The old town in Flekkefjord is called "Hollenderbyen", which means the Holland town, is made up of old white wooden houses in small lane ways around the city.
The Hollenderbyen (Dutch Quarter) is a small area of the town of Flekkefjord that had a strong relationship with the Netherlands in the 1500 and 1600's.
"Hollenderbyen" got its name because Flekkefjord had active trade with Holland (Netherlands) in 1500 - and 1600's and several dutch people moved to Flekkefjord back then. Among the main commodities they traded with were lumber and fish products.
The Dutch Quarter as it is today was built as a result of herring fishing in the 1800's where large catches led many fishermen to wealth and they built houses from the profits.
Street art in Hollenderbyen
Several of the houses in The Dutch Quarter is now decorated with fantastic street art both by national and international artists. This makes a stroll through the streets of Flekkefjord even more memorable.
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