The only city gate left is.......
Huizer or Cuilenburgsepoort
Dates from 1395, on the westside of town.
Buren is situated at the little river Korne and ispartly surrounded by this river and partly by a canal. The citywalls on the southeast and on the westside are fully restored in old glory. On the westside you still find some so called wallhouses.
If you are thirsty..............
The Water Pump
Also next to the church is the water pump where people used to get their water in earlier times.
There is a saying in latin on it, but unfortunately my latin is not that good!
Are you bewitched?
These scales still hang just outside the church. This could mean several things.
They used the scales for weighing food etc.
The more romantic story, they used it to determine if you were a witch or not.
If women were very light they had to be witches and they had witchcraft according to the local priests.
If they considered you to be a witch you had to be burned!
But serious I don´t know which answer is right. I still have to ask.
Willem van Oranje, Vader des vaderlands
Statue of Wilem of Orange
The title above says it all in dutch. Willem of Orange is considered as the first leader of the first leader of the free dutch republic. Yes, republic.
The Netherlands became a constitutional monarchy much later.
This statue remembers of the fact that Willem of Orange married Anna van Buren back in let´s say 1551.