A BEAUTIFUL ANCIENT CITY OF AMERSFOORT
Amersfoort is a beautiful old town in the middle of the Netherlands.
A beautiful ancient city, Amersfoort, is full of medieval views that are still in good condition. Too bad if I missed the opportunity to visit this old city. I invited by my sister’s father-in-law to visit their town of Amersfoort, located west of Amsterdam.
The city filled with history from the middle ages, i.e in the 13th century, such as small streets, canals, and monuments scattered throughout the city. The building condition is still good and well maintained. Not only its history, the city surrounded by beautiful nature.
I took the train from Amsterdam to Amersfoort. Short trip. When I just felt comfortable on this trip, suddenly the train had entered the station Amersfoort. My sister’s father-in-law already waited at the entrance.
Before we walked in downtown Amersfoort, first we enjoyed the view of Hoge Veluwe National Park. Then our journey continued, we drove to the city center and strolled through the autumn scene on the old side of Amersfoort.
Although the city is a busy city, the city center is easily explored on foot. Many of the buildings are in good restoration. The old town offers quiet and enchanting streets. We walked slowly along the canal. Despite the cloudy day, we felt comfortable with the air not so cold and not windy.
As we walked down the canal, I attracted to one of the buildings like the entrance of a fortress. Apparently, it is true a medieval gate, Koppelpoort, which combines land and water gates. This door is part of the second city wall of Amersfoort. Impressive.
We kept going and getting in the center of town. Left and right of the road began to fill with shops and cafes. The narrow alleys hold their medieval mysteries.
Another symbol of the city is the tower Toren, Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren (The Tower of Our Lady), which is 94 meters high. Actually, the tower was part of a magnificent architectural complex and the most beautiful church in the Netherlands. However, the church’s basement used for storing gunpowder, which exploded in 1787. The only tower survived. At the foot of the tower is the square of Lieve Vrouwe Kerkhof.
End of our tour.
We rushed to the car park because the air was getting colder and it seemed going to rain.
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