Appingedam is a municipality and city in the northeast of the Netherlands. Appingedam dates from the Middle Ages and today, a narrow, winding street by the same name runs along the waterfront as a living testimony to times gone by. The characteristic landmarks of the old Wierde are still recognisable today. The historical East-West Canal, called “Diep,” dug to the South of the Wierde, diked on both sides, still defines the unique layout of the city centre of Appingedam.