Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Enkhuizen in The Netherlands

Card no 402 - Beppie  NL-1687759
Enkhuizen in The Netherlands
Country Card Sent From: The Netherlands
Place Card Sender Lives: Enkhuizen
Date Received: 16th February 2013
Distance Travelled:  344  miles
Time Taken:  13 days

Enkhuizen is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia.  Enkhuizen was one of the harbour-towns of the Dutch East India Company, just like Hoorn and Amsterdam, from where overseas trade with the East Indies was conducted. It received city rights in 1355. In the mid-17th century, Enkhuizen was at the peak of its power and was one of the most important harbour cities in the Netherlands. However, due to a variety of reasons, notably the silting up of the harbours, Enkhuizen lost its position to Amsterdam.

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