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life in a small Town in Central Netherlands
Thursday, April 23, 2009
The Netherlands has a lot of hidden treasures, in landscape and history so sometimes I just go to a village or town I never heard of and each time I am amazed how beautiful, different and peaceful it often is. Yesterday there was such a large traffic jam that I got of the highway and took such a d-tour.
I drove via the dike of the IJssel river this time.
I noticed a ruin of something I can't determine what it has been. But it must be very old. The walls were about 80cm thick and completely made of brick, so it must have been a defence building of the army.
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.