Stories of Dordrecht (No. 6): The Pocket Carriers Guild
The sixth part of the series 'Verhalen van Dordrecht' tells the story of Het Zakkendragersgilde. In the 15th century, Dordrecht had no less than thirty guilds representing thirty-four different professions.
Of these guilds, the Bagbearers' Guild has had the longest existence. Bag carriers carried bags of peat and corn. With small boats, they unloaded the sea-going ships that had dropped anchor on the Maas.