Michiel 2005

Michiel 2005

Posted on 03/11/2007


Photo taken on March  5, 2007



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Canals of Leiden: the Rapenburg

Canals of Leiden: the Rapenburg
Up to the 1960s Leiden was based on transport by water, that meant that every time a ship passed through Leiden, road transport had to wait. In the 1960s the City Council decided to give priority to the road, so they filled up several canals and diverted the ships around Leiden. Luckily they didn't fill up all the canals.

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