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Address: Stadswal, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

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Forward to history

The Muurhuizen street, and also the rest of the very old city of Amersfoort is very much worth wile. By intercity rail only half an our from Amsterdam, and you are in a completel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Muurhuizen street, and also the rest of the very old city of Amersfoort is very much worth wile. By intercity rail only half an our from Amsterdam, and you are in a completel y different world. Dont mis the old harbour!

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It's one of the most beautifull streets in Amersfoort. You can feel the history of the city in this street. It's especially worth a visit in summer, because all of the flowers in bloom. If you want to know more about the history of the street and its buildings, you can take a guided tour with Gilde Amersfoort. Check the... More 

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Muurhuizen in Amersfoort, a half circular street around the dead center of town is a sight not too miss! Spend half an hour there or longer if you like medieval surroundings. The street has been restored in a perfect way. Every building is either permanently inhabited or serves a civlian purpose. When you have satisfied your curiosity the town centre... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I think that Amersfoort is a lot put in the shade by the nearby Amsterdam city (also amazing) so that is barely unknown (at least for me). Other than that, it is a wonderful and still quite quiet city with a very well preserved city center, with walls and city gates hundred of years old. I really enjoyed going down... More 

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Ellenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Simply by chance while on a train journey from Amsterdam to Berlin passed this wonderful building and on the return planned to break our journey and have a closer look. Well worth a visit and was within walking distance of the station. Finding our way into the town center was a challenge as is not an obvious route but again... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Medieval houses, very authentic and still daily used by inhabitants of the city. It is in half a circle around the city centre. Quiet street, beautiful houses. Also viewing it from the Singel side is beautiful. Groot Tinnenburg is the most beautiful house;

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Valencia, Spain
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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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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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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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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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