"Breda - Ginneken" Breda by adinda

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In the south of <font color=darkmagenta>Breda</font> you'll find the former village <font color=mediumorchid>"Ginneken"</font>. It dates back from at least 1246, when it was even bigger than <font color=darkmagenta>Breda</font>. It started as a rural area, but developed into an industrial area with textile and beer. At the start of the 20th century the industry had gone and <font color=mediumorchid>"Ginneken"</font> became a tourist place.
After a 70-year struggle, <font color=mediumorchid>"Ginneken"</font> was annexed to <font color=darkmagenta>Breda</font> on January 1st 1942. It may be completely integrated into <font color=darkmagenta>Breda</font>, but still it has its own character.

<font color=darkmagenta>Breda</font> officialy became a city in 1252, which makes it one of the oldest cities in the south of the Netherlands.

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