4 februari 2016

Leeuwarden public library

This building at the Wirdumerdijk in Leeuwarden dates from 1880 and is known as the 'Beurs- en waaggebouw' or 'Exchange- and weigh house': a public building where all kinds of goods were weighed and sold. In the past, a public control of the weight of goods was very important, they were run by local authorities who would also use them for the levying of taxes on goods.

Since the 1980s the building is a public library.

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