Place:Enkhuizen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

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NameEnkhuizen
TypeStad
Coordinates52.7°N 5.283°E
Located inNoord-Holland, Netherlands
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Enkhuizen is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia.

Enkhuizen was one of the harbour-towns of the VOC, just like Hoorn and Amsterdam, from where overseas trade with the East Indies was conducted. It received city rights in 1355. In the mid-17th century, Enkhuizen was at the peak of its power and was one of the most important harbour cities in the Netherlands. However, due to a variety of reasons, notably the silting up of the harbours, Enkhuizen lost its position to Amsterdam.

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