North Brabant

Bergen op Zoom

Bergen op Zoom
The Essential
Renowned for its carnival, Bergen op Zoom was known in the Middle Ages for its two large annual fairs. It was the capital of an independent seigneury from 1287 and became a marquisate in the 16C. Famous for its invincibility, especially at the time of Spanish attacks (16C-17C), its fortifications were reinforced around 1700 by M. van Coehoorn. Its boulevards trace the contours of these ramparts, which were demolished in 1868. Its port, which was formerly linked to the eastern Scheldt, has been partially filled in.

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Markiezenhof
Markiezenhof
Bergen op Zoom
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Bergen op Zoom Belfry Bergen op Zoom Belfry
Bergen op Zoom Belfry
Bergen op Zoom
Gevangenpoort (port prison) or Lieve Vrouwepoort Gevangenpoort (port prison) or Lieve Vrouwepoort
Gevangenpoort (port prison) or Lieve Vrouwepoort
Bergen op Zoom
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Stadhuis Stadhuis
Stadhuis
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