Monday, 30 September 2013 - 08:23
Belfort Sluis Reopens
On Monday the mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, and his colleague from Sluis, Annemiek Jetten, will open the renovated Belfort in Sluis, Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. Belforts are watch towers from the Middle Ages. Most of these belforts are situated in Flanders, Wallonia and the North of France. The Belfort in Sluis, a touristic city at the border of Belgium and the Netherlands, is the only one in the Netherlands. The Belfort in Sluis was thoroughly renovated. All the technical installations are renewed, the tourist center (VVV) will be housed inside and there are several exhibition rooms installed in which interactive exhibitions can be organized. Vieuw on the touristic city of Sluis - wikipedia One of the expositions will be the history of Sluis. Another one will be dedicated to a famous inhabitant of Sluis, Johan Hendrik van Dale. That exhibition shows the work and life of the school teacher who lived in Sluis from 1828 till 1872. His name was given to the most important dictionary of the Netherlands which he started during his life, de Dikke van Dale.