A view of a typical dutch windmill, named "the Fortune", in the little town "Hattem" in the North-East part of the Netherlands in the province Gelderland.
A document referring to Hattem, is dated around 800, but in 1176 it became a parish and in 1299 the place obtained city rights from the landgrave Reinoud I van Gelre. The old church was all covered in scaffolding and cloths so I have no picture of it. Hattem has also been a Hanseatic City.
Hattem was a fortified town and this town gate remembers of those times.
Here you can see the former city walls with the city behind.
The Town-Hall dates from 1770 and looks like it has been restored recently. A bit to much I think, it looks complete new now.
I prefer a building like this from Anno1626.
This is the river IJsel seen from the city.
Tomorrow I'll show you a pretty museum I visited in Hattem.