A visit to the small city Montfoort can be combined with a 12 km long (3 hour) and marked hike along the river Hollandse IJssel and through pasture. This hike takes you from Montfoort to the village Linschoten and back. In Linschoten you can visit the Leaning Church of Linschoten. The hike is marked by the Dutch Touring Club ANWB.Start and finish...more
When Montfoort got city rights in 1329, the city was fortified and a canal was constructed around the city.The fortifications included 24 defense fortresses and a bastion on which the Mill De Valk was built.Of the fortifications, only the Old City Gate IJsselpoort and a small part of the Old City Wall close to the Mill De Valk, along the provincial...more
The mill was built in 1753 by major Henrik van Utenhove. It likely got the name De Valk (The Falcon) in the beginning of the 19th century, although it is unknown why it got this name.When the mill was built, the farmers were obliged to bring their grain only to this mill. Other mills were allowed to grind other materials. This monopoly lasted until...more
Montfoort used to be fortified with a town wall, after it was granted city rights in 1329.The IJsselpoort was built around 1375 and is the only remaining gate, the others were taken down in 1831 and 1862. It is located along the river Hollandse IJssel. The IJsselpoort is special because it is attached to the Old Town Hall.In 1963-1965 the gate and...more
In 1990, the Old Town Hall (Oude Stadhuis) was dated back to 1373, after taking samples of the wood.Until 1993, the building was in use as a town hall.Now, it houses a restaurant, see the website below.Next to the restaurant, the old city gate "IJsselpoort" can be found.more
The castle gave Montfoort it's name: Montfoort is derived from "Mont Fortis", meaning "Strong Mountain", referring to the castle.The castle was built by the bishop Godfried van Rheenen in 1163. Around the castle, the village formed, which got it's city rights in 1329.The French occupied the castle in 1672 for a short time. At their retreat, they...more
The church started as a chapel of Castle Linschoten and was built around 1400.The church is called Grote Kerk (Big Church) or St Jan's Church.In 1877 the tower was shortened because the church started to lean over. This apparently did not help too much because the church is pretty tilted nowadays.more
Hoogstraat 29, Montfoort, Montfoort, 3417, The Netherlands
Good for: Couples
This restaraunt was built
on the site of the original
site of the Montfoort Castle.
Great place, good food, but
it is on the expensive side
for what you get ....