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Waagplein / cheese market

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NLD Alkmaar

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archiefalkmaar published on 03/06/2019 1:41 p.m.:
archiefalkmaar

The Waagplein in Alkmaar. The houses were torn down in 1885 to make more room for the cheese market.

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Lena wrote on 03/06/2019 1:50 p.m. (edited on 04/15/2019 3:57 p.m.) :
Lena

More room for cheese - such a typical Dutch thing ;-)

More room for cheese - such a typical Dutch thing ;-)

archiefalkmaar wrote on 03/06/2019 1:52 p.m. (edited on 04/15/2019 3:57 p.m.) :
archiefalkmaar

Yeah, they were tearing down buildings on the 'Waagplein' since 1582 to make room for bigger and bigger markets. This went on until 1910!

Yeah, they were tearing down buildings on the 'Waagplein' since 1582 to make room for bigger and bigger markets. This went on until 1910!

Lena wrote on 03/06/2019 1:58 p.m. (edited on 04/15/2019 3:57 p.m.) :
Lena

I guess we need a picture on market day! :-)

I guess we need a picture on market day! :-)

archiefalkmaar wrote on 03/07/2019 9:40 a.m. (edited on 04/15/2019 3:57 p.m.) :
archiefalkmaar

In the summer there will be new markets. I'll try to make a new new picture ;-)

In the summer there will be new markets. I'll try to make a new new picture ;-)


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