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For many centuries, city dwellers bought virtually all their food and other necessities at the market.

For instance, in the late Middle Ages there was a market on Town Hall Bridge selling vegetables, fruit, wood, peat and brooms.

And as soon as you turned into Ganzenmarkt you could already smell the geese, ducks and chickens sold there.

Ganzenmarkt and Town Hall Bridge in Utrecht, c. 1615. Inv.no. 2523