"Weight houses" Netherlands Favorite Tip by DanielF

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Favorite thing: The prosperity of the Netherlands was based mainly upon trade. For this reason, weight houses played a chief role in everyday life ot the Dutch cities, as the place where goods were officially weighted. Weight houses were generally hosted in one of the most prominent buildings in the city. Many of them have been preserved until our days, like the one you see in this picture, from the city of Leiden.

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  • Written Feb 15, 2004
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