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Muurhuizen

Stadswal, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Amersfoort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Valencia, Spain
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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Lovely walk around the old walls area. The houses are well preserved and looked very cosy inside. I recommend doing the whole round, the buildings are worth it!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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204 reviews 204 reviews
131 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The Wallhouses are an unique formation of houses in a circle around the center. During the last centuries these special houses were built from bricks that were taken from the (nowadays mostly demolished) inner city wall. Walking through this very interesting area, you will stumble upon a lot of beautiful and impressive examples of Wallhouses, like the Secretary’s House, the... More

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

In the historical center of Amersfoort there are a kind of ring-shape streets with beautiful old houses, built in the middel of the IV century, on the spot of the old wall (because there was a 2nd wall the first was no longer needed). Thats why they are called 'wal-houses' (= muurhuizen). One street away from the restaurants and nice... More

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

a pleasant walk along the so-called 'Wall houses' brings you back in history (approx 300 years). These houses are built where the former town wall was, and have used the bricks of that wall (which was torn down to enable the town to grow beyond these boundaries) Some of the houses have a rich individual history, but it's the collective... More

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Leamington Spa UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Historic, but lived in and a real part of the town. An evening stroll revealed lots of beautiful houses and picturesque canal views.

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

These houses are built into the original city wall dating back to the 1300's. Definitely not a place for cars, the roads are tiny. Plenty of transport options.

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Tema, Ghana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Amersfoort is a wonderful city to visit with a unique historical city centre and very good shopping experience and good restaurants and bars as well.

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Amersfoort is often overlooked by the Dutch and therefore by tourists alike. This is one of the cities founded by no one. It was always there. The earliest object found in Amersfoort dates back between 13,000 - 9,000 BCE. Do I have your attention now? It was not founded by the Romans, although some people think it is. It was... More

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Baarn
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Every day I go with my bike through this wonderful street. With famous old houses where a long time ago Johan van Oldenbarnevelt used to live at nr. 17-19. Go and watch it yourself.

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Soest, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

nice to stroll around the little streets, there are some cute shops at the right side. its all charming

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