Buren Travel Guide

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Buren Things to Do

  • Boerenwagenmuseum

    BoerenwagenmuseumCollection of old coaches and carriages of farmers between 1850 and 1940. There is also a carriage factory and a smithyOpeninghourshalf of april to 31st of october. Tuesday to Sunday: 13.00-16.30 hrs. Entrance FeeAdults € 2,50 Children 6-12 yr. € 1,80

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  • Buren and Orange

    Museum "Buren en Oranje".Collection: paintings, glasswork, drawings and other artifacts which show you the history of Buren and the "House of Orange"". Openinghourshalf of april to mid octoberMonday to saturday 10.00-16.30 hrs.Entrance Fee Adults € 2.50Children 6-12 yr. and 65+ € 2.00

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  • Riverscapes in the Dutch heartland

    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...

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  • Fruit trees in blossom

    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...

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  • St. Lambertus church

    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...

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  • Cannon

    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!

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  • the mill

    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.....

    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

    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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  • great ha?

    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.

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  • St. Lambertuskerk

    In this church (the St. Lambertus church), William of Orange and Anna van Buren where married.The church dates from 1395

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  • Orphanage

    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

    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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  • weigh-house

    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!

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  • The Culemborgse gate

    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.

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  • museum "Buren en Oranje" (Buren and...

    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

    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...

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  • 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...

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  • Watch out for the MP's!!!

    Museum der Koninklijke MarechausseeThis 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 designsound, photography, traditional costumes, uniforms, armament, war, arms .There are guided tours in Dutch,...

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  • Going to the 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 hours1 may to 1 oct. Tue to sat 10.30-12.00 hrs. and...

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  • Culemborgse Poort

    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.

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Buren Restaurants

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    by OlafS Updated Jan 29, 2004

    ...but it was nice to be here. It's one of several wall-houses, built in the 17th century against the old town walls.
    We came here for a drink only. One minor complaint; when I asked the waitress what beer they had she aswered "everything". "Great", I thought, and ordered a Girardin. She had to admit she didn't know that one. They do have a reasonable choice, though, and I settled for a Kasteelbier instead.

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Buren Off The Beaten Path

  • 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.

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  • If you are thirsty..............

    The Water PumpAlso 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!

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  • Are you bewitched?

    The scalesThese scales still hang just outside the church. This could mean several things. They used the scales for weighing food etc.OR..............................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...

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  • beautiful landscape

    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.

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  • St. Lambertuskerk

    In this church (the St. Lambertus church), William of Orange and Anna van Buren where married.The church dates from 1395

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