Cycle route Around the Hanseatic Cities (part 14)
In the Hanseatic period, Zutphen people transported herring, butter, beer and wine. Wood, which was transported over the Berkel and by land, was also very important. Zutphen and Deventer had timber markets. Zutphen even received the right to its own settlement in Schonen from the king of Denmark.
The wealth of Zutphen is reflected in the monumental buildings: along the winding paths in the center you will find the most beautiful churches, houses and parts of the fortress. One of these buildings is the library, housed in the Broederenkerk. But also the Berkel ruins, the Kruittoren and the Sint Janskerk are traces of the Hanseatic past. The immediate surroundings of Zutphen also profited from the prosperity. For example, the small village of Vorden grew into a place where there are nine castles.
The immediate surroundings of Zutphen also profited from the prosperity. For example, the small village of Vorden grew into a place where nine castles stand.
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