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Travelogue – Nederland 2023

Travelogue Nederland 2023 A short campertrip that we made in October 2023 in Central Netherlands. Period 8 october 2023 – 13 october 2023.  Distance 805 km. In October 2023 we made a short camper trip in Central Netherlands. We travel a lot in other countries in Europe with our buscamper, but we realise by traveling not so far away from home that there still many interesting places to discover in our homecountry. Route Zeeland – Heilig Landstichting – Bemmel Bemmel […]

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Cities of the Hanseatic League – II

The first time that we wrote about the Hanseatic League was in 2019 when we visited Deventer, Kampen and Hattem. This year, 2021, we took the opportunity to visit two other cities, i.e., Zutphen and Doesburg. All mentioned cities are located along the river IJssel. The IJssel river is a beautiful river and an important distributary of the Rhine River. It leaves the Lower Rhine just southeast of Arnhem and flows northeast ward for about 110 km to enter the […]

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Cities of the Hanseatic League

The Hanseatic League was a commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds and market towns in Northwestern and Central Europe. Growing from a few North German towns in the late 1100s, the league came to dominate Baltic maritime trade for three centuries along the coasts of Northern Europe. Hansa territories stretched from the Baltic to the North Sea and inland during the Late Middle Ages, and diminished slowly after 1450. Hanse, later spelled as Hansa, was the Old High German word for […]

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