Dating oost nederland

12 Nov

The 75-hectare (185-acre) "Spoorzone" area around Tilburg Central station, once a Dutch Railways train maintenance yard, has been purchased by the city and is being transformed into an urban zone. The name "Tilburg" first appeared in documents dating from 709 AD but after that there was no mention for several centuries.

Home weaving continued, however, until the early 20th century.The neighbourhood Koningswei (King's Meadows) was demolished and replaced by Koningsplein (King's Square).The old neighbourhood was some kind of slum and had to be replaced by newer development.Woollen textiles from Tilburg were known far and wide.After World War II Tilburg retained its place as wool capital of the Netherlands, but in the 1960s the industry collapsed and by the 1980s the number of wool mills could be counted on the fingers of one hand.