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de Peperbus

Back from the Queen's Day-celebrations! :-D
And here is a picture of the city of Zwolle, Overijssel again!

Zwolle was founded around 800 by Frisian merchants. The name comes from Suolle, that means 'hill'. The city is built on a hill and located between three rivers, de IJssel, de Vecht and het Zwarte Water. Just as Deventer and Kampen, Zwolle was a member of the Hanseatic League.
Nowadays Zwolle is one of the most import cities in the northern and eastern parts of the Netherlands and has about 111,000 citizens. The city is half way between the railway connection Amsterdam and Groningen.

The tower here in the middle of the picture is de Peperbus (the Pepper-box). This tower was built between 1463-1484. The tower is 75m high.
The buildings in front of the tower is het Stedelijk Museum Zwolle (Zwolle City Museum) with on the left the modern extension.

This picture could be placed in my father's little series about Old vs. New:
Two Twins
Old against new

I hope you like it!

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