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The Netherlands-Makkum
Makkum is a village on the banks of the lake IJsselmeer in the province Friesland. It has a population of around 3,500. The rich history of the village is still very visible. The village has a town-like structure dating from the 17th century. At the lock are historic merchant houses. For Makkum prosperity really started in the 17th century and lasted until the 18th century. Makkum became an important center of trade and industry, including brick works, wind-powered saw-, oil-, paper-, and pealing mills, ship yards and seashell lime kilns. The lime kiln industry was the major pillar of Makkums prosperity employing many people. Transport of base materials and end products by ship caused shipping and ship construction to flourish. The pottery Royal Tichelaar Makkum is one of the oldest companies of the Netherlands. Seashell fishing was of importance next to common miseries. Lately tourism has developed strongly in Makkum from the attraction of water sports. The current (Feadship’s) yard (of a gigantic scale) does not fit in the historical villageview of Makkum and is therefore not or barely visible on these images, made with kite and camera (attached to the kite's line). © Tom Kisjes
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  • Taken: Jul 22, 2021
  • Uploaded: Jul 22, 2021
  • Updated: Jul 23, 2021