"Damme" Damme by Maeve_81
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Damme lies a little lost between Bruges and Knokke, and it's a shame.
Such a charming medieval town and since 1997 Flanders Bookvillage.
In 1134 AD there was a terrible storm. The flood that followed, created ''t Zwin'.
Damme builded a harbour and a canal to connect 't Zwin with Bruges, and became economical important.
But after 3 centuries 't Zwin sanded and Bruges and Damme lost their power.
Damme stayed important to defend Bruges against the French (late 18the century) and the Germans (WW II).
- Pros:Charming little medieval town
- Cons:very very little
- In a nutshell:A typical town in Flanders
What you'll never forget is the church of Damme. You'll see it from far... the typical church with the flat tower. It... more travel advice
In the old days Damme was called 'Hondsdamme' (dog dam). This comes from a legend : the workers who where digging the... more travel advice
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