Housing a whopping 48,400 residents, Sittard (southern province of Limburg Netherlands) has a long history of violence and destruction. Settled sometime during 5000 B.C., this historic city has been destroyed and rebuilt multiple times during its sorted history of war and occupations.
During World War II, the small little town became the front lines as allied troops fought to regain control of the region from Germany Occupation. Over 4000 mortars and rounds struck repeatedly disseminating many of its historical sites. Today, the town still retains several of its architectural monuments proving their resilience and fortitude.