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ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gemeentemuseum 'Het Land Van Thorn', Thorn, Limburg ProvinceIn 1007 Thorn obtained market and toll law. In the 13th century, city rights were granted. The town was partially surrounded. Within the enclosure there was a walled section, the immunity, which belonged to the abbey. There was also a civil center and agriculture was practiced in the north.In 1645 a city fire took place where many houses were lost.Thorn suffered severely under the French. Then Thorn also got his distinctive white color. After the noble ladies fled in 1794, the French charged a tax based on the size of the windows. The poor population, often living in large buildings, which had previously belonged to rich people, could not afford them. To limit the height of the load, the windows were closed. With the aim of hiding these traces of construction ("scars of poverty"), the houses were whitewashed. [2]The Abbey Church of Thorn was put into use as a parish church. The original parish church, which dates back to the 13th century, was demolished in 1817.Thorn soon became popular with artists and tourists through these white houses and the tranquility of the city. During the division of the province of Limburg in 1839, Thorn stayed with the Netherlands. During the Second World War Thorn was liberated by the Belgian army on 25 September 1944. In the second half of the 20th century, Thorn expanded with a residential area north of the town. In 1973 , the old core of Thorn received national recognition and was designated as a protected cityscape . [3]Duration: 1 hour

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