Dutch defense City
An authentic 17th century Dutch city with great respect. The fortress in Naarden, from the year 1351, has the unique shape of a star and is almost entirely preserved. Now you can get there and walk along ramparts and several ancient port buildings and bastions.
The Best-Preserved Fortified City of the Netherlands
In the 17th and 18th century Naarden was the most important military establishment of the Dutch Water Line because of its strategic location. It has double ramparts, bastions, city gates, as well as a building for weapon storage, and a place for soldiers to stay. The strengthened wall has 6 pentagonal extensions or bastions. Outside of the wall you will find the main canal and 6 ravines, strengthened islands for the city’s defenses.
Dutch Fortress Museum
All the information about the origin of the fortress is collected in the Dutch Fortress Museum. But you will also learn about the history of other fortified towns and the Dutch Water Line. The museum is located on one of the bastions. In the outdoor area, there are old guns. In the four cellars, you will learn how to build an establishment: you can fire a cannon, see how the soldiers lived, and learn how the water line protected the country.
Netherland’s Oldest Nature Monument
Not only can Naarden keep you amazed, but also the nature outside the city will stun you. The Naardermeer is the very first natural monument of the Netherlands with more than 100 years of protected nature reserve. The swamps, groves, pastures, and lakes are a paradise for birds, animals, and humans.
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From the old town to rough nature. With this tour, you will see two different sides and various perspectives, exactly what Seemore Dutch aims to promote.
Also discover the tours in other unique Dutch cities such as Amersfoort and Utrecht.