Muiderslot - Naarden, Amsterdam

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    Muiden Castle

    by isolina_it Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A few km from A`dam is Muiden. Nice typical village with the river and boats all along. On its edge you find this castle now, after many years, open to the public.
    April up to and including October:
    Monday to Friday from 10:00 - 17:00
    Saturday, Sunday and Holidays from 13.00 - 17.00
    The Castle can only be visited under guidance. The conducted tours start several times an hour. A tour will take appr. 50 minutes. The last tour starts at 16:00
    Getting there:
    By car: coming from direction Amsterdam or Amersfoort on highway A1 just follow the blue-white signs indicating Muiden - Muiderslot.
    By public transportation:
    (1) You can take the NZH Bus Line 136 leaving from Amstel Station at Amsterdam. Departure weekdays and Saturday every hour at 10 minutes past the hour. At Sunday each hour at 31 minutes past the hour.
    Or (2) you can take the train to Weesp station and from there take the NZH Bus Line 153. Departure weekdays and Saturday every half hour at 8 minutes to and 22 minutes past the hour

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  • Fortified towns, just outside Amsterdam.

    by edgardamsterdam Written Jan 13, 2009

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    Just a few miles to the east of Amsterdam, you’ll find a beautiful countryside stuffed with small fortified towns, castles and fortifications of all sorts and ages. A perfect destination for a relaxed day sightseeing, and finding out a thing or two about Dutch history.

    Starting point for example at the train station in Weesp, just 15 minutes from Amsterdam Central, 4 trains per hour.
    The ideal way to move around on these country roads is by bicycle. This is Holland, so of course, plenty of bicycle paths around here. Bikes can be rented at the station in Weesp.

    The small town of Weesp has a fortified centre. Narrow streets, a Gothic church with 13th century tower, a City Hall dating from 1776 and a couple of windmills. There’s a weekly market on Tuesday morning in the centre.

    2 miles north of Weesp : fortified Muiden with it’s impressive castle Muiderslot (www.muiderslot.nl) . From Easter till October a falconer with various birds of prey. Around the medieval castle fortifications from later periods, and historic herbal and vegetable gardens (in the past the castle had to be self supporting).

    Naarden (5 miles east of Weesp) is one of the best preserved fortified towns in Europe. One of the forts now houses the Fortress Museum (www.vestingmuseum.nl). You can walk through a network of underground tunnels and bastions.

    The countryside between these towns is classical Dutch, with rivers, canals and lakes, cows and windmills. As the region was the key to Amsterdam, you’ll see forts and bunkers all around when you cycle along these green meadow-lands.

    On the site www.guideholland.com you can find tips, routes and a lot of practical information on this beautiful region just outside Amsterdam.
    There is also a Google-map with images of this region. Look on Google-maps for "Places of interest, just east of Amsterdam" in "user-created content".

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    Muiderslot

    by sim1 Updated Jan 31, 2005

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    This is probably the most famous castle in Holland : the Muiderslot. It is not so far from Amsterdam, and this would make a perfect day out when you are visiting Amsterdam. You can find more information on the Muiderslot on this website http://www.muiderslot.com/

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    Muiderslot from across the water

    by sim1 Updated Feb 4, 2003

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    I have been out of luck with visiting the Muiderslot so far, it has been closed everytime I got there. But I have seen it several times from the outside. It looks really pretty from across the water, like you can see in the picture below. But I would love to see the interior sometime.

    The next time that I try to visit the Muiderslot I will make sure that it is open :-)

    Opening times:
    April - October : Monday until Friday from 10 until 5, Saturday, Sunday and on holidays from 1 until 5 o'clock.

    November - March the castle is opened on Saturdays and Sundays only from 1 o'clock until 4. There are guided tours (50 minutes) a couple of times per hour. The last tour is one hour before closing time

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    Naarden Vesting Museum

    by UkBagLady Updated Dec 12, 2004

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    A wonderful town to visit from Amsterdam is Naarden which is the only remaining complete fortified town in the Netherlands.
    Seen from the air this small town is snowflaked shaped and is surrounded by moats.
    There is a very interesting museum and the opportunity to go underground and see some of the fortifications.The Nederlands Vestingmuseum is situated at Westwalstraat 6 in Naarden.
    And in the former Arsenal complex there are now small shops and workshops for you to visit.
    There is a very attractive Stadhuis (town hall) at Marktstraat 22 and from this street you can also visit the Grote Kerk of Saint Vitus and climb the steps of the Church tower.
    There are also pleasant shops and cafes in the small town itself ~ a trip to Naarden Vesting is a very pleasant way to pass a day!
    To reach Naarden by bus from Amsterdam first take the Metro (any one) to Amstelstation and from there take the 136 bus to Naarden Vesting. The journey takes about 50 minutes and passes through the pleasant Dutch countryside and buses return at very regular intervals back to Amstelstation .

