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Hanseatic city at the shore of the Veluwemeer

Harderwijk is a city with a lot of history. Harderwijk, which used to be along the Zuiderzee, has been called a Hanseatic city since 1252. In order to protect the marine trade, Harderwijk joined the German Hanseatic League. Merchants came one after the other. The city was bustling with activity.

Even now, in the 21st century, you can still appreciate the traces of this epoch. Some of the original buildings are still standing. But whether buildings remained or not, the history is here to stay! Right where you’re walking today, centuries ago the people who played a role in the Hanseatic League walked.

Feel welcome and walk through the rich history of Harderwijk, the Hanseatic city at the shore of the Veluwemeer.