the decision not to have VAR in operation for their FA Cup quarter-final.
MIKE VAN DER HOORN Registered himself an assist from the right wing for Courtney Baker-Richardson's opener inside two minutes, and, more importantly, was an absolute rock at the back.
Meanwhile Potter has confirmed that Mike van der Hoorn is the club's new captain, but insists his appointment has not been influenced by the uncertainty around fellow centreback Federico Fernadez Both players played the full 90 minutes of Swansea's impressive victory at Bramall Lane.
The Welsh club's Mike van der Hoorn insists he has learnt well from his last grapple with the Manchester United striker, when the Dutch defender failed to get a grip.
The Swans' Mike Van der Hoorn insists he has learnt well from his last grapple with the Manchester United striker, when the Dutch defender failed to get a grip.
Mike van der Hoorn has revealed he held talks with Swansea City over a two-year contract extension prior to Huw Jenkins' departure from the club.