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Top Bezienswaardigheden Amersfoort

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1 - Koppelpoort

The old center of Amersfoort is enclosed by city and water gates. The most striking gate is the Koppelpoort. It dates from the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century. The gate could be closed. Above the gate was a square throwing hole through which one could pelt intruders with boiling water, oil or pitch.

Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren
2 - Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren

The Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren, also known as Lange Jan, was built around 1460 in a characteristic Gothic style. The tower was built on the foundation of an old city wall. This caused the tower to lean. The tower has about a hundred bells. A memorial lantern has been placed in the tower. This "watch light" would keep the memory of a loved one alive.

Pelgrimsdoor Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren
3 - Pelgrimsdoor Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren

The Pilgrim's Door of the Lieve Vrouwe Toren is the largest bronze door in the Netherlands. The door is 20 m2, has 23 panels and weighs 1700 kilos.

4 - Volmolen

The Volmolen, built in 1645, is the symbol of the centuries-long textile industry in Amersfoort. This former watermill was built on the city wall and is attached to the 14th-century Koppelpoort on one side. The Cotton Printing Company has been located in the Volmolen since October.

5 - Dieventoren

The Plompetoren or Dieventoren is a medieval tower that is part of the monumental Muurhuizen. It is a national monument. The exact year of manufacture is unknown. The tower was first mentioned in 1434 when it was put into use as the second city prison, giving the tower the name Dieventoren.

6 - Kamperbinnenpoort

The well-maintained Kleine Kamperbinnenpoort is one of the last remnants of the first city wall. At the end of the shopping street 'Langestraat' you walk under the gate. The Kamper Buitenpoort is part of the second city wall.

Monnikendam Waterpoort
7 - Monnikendam Waterpoort

On the east side of the center is the Monnikendam water gate. It was built around 1400 as part of the city wall. Today it is a popular wedding venue.

8 - Mondriaanhuis

The Mondriaan House is the birthplace of the world famous painter Mondriaan. During his lifetime he could not foresee how immensely popular his drawings and paintings would become. For a long time he struggled with what would become his style. His works did not yield much. To be on the safe side, he therefore continued to paint flowers, because they were guaranteed to bring in income. Under fairly austere circumstances, he eventually found his passion for lines and cubism.

Huis Bollenburg
9 - Huis Bollenburg

Huis Bollenburg at the Muurhuizen 19 is the house where Johan van Oude Barneveld grew up. It dates from the late Middle Ages and is a so-called wall house. It was built on the site where the first city wall once stood. In the 2nd World War the house was called "Huize Vulkaan" and there was a hiding place. People in hiding helped in the printing house (which was then located in the house) with forging identity cards and illegal printing.

Huis met de paarse ruiten
10 - Huis met de paarse ruiten

The merchant's house with the Purple Windows was purchased in about 1780 by Benjamin Cohen, tobacco merchant and banker. He had it renovated in the style of Louis the 14th. The house owes its name to the manganese in the glass that discolours under the influence of sunlight.

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