Dutch term – Stadhuis

The stadhuis (literally: city house) is the town hall.

Town hall is where people would register births and deaths for the civil registration, and where civil marriages would take place. It was often the place where the aldermen’s court convened, and where the town clerks kept their registers.

Venlo town hall.
Credits: Paul van Galen, collection Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, document 295706 (CC-BY-SA)

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