Rijssen (in Lower Saxony Riesn) is a city in the municipality of Rijssen-Holten and is located in the Dutch province of Overijssel, between Deventer and Almelo. The city has nearly 30000 inhabitants.
The oldest mention of Rijssen is 1188, when the Parrochia Risks were named. The present Protestant Schildkerk, when Saint Dionysius Church, formed the center of this cherry game Risks.
In 1750, the Rye Terschst family, Ter Horst, built the current Pelmolen Ter Horst (oil and mill mill). In the 19th century, the rise of the textile industry in Twente to Rijssen was not over. Ter Horst & Co's Royal Jewelery Spoons and Fabrics have determined the economy of Reggestad for more than 125 years. In addition to the jute industry, Rijssen owned a number of stone factories. The last stone factory was closed in 2007. In 1888 Rijssen was unlocked by the Deventer - Almelo railway and received a station building, Station Rijssen. In 1924 the shipping of zumps ended on the Regge.
After the decline of the jute industry in the 70s and 80s, Rijssen developed a prosperous construction and transport sector. In 2001, the municipality of Rijssen was merged with the Holstein municipality of Salland. The city belongs to the Twente region and is called the Gate of Twente.
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