The city was reconstructed in the early seventeenth century by Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange to an ideal city design, similar to Palmanova. The streets were laid out in a radial pattern within polygonal fortifications and extensive outer earthworks.
Incidentally, the city of Coevorden may have indirectly given its name to the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, which is named after the 18th-century British explorer George Vancouver. The explorer's ancestors (and family name) may have originally come to England "from Coevorden" (van Coevorden > Vancoevorden > Vancouver).
Fit for food. (high-tech leadership one of the factors that make the Netherlands a premier location for food and food processing industry)
Sep 01, 1998; The Netherlands knows how to feed the European market. With the elimination of borders among the members of the European Union in...