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Damme luchtfoto
Damme - aerial photo

Damme straatbeeld Damme - street scene

Damme vaart
Damme - waterway

MUSICA FLANDRICA
in DAMME
op 14 oktober 2007


For more then ten years non-profit society MUSICA FLANDRICA organises concerts at historic venues.
During the season 2007 - 2008 you can find them in Damme for the Boekenmarktconcerten.

The opening concert of the season, on October 14, is a recital "J.S. Bach and Romantic guitar music" by Raphaella Smits.

All concerts start at 11:00 a.m. and are located in the City hall of Damme. More info and tickets are available at MUSICA FLANDRICA DAMME via their website. As usual you can also enroll for a lunch after the concert.


Damme lies within a stone's throw from Bruges. It is a pictureque little city with a rich history.

The direct accessibility to the sea granted Damme (and places like Bruges, Sluis, Aardenburg and others) a mediaeval period of economic prosperity. The gradual silting-up blocked the ships since the 15th century. Later the region was frequently the batllefield for wars between Engeland and France, Spain and the Netherlands, to finaly be absorbed by the Austrian, and later the French empires.

The most famous people of Damme were by far Thyl Ulenspiegel, Nele and Lamme Goedzak. Depending on the origin of the story Thyl was a joker making fun of everyone and everything, or he was a popular hero helping the Geuzen (the Beggars), a confederacy of nobles and other malcontents, who in 1566 opposed Spanish rule.

Today Damme is an peaceful oasis with 745 residents that will welcome you warmly.

Musica Flandrica

Logo of Musica Flandrica

Damme stadhuis

City hall of Damme

Damme wapen

Weapon of Damme

Tijl Uilenspiegel

Thyl Ulenspiegel

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