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life in a small Town in Central Netherlands
Sunday, February 1, 2009
The Hague 6. The Square
The Square, at least I think it is called that way. This is the square behind the oldest government buildings, or the government centre. That is in the middle of town. This statue is the statue of Prince William of Orange I, The Father of the Fatherland. Also the initiator of the Dutch Royal House.
William of Orange fought for the independence of the Lower Countries from the King of Spain. Liberated the country of the Catholic faith and.. eeuh, some other things. He was killed at the height of his reign, that always gives you a place in the history books.
This is the view on the other side of the statue. The new government buildings with in the front housings of another generation.
City in the west of the Dutch province Utrecht, founded by the Romans in 40 AD as a castellum at the Northern Fronteer of the Roman Empire. Received city rights in 1372, forensic city for North and South Holland's bigger cities, 33.650 inhabitants.
Woerden Community contains the towns and villages: Harmelen, Kamerik and Zegveld.