About Brielle 1572
The fortified town of Brielle also called Den Briel received its city charter in 1330.
On April 1, 1572 the ‘Geuzen’captured Brielle 'in the name of Orange’. The Spaniards lost thus for the first time their authority over a Dutch city.
Brielle was also the residence of the great marine hero Maarten Harpertsz. Tromp.
In Brielle through-out the city you will find 420 monuments, centered around St. Catharijenkerk from 1417.
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