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Son is located 50 kilometres south of the Norwegian capital Oslo, just north of Moss, and is located west of the village of Hølen. Son became known as an "artist town", as many well-known painters and writers have resided there. Only a 5 minute walk from the idyllic centre of Son the hotel Quality Spa & Resort, one of the largest Spa establishments which has ever been done in Norway. This is a resort in the proper international sense of the word, and has everything one could ask for. The design is inspired by sailing and the old boat builder yards, which Son is well known for.

In the centre of Son you will find houses from the 17th and 18th centuries with large hip roofs and bay windows. Beyond the old coastal village the buildings are more spread out with gardens. Most of the houses are in the Swiss style in the period from 1860 to 1910. Today idyllic Son attracts many artists and workers who live and work there. There is a thriving sailing and wooden boat community here and a wooden boatfestival is arranged here in August every year.

Son in "Hollender tida" (The Dutch Era). During this period Son was an important port in the Oslofjord. On Dutch maps it was called "Zoon water". In 1731 the export of timber from Son was three times greater than from Moss. The timber trade, shippinq, trading, tobacco spinning (in the Spinnerigården 1778 - 1820), and the spirits distillery all lead to the growth of Son towards the end of the 18th century.

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