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When we were looking at the cities to visit nearby, we noticed the odd shape of Willemstad on the map, which immediately caught our attention. It turned out that Willemstad is one of many star-shaped towns around Europe and especially in the Netherlands. Here it is a bit of history: The starfort first appeared in Italy at the end of the 15th century. Medieval-era fortifications tended to be ring-shaped, which not only allowed attackers relative safety when…

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