Buren Things to Do

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    Boerenwagenmuseum

    by Roeffie Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Boerenwagenmuseum

    Boerenwagenmuseum

    Collection of old coaches and carriages of farmers between 1850 and 1940.

    There is also a carriage factory and a smithy

    Openinghours
    half of april to 31st of october.
    Tuesday to Sunday: 13.00-16.30 hrs.

    Entrance Fee
    Adults € 2,50
    Children 6-12 yr. € 1,80

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    Buren and Orange

    by Roeffie Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Museum

    Museum "Buren en Oranje".

    Collection: paintings, glasswork, drawings and other artifacts which show you the history of Buren and the "House of Orange"".

    Openinghours
    half of april to mid october
    Monday to saturday 10.00-16.30 hrs.

    Entrance Fee
    Adults € 2.50
    Children 6-12 yr. and 65+ € 2.00

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    Riverscapes in the Dutch heartland

    by PeteNL Updated May 3, 2006
    farm near the dike of the Nederrijn/Lek
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    The rivers really are the framework of the Betuwe landscape, with the main Rhine delta-rivers Waal and Nederrijn (called Lek further downstream) as main "carriers", for both water and traffic. But the more scenic one, Linge, flows through the heart of the Betuwe, in between the big "ones"; part of it is more like a canal, but other parts still show the (semi-)natural meanders.
    Other striking elements of the river-landscape are the dikes and the dike-houses and farms, which are also concentrated around the higher sand ridges and dikes that follow the rivers.
    The risk of flood is always present, as examples from past centuries but also recent history (1995) have shown. After the 1995-floods, when 100.000 people were evacuated, many dikes were improved and strengthened, though recently other alternatives are sought; like creating natural flood basins along the rivers and recreating old meanders by extracting sand and clay (still used for bricks!).

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    Fruit trees in blossom

    by PeteNL Updated May 3, 2006

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    Late April and early May are the best times to roam this area, in search for fruit trees in full blossom. Take your car/and or bike, and hit the road - you can follow one of the described routes, where the local tourist office can help you with, or just head out on your own account.
    Try looking for the smaller roads, especially along the dikes, for the best of the scenery. Be aware that a sunny sunday could prove quite busy, even off the beaten path - being on bicycle then will make you more flexible to find the even smaller roads or tracks, and hidden corners.

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    St. Lambertus church

    by OlafS Updated Jul 5, 2005
    Buren: Lambertuskerk

    Although still called Lambertuskerk, this church fell in protestant hands centuries ago. It was in this church that William of Orange and Anna van Buren married. This late-Gothic church is mostly notable for the two upper segments of its tower, both of which show that this is not another village church but a true object of prestige. In ca. 1540 the lower of these two was added, designed in Renaissance style by Italian architect Alessandro Pasqualini. The upper segment is in a more Classical style, and was added in 1661-1662, after a design by Pieter Post, one of the most important Dutch architects of the 17th century and much better known for his palaces.

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    the mill

    by MATIM Updated Apr 18, 2004

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    Prince of Orange

    The name of this mill is prince of Orange.
    The mill was built in 1716.

    You can find the mill on the outskirts of Buren.
    From the mill it is a short walk to the wall of the city, at this part you can actually walk on the wall.
    The mill is still in use and on some days it is open to the public

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    Parking.....

    by MATIM Updated Apr 18, 2004

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    It is wise to park your car at the parking spot just outside the town, it is just across the town. You cross the main road, cross the bridge and you are in Buren, it is a walk of about 2 minutes.

    Buren lies beside a small river called Korne

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    Buren with the old city walls

    by MATIM Updated Apr 18, 2004

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    Buren is really worth a visit. It is a nice about 600 years old town.
    The town is almost completely surrounded by the old walls that protect the town in the old days.
    It is possible to walk over a part of this wall.
    Buren got rights and priveleges of a municipal corporation in 1395, given by Alard lord o Buren

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    Orphanage

    by MATIM Written Apr 16, 2004

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    This building is the former orphanage build in 1613, a present from the daughter of William of Orange and Anna van Buren.

    Nowedays you can find there the Koninklijke marechaussee museum (military police museum)

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    Royal Marechaussee museum

    by MATIM Written Apr 16, 2004

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    military police museum.

    First I made this picture because I loved the architecture of this building, later on I found out that this building houses the Marechaussee museum, meaning military police museum.
    the museum shows pictures, uniforms, vehicles and interior designs.

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    museum "Buren en Oranje" (Buren and Orange)

    by MATIM Updated Apr 13, 2004

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    museum

    You can find this museum in the middle of the centre on a small square across the weigh house.
    This museum tells the history of Buren and the connection with the Orange (royal) family.

    The museum is situated in the former city hall.

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    Synagogue

    by OlafS Updated Jan 29, 2004
    Buren: synagogue

    The former synagogue reminds of Buren's vanished jewish community. Originally this was a normal house, built against the town wall, but in 1804 it was taken in use as a synagogue, which it continued to be until 1900, when the Jewish community had become too small for a synagoge. The pointed windows date from 1864 and were added to give it a "church look". The building is currently used for art exhibitions.

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    Marechausseemuseum

    by OlafS Updated Jan 29, 2004
    Buren: Marechausseemuseum

    The former Royal Orphanage is a building in Manneristic style, designed by Adriaen Fredericksz van Oudendijck and built in 1613. It was a gift from Maria van Nassau, daughter of William of Orange and Anna van Buren. The building now houses the museum of the Marechaussee, a paramilitary force which serves as military police and guard of the royal family. The collection has pictures, uniforms, vehicles etc., but there are other exhibitions too. In 2003 there was one about The Beatles.

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    Watch out for the MP's!!!

    by Roeffie Updated Jul 8, 2003
    Museum entrance

    Museum der Koninklijke Marechaussee

    This is a museum of the history of the military police of the dutch army.

    Collections:
    bicycles/mopeds, cars/motorbikes craft
    graphic art, drawings, paintings (> 1850)
    period rooms, interiors, interior design
    sound, photography, traditional costumes, uniforms, armament, war, arms .

    There are guided tours in Dutch, German and English.

    Opening hours:
    12/04/2003- 31/10/2003 Tuesday- Friday 10:00- 16:30
    12/04/2003- 31/10/2003 Saturday 13:30- 17:00
    12/04/2003- 31/10/2003 Sunday 13:30- 17:00

    Admission:
    adults 2,50
    children (ages 6 - 11 ) 1,80
    60+ 1,80

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    Going to the church

    by Roeffie Written Jul 4, 2003
    St. Lambert Church

    St.Lambertuskerk (NH)

    The church dates back to 1395. The restauration began in 1973 and was completed in 1980. The tower was restored in 1990. In the burial chamber of the church Maria of Orange and some counts of Buren are buried during the 16th century.

    The ‘Batz’ orgel is from 1852.

    Opening hours
    1 may to 1 oct.
    Tue to sat 10.30-12.00 hrs.
    and 14.00-16.00 hrs.

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