Back to Historic Cities Main Page

| Historic Cities Main Page | Netherlands |


facts in brief

Part of Krap's map, 1837
Part of Krap's map, 1837

Facts in brief:

Established on plot of reclaimed land, created by draining the mouth of the Rotte river in 1283; developed as a fishing village; canal to the Schie was dug in 1340s, & became major port of province; sea route to Indies encouraged commerce in 17th cen.

Courtesy of Getty Thesaurus of Geographic NamesTM (
Copyright 2000 The J. Paul Getty Trust. All rights reserved.

You are visitor no.