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Sloten in 1664 (picture wikipedia.com)

During dinner (see previous log entry) Wynanda told me that the village of Sloten is also a very picturesque Frisian village. Correction; Sloten is not a village but a real city! It was given the city right in 1426 and is with about 1000 residents one of the smallest cities in the Netherlands. The city was founded near a mansion of the Van Harinxma thoe Slooten family, conveniently located at a crossing of the canals and the trading road from Germany to the (at that time very important) trade city of Stavoren.

During the 1400s and 1500s, Sloten was also an important city. It was fortified and attacked by several armies. Today it is only important as a touristic site.

On the city's fortress wall
The unique fact, especially for a Dutch city, is that the historic fortified core of the city has hardly changed. The cross-cut of the city is less than 500 meters, which makes it a perfect city to visit quickly.

On my way home, after the sailing I accidentally saw a road sign to Sloten. The sun had not set yet, so I decided to quickly have a look. I walked around, along the city canal, between the old houses, on the old fortress walls and around the city mill. Very picturesque indeed! Especially when the sun set over the fields and water surrounding the city.

More pictures below! Deze fake-tekst heb ik toegevoegd om net iets meer regels te genereren zodat deze rare website toestaat dat de bijgesloten foto ook vertoond wordt.  Deze fake-tekst heb ik toegevoegd om net iets meer regels te genereren zodat deze rare website

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Sloten in 1664 (picture wikipedia.…
Sloten in 1664 (picture wikipedia…
On the citys fortress wall
On the city's fortress wall
Just before sunset
Just before sunset
View on the fields from the fortre…
View on the fields from the fortr…
The church in the heart of Sloten
The church in the heart of Sloten
Catching the last rays of sun in t…
Catching the last rays of sun in …
The city mill
The city mill
Sunset over the fields, seen from …
Sunset over the fields, seen from…
Sunset over the river next to Slot…
Sunset over the river next to Slo…
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