Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Bergen op Zoom: Where?Wednesday

Bergen op Zoom is a town in the Southern Netherlands, just inside the border from Belgium. The town has played an important role during many conflicts, from Spanish to French to WWII.
The Markiezenhof was completed in the early 1500s and has served many functions since, including palace to the lordship, military headquarters, and hospital. Today it houses city archives, library, and restaurant.

We'll share some more photos from the town later this week.


Anonymous said...

How did it fare during World War II?

Abraham Lincoln

Anonymous said...

It looks very dark like a gothic castle.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi R,
Yes, Bergen Op Zoom, what 'one' never is expecting from a small city in the South, are those fantastic old historical buildings , the shopping-streets are historical too, My family is living over there , so we are visiting this town sometimes, Thanks for the pretty tower-photo.
Did you like this city? I do!

Thanks for your comments and YES! we like the car and we also like to make many trips in HOLLAND, I show soon more of our trips we made in 2 weeks of Xmas vacation in HOLLAND, and we liked it very much!

Bye greetings from Dutch JoAnn

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

OH! How very pretty! What an interesting and beautiful place.

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Thanks, all, for commenting. Abe, we'll comment on BoZ's WWII involvement this weekend.