Vianen Things to Do
This should be obvious perhaps, but I'd like to recommend it anyway; take a short walk outside the old town and enjoy the view at the church and the old town walls.
Stedelijk Museum Vianen
The Stedelijk Museum (town museum) is housed in a beautiful white old house on the main street. Well, it looks like a house. Part of it is in fact a former catholic hidden church, founded here in the 17th century when catholics were officially second-class citizens. The church is preserved as it was and is worth a visit alone.
The Grote Kerk, or Great Church, was built as a catholic church in the 15th century but has been protestant for almost 450 years now. The tower has a gate underneath which runs paralel to the road, square on which is the entrance to the church. See the picture to understand what I mean, my English isn't sufficient. Either the road was busy already back then and they did this for safety, or it is a smart way to make the church a little more defendable. After all it was at the edge of the old town and Vianen wasn't very popular with its neighbours in the Middle Ages.Related to:
- Historical Travel
Prins Bernhardstraat 75, , Vianen, Zuid-Holland 41
Good for: Couples
Favorite thing: Town hall, with beautiful facade in red, white and gold. Looks good on any day, but even more so against a clear blue sky.Related to:
- Arts and Culture
Favorite thing: Town gate, this is where you walk out of town towards the river Lek. Obviously constructed before they invented cars or else the passage way would have been somewhat broader.Related to:
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