Netherlands Naarden fortified town - town hall

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Gert Lucas

About this spot
Naarden is one of the best-preserved fortified towns in Europe and especially famous for its special and well-preserved star shape. The fortress has six bastions, a double wall and a double ring of canals. There is good walking on the defenses. A boat trip around the works is also possible. The extensive fortress designed by Adriaen Anthonisz, of which large parts from the 17th century are still present, is for the most part freely accessible.

The Town Hall dates from 1601 and is a clear and beautiful example of the Dutch Renaissance style. Very characteristic of this building is the double stepped gable. Municipal meetings, weddings and cultural activities are currently taking place in the Town Hall. There is a model in the hall of the City Hall, which provides a clear overview of the fortress at a glance.

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