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  • the foundation of castle Nieuwburg
    the foundation of castle Nieuwburg
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    maybe the castle looked this way
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Oudorp Off The Beaten Path

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    by ardnas67 Updated Nov 18, 2007

    I was making a flight with a balloon on a little misty day in september 2007. We started in Oudorp, a small place near Alkmaar. When we were just a little time in the sky I saw the foundation of an old castle: Nieuwburg.

    This castle was build bij Floris V (1254-1296) in 1282 together with castle Middelburg and the Torenburg near by Alkmaar. It was to defend Holland against the West-Friezen. In 1527 the both castles were led to fire by Grote Pier. In 1970 when they were supposted to build a road through this beautiful area they found the foundation of the castle Nieuwburg, and they decieded not to build a road, but to have respect for the past and make a walking-path on the foundation.

    This area is beautiful, many mills and beautiful nature, soon more pictures!

    the foundation of castle Nieuwburg maybe the castle looked this way
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