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"Financial business in West Frisia" Top 5 Page for this destination Enkhuizen Things to Do Tip by Pavlik_NL

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  Monastrery, West Frisian Mint and Prince's Court
by Pavlik_NL

Looking at the map of the Netherlands the country is split in two parts by the now-a-days lake "IJsselmeer", a century ago the "Zuiderzee" (sea). On either side was Frisia (Fryslan) and the top part of the now-a-days province North-Holland was called "West Frisia". Now, Frisians are truely quite different from the other Dutch, as seen from a Dutch point of view. Especially historically Frisia had a very strong independance, thus also prooves this house here. It's the West Frisian Mint. Together with Hoorn and Medemblik (the other important towns in West-Frisia) Enkhuizen had 12 years long the minting right (the right to press coins, "make money"). Later this house even has been a temporar princes court of the house of Orange (Dutch royalty), but originally it used to be part of ... a monastery.

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  • Written Jun 7, 2006
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