Confidential information has been leaked to the press since… well… probably since the press was invented. We’re not going to reach that far back in our Geo Quiz. Think back to the 1700′s. That was the century of the American and French revolutions. People could read all about them in the newspapers of Europe at the time. One of the more important ones was published in a Dutch city that we want you to name.
The city is still there, about 25 miles from Amsterdam. It’s located near the Old Rhine river and is crisscrossed by canals and quays. Back in 18th century, the local newspaper boasted having news from an “extraordinary variety of locations.”
It was so often read by diplomats and rulers across Europe, that governments sometimes leaked secret information to the paper to embarrass their rivals. This was long before WikiLeaks, mind you.
So, can you name the Dutch city where this important newspaper was published?