All Saints Flood

The All Saints’ Flood (Dutch: Allerheiligenvloed) of 1570 was a disaster which happened on November 1, on the Dutch and German coast. Affected cities include Egmond, Bergen op Zoom and Saeftinghe. The print by Hans Moser depicts the Scheldt river overflowing.

According to a popular legend, the bells of the church of the city Saeftinghe can be heard calling for help on foggy days.

Netherlands; 16. Century; Christian; Print; City: Saeftinghe

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