In this building dating from 1612, goods were weigted, for trade purpouses...
At that time all market wares were brought to this building by the tradesmen to get weighted. The left hand site of the building was used to slaughter animals and the meet was sold at that particular place as well. We call that part Het Vleeshuis (The meat house).
Every older Dutch town has one, but Nijmegen has one of particular beauty. The "Waag" is the building where in medieval times the official weighing took place of the goods that were sold on the market. Varieting from corn to meat and from textiles (laken! = linnen) to fish. The place is now-a-days split into a few caf?'s / restaurants and a room where one can get married (connected to cityhall officials).
On October 03 2009 (sent by keepingintouch8) 24 Views
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