Schalmen

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Schalmen is a town on the estuary of the Schuttelerbeek river, located some 8 km northwest of Welle in northern Utterland

History

Schalmen is an old town, dating back to early middle ages. It was the seat of the Duchy of Schalmen until 1485, when a storm flood swept away the castle. Although a fortress was rebuilt in a river-bend, the Duke decided to relocate to Welle in 1603. Until the advent of the railway, in 1893, Schalmen only consisted of the old town, built in a river bend. A modern estate was established west of the railway in 1940.

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Railways

The Welle to Hetterstrecht railway passes through the town, on its way to the ferry port at Hetterstrecht.

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