The only surviving town gate is the Culemborgse Poort ("Culemborg gate", named after the nearby town of Culemborg), which is a simple building that originates from the 14th century, although it was often altered. The facade to the side of the town that we see here was newly erected in 1816. Inside the building is a museum of old farmer's carts.
The former town hall dates from the 16th century, but was rebuilt in 1612, when among others the tower was added to the roof. In 1739 another rebuilt resulted in the entrance in Louis XIV-style. It's now a museum about the relationship between Buren and the royal family, Museum Buren & Oranje.
and what is a city surrounder by a wall against the anemy without a cannon.
My kids always have to try these guns :-) hmm don't think they quite understand the use of it!
I liked the landscape just outside Buren, behind the wall so much that I decide to make some pictures from it too, to show you how beautiful the Netherlands can be.
In this church (the St. Lambertus church), William of Orange and Anna van Buren where married.
The church dates from 1395
A lot of town in the Netherlands has an old weigh-house. Probably to weigh food in the old days.
But there is also a story about weigh women who you expect to be a witch!
Of course old city walls has gates, this is the gate on the North side of the town, it is called the Culemborgse poort (gate) named after Culemborg a place about 20 km from Buren.
Named after the prince is the windmill "De Prins van Oranje" ("the prince of Orange"), which was built in 1716. The mill is still in use, and is occassionally open to visitors.