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Sassenpoort

This is de Sassenpoort in the city of Zwolle, the capital of the province of Overijssel.

Zwolle was founded around 800 by Frisian merchants, The name comes from Suolle, that means 'hill'. The city is built on a hill and located between three rivers, de IJssel, de Vecht and het Zwarte Water. Just as Deventer, Zwolle was a member of the Hanseatic League.
Nowadays Zwolle is one of the most import cities in the northern and eastern parts of the Netherlands and has about 111,000 citizens. The city is half way between the railway connection Amsterdam and Groningen.
I took this picture after I had been in Deventer, about twenty minutes by train from Zwolle. As you can see, it had become better weather.

De Sassenpoort (Sassen Gate) is one of the most import city gates in the Netherlands. It was built between 1406-1407 as a part of the defensive works of the city. It is only the inside gate that remains, the outside gate was demolished in 1839.

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