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A wider shot of the outeside wall of the 'vesting' , the most Nothern part of the Holland Water defense line (Hollandse Waterlinie). The current defense town was built during the MiddleAges. But quickly after that attacked and burned down by the Spanish troupes. When rebuilding, two lines of water and walls were built. The French troupes managed to get in though in1672. After they were chased away, an even bigger defense system was built. That's the way it still looks now. Where the munitition used to be stalled is now the showroom of a very famous designer of furniture, some of the cellars are shut of for people and part is turned into a museum. The 'vesting' as a whole is a unique monument of the Dutch defensesystem.

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Additional Photos by Femke van der Horst (femkevdh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 827 W: 0 N: 417] (2633)
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