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Flag Bredevoort.svg  Bredevoort coat2.svg 
town in the province of Gelderland, the Netherlands
Instance of place with town rights and privileges,
populated place in the Netherlands,
fortified town
Location Aalten, Netherlands
  • 1,525 (2008)
official website
Authority control
VIAF ID: 132675931
GND ID: 4748491-3

51° 57′ 00″ N, 6° 37′ 12″ E

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Bredevoort is a small old city in the Netherlands, now part of the municipality of Aalten. From 1326, Bredevoort was actual part of Gelderland. Between 1326 and 1696 the municipality of Bredevoort repeatedly changed ownership. The former municipality of Bredevoort comprised the city, the castle Bredevoort, and the villages Aalten, Dinxperlo and Winterswijk. After centuries of war, its fortifications were demolished by its inhabitants. Since 1993, Bredevoort presents itself as Bredevoort boekenstad (Bredevoort book town), after the examples of Hay-on-Wye in Wales and Redu in Belgium. There are now more than twenty second-hand book shops in the town.


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