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Where is Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery?

Where is Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery?

Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery and Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery are almost next to one another, 3 kilometres east of the town centre, on a road named Ruytershoveweg, which runs parallel with the A58 Bergen-op-Zoom to Roosendaal motorway.

What was the population of Bergen op Zoom?

Slowly, most of the city council members of Bergen op Zoom became Protestant. Protestants dominated the council until the 18th century. After that, the number of Catholics in Bergen op Zoom increased and, during the second part of the 18th century, a majority of Bergen op Zoom’s population was Catholic again.

What was the fortress of Bergen op Zoom?

Bergen op Zoom had been fortified by new works built at the beginning of the 17th century by Menno van Coehoorn, with three forts surrounding the city and a canalized diversion of the Scheldt acting as a ditch around its walls. However, it had no second line of fortifications, nor any fortress.

Why was the Sint-Gertrudischurch called Bergen op Zoom?

Merchants from all over Europe came to Bergen op Zoom to sell their goods. Because of this major economic growth, the Sint-Gertrudischurch was enlarged. The enlargement was called the Nieuw Werck but was never finished, because of the economic recession of the mid-16th century.

Where is Bergen op Zoom in the Netherlands?

Bergen op Zoom is a city in the west of the Dutch province of North Brabant in The Netherlands.

What did Herbert do in Bergen op Zoom?

He helped to liberate Bergen Op Zoom Netherlands and was awarded the Military Cross for his actions in October 1944. Herbert always lead his men from the front. In this action he was the first across a canal in Bergen Op Zoom to attack and factory known to be occupied with enemy troops.

Which is the oldest gate in Bergen op Zoom?

The Gevangenpoort (prison gate) is the oldest monument of the city. The gate dates from the 14th century and is one of the remaining examples of gates as they were in the Middle Ages in Dutch towns. It is the only remaining city gate in Bergen op Zoom, and a national monument.