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Address: Stadswal, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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historic city walk Amersfoort

Muurhuizen is a dutch word for houses build in a ciity defence-wall.I enjoyed the circle walk along the charming architecture and saw some historic city gates as well.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 469 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Muurhuizen is a dutch word for houses build in a ciity defence-wall.I enjoyed the circle walk along the charming architecture and saw some historic city gates as well.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amersfoort central is full of stone houses in old style. I always wander the streets (especially the ones around Mondriaanhuis) to feel the relaxing atmosphere and those part is more silent and calm than the onze-lieve-vrouw. On sunny days you can get your drink and sit next to the canals to enjoy

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Worth passing by when you are visiting the city. Most of these houses were built in the 17th century and are national monuments. Don't forget to cross the canal and look at the back of the houses and the gardens as well!

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Lovely street to cycle round to see Amersfoort, it has a few museums and many historical buildings, cycle or walk round it stopping off to see the sights

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Penang
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I studied in Amersfoort so I know this area inside out. When I revisited last year it was not much changed. It should included in your walk around town.

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Europe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The walk on the streets of Amersfoort is very nice. Occasionally you will feel that you are in an old dutch painting. Some corners remind of Brugge. The town is very small and can be seen in about half a day.

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Tallinn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Do walk the full round! It feels a little bit like stepping back in time and you can have a sneak peak to some of the small gardens that people have...

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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Since I live in the centre of Amersfoort, this is an area that I walk through a lot. My boyfriend and I often take walks together and walking along the muurhuizen is one of our favorite routes. It's just very beautiful and I'm always jealous of the people who live in these houses!

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Thank Josefien H
Neutral Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Apart from the interesting history of the development of houses along the former town walls it's a really pleasant stroll past beautiful homes and town houses, manicured gardens and quiet streets. Gives you a feel for the town away from the more touristy parts. Makes you wish you lived here.

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

After the old walls became obsolete when the city grew in the past, people were allowed to build houses where the wall was. There are now all kinds of houses in many styles. All nicely kept. Lots of flowers in pots make it a pleasant walk.

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