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History of Zutphen

Zutphen is a Hanse town and one of the oldest Dutch towns. The history of this town goes back to the Roman times, when the location at the river was a small settlement. Around 800 Zutphen was the center of local government. In the 9th century the town was destroyed by the Vikings. In a reaction a new town with fortifications was build. Zutphen developed as a trading place and became one of the Hanse towns. Two years marked the early history: 1284 the year of the city fire and 1394 the year of the plague disease. During the 80-year war with Spain Zutphen was conquered and re-conconquered several times.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very walkable historic center
  • Cons:None
  • In a nutshell:Nice town at the IJssel river
  • Last visit to Zutphen: Oct 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Oct 28, 2007 at 12:58 AM

    Goede ochtend PJ! The trouble with art work food is that it almost looks too good to eat doesn't it?? Almost ;-) Hope you are having a good weekend! Say hi to Swanet for me :))


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