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Postcard from Woudrichem

Woudrichem is an old, fortified city on the border of the provinces Zuid-Holland and Noord-Brabant. This postcard from Woudrichem was sent in 1908.

On the bottom right image we see the skyline of the city, on the bank of the river Meuse. In the middle the 15th century St. Martin's church.

Just across the river is the Loevestein castle (bottom left image). Pedestrians and cyclists can take a small ferry boat from Woudrichem to Loevestein. The castle, long used as a prison, is famous for Hugo Grotius' escape in a book chest.

Woudrichem and Loevestein are well worth a visit, if you happen to be in the neighbourhood.

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