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The medieval city of Zutphen from the River IJssel

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The view of the medieval city of Zutphen from the river IJssel taken from one of the groynes in the river. This side of the river is used as beach by the people from the Hoven, the small and quite different part of Zutphen located on this side of the IJssel.

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A: Sint Walburgiskerk, Zutphen

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B: Broederenkerk and Dominican monastery, Zutphen

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C: Behind the Drogenapstoren, Zutphen

by Hans ter Horst, 530 meters away

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D: Drogenapstoren, city gate in Zutphen

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E: Huis de Voorst

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F: Farm with trees

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G: Boerderij Adelaar Voorst

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H: Church of Brummen

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I: centre of Brummen

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J: Centre of Brummen

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