Harderwijk was in de past an old student city on the beach.
One of the students in the Linnaeus Tower is still in the Prison Tower. Would that be Linnaeus? Why would he sit there? Maybe too much to drink or chickens stolen? That’s how it used to be. Unfortunately, Harderwijk is no longer a student city. Napoleon decided to close this university town. Some four thousand students have graduated in Harderwijk. Linnaeus, the famous botanist also completed his dissertation here.