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1200-1585: the Early History
1585-1672: the Golden Age
1672-1795: a small Setback
1795-1813: Recession and Decline
1813-1940: Recovery and Expansion
 

  

 
 
1813-1940: Recovery and Expansion
  
The period 1813-1940 is marked by economic recovery and, from 1870 onwards, by expansion. The increasing wealth brought about a rapid population growth. This development was primarily the result of the Industrial Revolution which triggered off a New Golden Age. The city now ventured into the area beyond the Singelgracht. Large poorly built working-class neighbourhoods were built. The period 1920-1940 was a time of economic recession. Therefore it is all the more remarkable that the so-called Ring 20-40 compares favourably to the 19th century jerry-building. This was also the period of large-scale damage to the historical city centre; canals were filled in and new traffic breakthroughs were realised.

   
Traffic breakthrough Raadhuisstraat (1890) 
  
 
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