"Rijssen" Rijssen by pieter_jan_v

Rijssen Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 44 photos

Rijssen history

Romans already had a settlement on the hill South of a wetland area in the first century AC. Later the area called "Marke van Rinse" was cultivated into agriculture and the highest parts and meadows at the lowest parts. Housing was start on the sandy grounds in the middle.
The first church was started by Lebuïnus in 770.
In 1243 Rijssen got its city rights from Otto III, the bishop of Utrecht.

Canals and city walls did not prefens that Rijssen was ransacked and set to fire several times through the ages.

The reformation of 1626 brought power back to the nobels.

The 16th and 17th century brought more labour that was organised in the form of local gildes (unions).

Local products made from the local crops formed the basis for the later industry.

Rijssen churches

Rijssen has many churches. The first church bacame the Main church for the eare around Rijssen in 1188.

The summer Flea Market

Markets have been important to Rijssen, The cattle trade market was one of them and the last one (for pigs) closed at 1976.

During the summer there are popular Flea Markets at the main square and some adjacent streets, held on 5 Thursdays at the end of July and through August.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good deals
  • Cons:None
  • In a nutshell:Religeous village
  • Last visit to Rijssen: Sep 2015
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • pfsmalo's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2007 at 9:03 AM

    Hi Pieter, thanks for the pic. Takes me back to 1967 when I went to Rijssen on my very first trip abroad for a football tournament. Don't remember much though except for the hundreds of eggs at Easter. Cheers


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