Elburg, square city by design – The Netherlands

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The battle against water is not new to the Dutch. According to one story Elburg, a small Hanseatic city near the Zuiderzee, had some serious floodings. The town was too important to surrender to the water. So in 1392 they decided to move this picturesque city a bit. This accounts for the town’s square shape.

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