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Muurhuizen

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Address: Stadswal, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

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Get a Feel for the Charm of this Town

Apart from the interesting history of the development of houses along the former town walls it's a really pleasant stroll past beautiful homes and town houses, manicured gardens... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
David R
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Neutral Bay, Australia
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Neutral Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apart from the interesting history of the development of houses along the former town walls it's a really pleasant stroll past beautiful homes and town houses, manicured gardens and quiet streets. Gives you a feel for the town away from the more touristy parts. Makes you wish you lived here.

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the old walls became obsolete when the city grew in the past, people were allowed to build houses where the wall was. There are now all kinds of houses in many styles. All nicely kept. Lots of flowers in pots make it a pleasant walk.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Walking the loop of muurhuizen was a great way to pass an hour or so. You can stop along the way and read the plaques (in Dutch) about some of the history of the houses. If you can't read Dutch, that's okay, you'll still feel completely charmed by this lovely loop of historic homes. Definitely the top highlight of my... More 

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Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Muurhuizen is a very attractive walk through the old city by following the city wall. In former times the city wall was used as the back wall for small houses and shops. The Tourist Office offers a small (paper) guide to accompany you on this round trip.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

A lovely stroll around the inner circle of Amersfoort. One of the houses is the basis for a KLM house. Some wonderful architecture to be seen on the route and lots of places to branch off to get drinks and cakes.

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The Muurhuizen (wallhouses) Street is at the exact location of the city's first wall, which was demolished in the 15th century. The fronts of the houses are built on top of the first city wall's foundations. The wall became unnecessary when the second wall was finished. It is a semi-circular street, 2/3 is called "M", the rest is Breestraat and... More 

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Northern Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Definitively one of the most famous and most picturesque alleys in the old town of Amersfoort. Make sure, however, that you do not miss the rest of the beautiful, ancient city center, which is at par with the old cities of e.g. Haarlem, Leiden, Gouda, Middelburg etc.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lovely neighbourhood to walk around in, with or without a city guide. Lovely façades and a good look into "dutchness".

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This long almost circle street has some nice buildings that used to be the old city wall of Amersfoort. Some of these houses here are now monument of the city of Amersfoort. It's very nice to take a walk on this street, no shops and out of the crowd. Don't miss it.

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Ommeren
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was the original moat/ wall upon which they built these hoses when expanding the perimeter. This medieval city centre is a must visit. Not only for the buildings but especially for the wonderdull coice of bars / cafes / restaurants and shops.

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