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Wijk bij Duurstede
Wijk bij Duurstede is a municipality and a city in the central Netherlands.Population centresCothenLangbroekWijk bij DuurstedeTopographyDutch Topographic map of the municipality of Wijk bij Duurstede, 2013.The city of Wijk bij DuurstedeThe city is located on the Rhine. At Wijk bij Duurstede, the Kromme Rijn branches off, and the main branch is called Lek River downstream from Wijk bij Duurstede.The name 'Wijk bij Duurstede' means 'Village near Duurstede'. Duurstede is the name of the nearby castle/ruin, also called Dorestad, where the bishop of Utrecht used to live. Wijk bij Duurstede is located at the place where Dorestad used to be, an important Frisian trade settlement during Carolingian times, that was pillaged around 850 by the Vikings.Wijk bij Duurstede has the only drive-through wind mill in the world. The mill is often confused with the mill that was made famous by Ruisdael's 1670 painting The windmill at Wijk bij Duurstede. That mill however no longer exists . At the market place of Wijk bij Duurstede is one of the few church towers in the Netherlands with a flat roof, so built because the bishop couldn't afford to build a spire. Inside the tower a picture displays the planned construction of the tower. The tower was supposed to become higher than the Domtoren in Utrecht.Wijk bij Duurstede is in Utrecht Province. Add Wijk bij Duurstede and other Holland destinations to your travel plans using our Holland travel app .
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