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Early in June we spent a week camping in the Veerse forest, just 10 mins cycle ride to the quaint town of Veere. The weather gods were with us that week and we had sunshine every day. A wonderful area to hike and cycle. rnrnThe town began as the hamlet of Kampvere in the 13th century. Veere only began to flourish in the 16th century, when it became the staple port for Scottish wool. A Scottish colony was established in Veere at that time, complete with its own governor.rnrnVeere was an important city in the Dutch Republic. But during the Batavian Republic that followed, it again became a poor fishing port.rnrnAlthough Veere lost its staple rights in 1799, Scottish interest in the city remained. No European town ever played a more important economic role for Scotland than Veere once did.

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