Naarden Things to Do
The Utrechtse Poort ('Utrecht gate') dates from 1877. It is the only survivor of two gates that once gave access to the fortress, the other being the former Amsterdamse Poort. It's a nice building, a reminder of the time when utility architecture was still meant to be beautiful, long ago.more
The Czech bishop and pedagogue Jan Amos Komensky, a.k.a. Comenius never set a foot in Naarden. But after he died in Amsterdam in 1670 his body was taken to Naarden and buried in this former chapel, which today is known as the Comeniusmausoleum. Next to it is a museum about the man.more
The Spanish house dates from 1615. It owes its name to its location, as on this place the chapel of the hospital stood, where in 1572 Spanish troops started the massacre of the population of Naarden. The remains of the chapel were later converted into a weighing-house, when the town had been repopulated again..more
This is one of those cases where you really MUST go inside the church. Yes, there's a fee, but it's worth it.Most of the church is covered by wooden vaults. Although the Reformation took its toll from the interior of this church, the unique paintings on these vaults have survived, albeit under a thick coat of dirt. Inspired by the work of Albrecht...more
Grote Kerk or St. VituskerkThe ceiling of this church must be beautiful I am told. On the day I was there, there was a service going on so I didn't want to disturd it. Also it must be possible to climb the tower one must have a great view on the fortifications up there. So try to get up there.more
VestingsmuseumCollectionArchitectureLocal traditional clothingsArms and warCity and areahistoryUniforms/armory In this underground- openairmuseum you'll find casemates, canoncellars and collection historic artifacts. Displays tell you all about the defence of the Netherlands, the Dutch waterline and life in a garrison. Opening hours 2/1 to 1/3 Sun...more
Comenius MuseumCollectionBooks and art of printingCartograficsRelgious art/EducationPaintings (between 1600 and 1850)City and areahistory There is an exhibition about the life of the Tjech 17th century scientist Jan Amos Comenius (1592-1670). The museum also preserves the mausoleum of Comenius. Opening hours Wed-Sun 12.00-17.00 hrs. Entrance fees€...more
Spanish HouseThis house thanks is name of a massacre that occurred here in 1572, when this building was city hall. On decmber 1st of that year 700 inhabitants gathered here to listen to the peace propositions of the Spanish army. As we now know it was a setup of the Spanish to kill all the unarmed inhabitants at once. After that they burned the...more
City HallThe ciyty hall was built in 1601 and is a nice example of Dutch Renaissance.Nowadays the Cityhall is still used for weddings and special occasions. Behind the old cityhall there is a new one. Sadly enough it is not well adapted in the athmosphere of the town.more
Friendly staff and good food. Since it's opening in 2011 we have become regulars. The Chef previously earned a Michelin star for another restaurant, but now decided to create more of a local thing in Naarden.
Favorite Dish: I love many things from the menu, so it always is a hard choise. But no matter what I choose, I know it is good. As is the atmosphere/ambiance. Price indication is for a main course and some drinks
Take the train to station Bussum-Naarden, then take the bus to Amsterdam and stop in Naarden Vesting. You can also walk, it's not that far, 2 km at the most. Only make sure you take the right path. I took what I believed was a shortcut but what definitely wasn't, and I was exhausted when I finally arrived in the town.more
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My hunt for records goes beyond record stores and fleamarkets. In the Netherlands are many so-called Kringloop shops, that give second hand goods a second life. Electronics are tested and repaired when needed. Other goods are sorted in re-sale and non sale items. This shop is huge and even has a kind of restaurant and a separate shop where goods...more
Het Arsenaal NaardenThe wellknown dutch interior designer Jan des Bouvries has one of his outlets here in Naarden-Vesting.The saying in the title is a matter of saying by Jan des Bouvries. He states that your interior tells a person who they really are.Opening hoursMon 13.00 - 18.00 hrs.Tue - Fri 10.00 - 18.00 hrs.Sat 10.00 - 17.00 hrs.Every first...more
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Naarden Off The Beaten Path
Playpark Oud Valkeveen
Nothing big, nothing special, but a play- and do park for children until 12 yrs. old. No fancy rollercoasters and that kind of attractions. Just plane old simple playing at a reasonable price.
Speelpark Oud Valkeveen
Oud Huizerweg 2a
1411 GZ Naarden
To reach Playpark Valkeveen by car:
Follow the Highway A1 (Amersfoort/Amsterdam)
Turn off the A1 at exit nr.8 (Blaricum/Huizen)
Follow signs for Huizen
After about 3,5 km (2nd set of traffic lights) turn left
Follow the ANWB road signs
There are plenty of free parking spaces.
29th March - 26th October
Daily from 10.00 - 17.00 hours
In July and August
Daily from 10.00 - 18.00 hours
Children up to 2 years: free
From 2 years: € 7,50
Senior 65+(with o.a.p. pass) € 6.50.
VVV NaardenIt is always good to inform yourselve. So go to the TIC or in dutch VVV to get the latest news on events etc.AddressVVV NaardenAdriaan Dortsmanplein 1B1411 RC Naarden-VestingTel. +31 (0)35-69 42 836Fax +31 (0)35-69 43 424E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Opening hours:May thru october Mon. thru Fri. 10.00-17.00 hrs.u Sat. 10.00-15.00...more
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