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The Spaarne is a river, in North Holland, Netherlands. This partially canalized river connects the Ringvaart to a side branch of the North Sea Canal. It runs through Haarlem, Heemstede, and Spaarndam.
- also known as Spaarne river
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G Lauria, IRCCS Foundation Carlo Besta Neurological Institute, Milan, Italy ISJ Merkies, Spaarne Hospital, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands; and Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands SG Waxman, Yale University ...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1881)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature by Thomas Spencer Baynes
the Spaarne, the Zaan, the Amstel, the Dieze, the Amer, the Mark, the Vecht, the Zwarte \Vater (Black-water), the Kninder, and the numerous Aas in Drenthe and Groningcn being the most important in this respect. have formed for themselves ...
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It lies along the Spaarne River, west of AMSTERDAM. By the 12th century it had become a fortified town and the residence of the counts of Holland. It was chartered in 1245 and incorporated in the United Netherlands in 1577. Its prosperity ...
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along the Spaarne River, west of •Amsterdam. By the 12th cent, it had become a fortified town and the residence of the counts of Holland. It was chartered in 1245, and incorporated in the United Netherlands in 1577. Its prosperity peaked in ...
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- The Spaarne (canal), Haarlem, Holland
[The Spaarne (canal), Haarlem, Holland]
[between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900].
1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color.
Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., catalogue J, foreign section. Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, c1905.
Print no. "17472".
Forms part of: Views of architecture and other sites in the Netherlands in the Photochrom print collection.
Format: Photochrom prints--Color--1890-1900.
- Spaarne bakker
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- Spaarne Haarlem
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- Spaarne River, Haarlem
The [Spaarne] river formerly flowed from the Haarlemmermeer (Haarlem Lake) to the IJ Bay, which used to extend from the Zuiderzee all the way to Velsen. In the 13th century, a dam with locks were constructed at the mouth of the Spaarne where the village of Spaarndam then formed.
After a century of planning, Haarlem's Lake was pumped dry in 3 years from 1850-1853 and made into a polder. The Spaarne became a branch of the Ringvaart, lost much of its flow, and became shallower.
The construction of the North Sea Canal (completed in 1876) reduced most of the IJ Bay into polders but a small canalized section of the IJ remained at Spaarndam to connect the Spaarne to the new canal.
The river was deepened for the benefit of industries along its shores.
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- Spaarne at night
Photo credit: Floris Looijesteijn
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