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Nederland - Schiedam

Schiedam was founded in 1230 when the local river the “Schie”, had a dam built on it to protect the existing polders from the North Sea. The dam brought much trade to the area, due to goods being brought to, or transported from the area, to other Dutch towns. The village quickly grew and in 1275 the village received city rights.

Large parts of Schiedam were destroyed by fire in the year 1428, due to most of the buildings being made of wood. But the city was rebuilt and again, flourished. During the 1700’s the production of jenever (gin) started. Soon there were many distilleries in Schiedam. From dozens of distilleries the jenever was traded to many parts of the world and brought great wealth to the city. The gin industry gave the city its nickname 'Black Nazareth'.

Schiedam is known for its historical center with picturesque canals, lined with former warehouses, distilleries and the tallest windmills in the world.
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41 comments

David Slater (Spodde… said:

Some nice and very pleasant views Jaap. HBM and best wishes.
7 days ago

Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* said:

des prises exceptionnelles !***********************belle semaine Jaap♫
7 days ago ( translate )

Jadviga Grase said:

Very interesting buildings!
Have a nice week, Jaap!
7 days ago

Roger (Grisly) said:

Excellent series of well composed images, Jaap
HBM and a good week
7 days ago ( translate )

Malik Raoulda said:

Remarquable et excellente compilation bien collée.
Bonne et agréable semaine.
7 days ago ( translate )

Herb Riddle said:

A great collage here Jaap. Well done.

HBM, enjoy the day. Herb
7 days ago

Christa1004 said:

A good idea to have brought all these buildings together in a collage. HBM Jaap.
7 days ago

tiabunna said:

A great series and interesting information, Jaap. HBM and have a good week.
7 days ago

Madeleine Defawes said:

Superbes images de Schiedam !
Bonne semaine. Amitiés
7 days ago ( translate )

Günter Klaus said:

Da hast du dir wieder sehr schöne Gebäude ausgesucht für deine schöne Collage lieber Jaap :))

Wünsche noch einen schönen Nachmittag,ganz liebe Grüße Güni :))
7 days ago ( translate )

Patrick Brandy said:

Belle série et une belle histoire sur cette commune Schiedam et son Eau-de-vie bonne journée.
7 days ago ( translate )

Annemarie said:

a lot of benches:)

HBM!
Wish you a wonderful Week!
7 days ago

Xata said:

HBMs in your collage!
7 days ago

Stephan Fey said:

HBM, Jaap!
7 days ago ( translate )

Ecobird said:

A very beautiful series of images in this collage and I like that you can see a larger image in the PiPs. Excelent notes
HBM and have a good week ahead Jaap
7 days ago