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Panorama picture from Flekkefjord Municipality in Norway




HOLLENDERBYEN

A section of the northern part of the town centre, called Dutch Town because of the lively trading carried out with Holland. This is where the Dutch sailingships docked. The houses in this part of the town are small and simple, and stand out both in temms of shape and size from the buildings in other parts of the town. During the 18th century, trade with Holland was at its peak, and riches werw made from, among other things, export of oak timber. Amsterdam is built on oak pols from Flekkefjord. The people bonded with each other, and more than one Dutchmann found a wife in the area.

Some customs are still to be found. For example, when children play "odd man out", the counting goes as follow:
Anniken, Fanniken, Finken, Foken, Den forbistrede bondekonken or Ana, Drana, Drina, Druks, kontra, fira, fem og seks.
Bim Bam Rotteridam, Silkemaria, Born for Kia, I Vi Vekk.