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Monnickendam (Waterland municipality)

City, created during the damming of the peat stream the Leek. For the development of the Monnikenbroek area, this dam (with lock) was constructed shortly after 1240, together with a connecting sea dike, by monks from the Frisian Norbertine convent Mari├źngaarde near Hallum (Fr). These monks had founded a court in Marken in 1235. The first buildings...

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