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Dordrecht, City of Living Water
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Dordrecht, City of Living Water

(Kees Snoek) The Low Countries - 2003, № 11, pp. 38-46

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A short history of Dordrecht, once ‘the key to Holland and Zeeland', the demographic and economic centre of Holland. Already in the seventeenth century the city had lost its significance as a seaport, but it did continue as a centre for inland shipping. By around 1900 Dordrecht had become primarily an industrial city rather than a commercial centre. Now, more and more of its inhabitants have become commuters, and Dordrecht itself promotes itself as a city of history and culture.

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