National Geographic : 1933 Sep
O()INational ijeograpnic society INatural Color Photograph byWilhelm Tobien VEERE, ONCE PORT OF A THOUSAND SHIPS Its merchant fleet voyaged to distant lands and its sons helped found remote colonies. Orchards now grow onthesites ofitsonce busy streets and warehouses. The massive tower of its imposing church and the house where the Scotch merchants' guild had itsheadquarters attest itspast glory. Veere was one of the first towns to be freed of Spanish rule by that band of nobles and other patriots who called themselves the "Beggars of the Sea" (see Color Plate XI).