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  Grote Markt & City Hall
by sim1

Favorite thing:
You only need to take a few steps to get from het "Goudkantoortje" to the "Grote Markt" (or translated "Big Square"). This is the heart of the city: that is how it feels to me anyway :-) There is often a market on this square, but today (like on the "Vismarkt") it was a quiet day. But not having a market on the square isn't all that bad. Of course you miss some atmosphere of the market, but this does give you a great opportunity to have a good look at the surrounding buildings of the market. One building that probably will draw your attention is this one: the City Hall. Since 1310, but maybe even from the year 1255, there has been a city hall build of stone on this square.

The current city hall that you see in the photo dates back to the beginning of the 1800's. In 1869 the building was complete in its current form. I can't say that I find it beautiful, but it certainly is impressive.

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  • Updated Apr 13, 2005
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