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  • Fortified towns, just outside Amsterdam.

    by edgardamsterdam Written Jan 13, 2009

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    Just a few miles to the east of Amsterdam, you’ll find a beautiful countryside stuffed with small fortified towns, castles and fortifications of all sorts and ages. A perfect destination for a relaxed day sightseeing, and finding out a thing or two about Dutch history.

    Starting point for example at the train station in Weesp, just 15 minutes from Amsterdam Central, 4 trains per hour.
    The ideal way to move around on these country roads is by bicycle. This is Holland, so of course, plenty of bicycle paths around here. Bikes can be rented at the station in Weesp.

    The small town of Weesp has a fortified centre. Narrow streets, a Gothic church with 13th century tower, a City Hall dating from 1776 and a couple of windmills. There’s a weekly market on Tuesday morning in the centre.

    2 miles north of Weesp : fortified Muiden with it’s impressive castle Muiderslot (www.muiderslot.nl) . From Easter till October a falconer with various birds of prey. Around the medieval castle fortifications from later periods, and historic herbal and vegetable gardens (in the past the castle had to be self supporting).

    Naarden (5 miles east of Weesp) is one of the best preserved fortified towns in Europe. One of the forts now houses the Fortress Museum (www.vestingmuseum.nl). You can walk through a network of underground tunnels and bastions.

    The countryside between these towns is classical Dutch, with rivers, canals and lakes, cows and windmills. As the region was the key to Amsterdam, you’ll see forts and bunkers all around when you cycle along these green meadow-lands.

    On the site www.guideholland.com you can find tips, routes and a lot of practical information on this beautiful region just outside Amsterdam.
    There is also a Google-map with images of this region. Look on Google-maps for "Places of interest, just east of Amsterdam" in "user-created content".

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  • Medieval castle

    by edward51 Updated Aug 7, 2008

    Just outside Amsterdam, in the small fortified town of Muiden you’ll find a medieval castle called Muiderslot.

    As this was the defence line for Amsterdam and the heart of Holland, many ancient forts and more recent bunkers are spread out all over the region. In Naarden, one of the best preserved fortified towns of Europe, there is a Fortress Museum. Great for kids !

    And in between these places there is the beautiful classic Dutch countryside with rivers and canals, cows and windmills. Ideal for a cycling trip. Also for families with children, as you only have to cycle short distances.

    You can cycle out of Amsterdam. Or rent a bike at the train station in Weesp. I takes only 15 minutes by train from Amsterdam Central station to Weesp ; four trains per hour.

    On this link page a lot of practical information on the region, and suggestions for routes.

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  • Fortified towns, just outside Amsterdam.

    by edgardamsterdam Written Jan 13, 2009

    Just a few miles to the east of Amsterdam, you’ll find a beautiful countryside stuffed with small fortified towns, castles and fortifications of all sorts and ages. A perfect destination for a relaxed day sightseeing, and finding out a thing or two about Dutch history.

    Starting point for example at the train station in Weesp, just 15 minutes from Amsterdam Central, 4 trains per hour.
    The ideal way to move around on these country roads is by bicycle. This is Holland, so of course, plenty of bicycle paths around here. Bikes can be rented at the station in Weesp.

    The small town of Weesp has a fortified centre. Narrow streets, a Gothic church with 13th century tower, a City Hall dating from 1776 and a couple of windmills. There’s a weekly market on Tuesday morning in the centre.

    2 miles north of Weesp : fortified Muiden with it’s impressive castle Muiderslot (www.muiderslot.nl) . From Easter till October a falconer with various birds of prey. Around the medieval castle fortifications from later periods, and historic herbal and vegetable gardens (in the past the castle had to be self supporting).

    Naarden (5 miles east of Weesp) is one of the best preserved fortified towns in Europe. One of the forts now houses the Fortress Museum (www.vestingmuseum.nl). You can walk through a network of underground tunnels and bastions.

    The countryside between these towns is classical Dutch, with rivers, canals and lakes, cows and windmills. As the region was the key to Amsterdam, you’ll see forts and bunkers all around when you cycle along these green meadow-lands.

    On the site www.guideholland.com you can find tips, routes and a lot of practical information on this beautiful region just outside Amsterdam.
    There is also a Google-map with images of this region. Look on Google-maps for "Places of interest, just east of Amsterdam" in "user-created content".

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    • Castles and Palaces

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    Muiden

    by el_ruso Written Aug 29, 2007

    To the east of Amsterdam is located a small friendly town of Muiden which has a magnificently-restored castle of counts of Holland. If you are interested in history, you will be delighted by your visit.

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