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Hanseatic City of Zutphen

Here’s an impression of the centre of the city of Zutphen in the province of Gelderland. Zutphen is located on the river IJssel, and just as other cities on this river, like Deventer and Kampen, it used to be member of the Hanseatic League, a powerful trading network in the Northern Europe in the late Middle Ages. In the last decade of the 12th century it had received city rights, the third Dutch city to do so, but Zutphen had started as a Germanic settlement in Roman times. As capital of the Graafschap Zutphen (Zutphen County) and an important player in the Baltic sea trade, Zutphen experience its Golden Age in the 14th century. Nowadays, it is a city of almost 50,000 inhabitants and is best known for its historic inner city.

Seen here is the Houtmarkt (Wood Market) and the Wijnhuistoren (Winehouse Tower). The tower dates back to first part of the 17th century.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1000 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 729/100 mm
Date Taken: 2017-06-18 13:12
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1442 kb

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