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At maybee 200 meters from the Belgian-Dutch border lies the village of Sint-Anna-Ter-Muiden. You can believe me: it is one of the most peaceful and beautiful villages in the region.

Nowadays, it is a rather small village, but this "settlement" used to be a town with town rights, a harbour and it was even a member of the London Hansa (for those interested in Medieval commerce...). It lay on the border of the Zwin, which was the seabay that took ships to Bruges in the Middle Ages. On the other side of the bay, the Town of Sluis was founded. Due to the silting up of that seabay, ships had more and more difficulties to reach the harbours and eventually these towns decayed. There was also a lot of fighting in this area (especially Spanish - Dutch) in the 16/17th century.

I know the colours are not perfect, but wanted to show this nice little place anyway. Thanks for your comment; only through comment we can improve.

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