Images of Sloten
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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 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.
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