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Muurhuizen

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Address: Stadswal, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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Great old area

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 September 2016
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Penang
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Neutral Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Walking the loop of muurhuizen was a great way to pass an hour or so. You can stop along the way and read the plaques (in Dutch) about some of the history of the houses. If you can't read Dutch, that's okay, you'll still feel completely charmed by this lovely loop of historic homes. Definitely the top highlight of my... More 

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Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Muurhuizen is a very attractive walk through the old city by following the city wall. In former times the city wall was used as the back wall for small houses and shops. The Tourist Office offers a small (paper) guide to accompany you on this round trip.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

A lovely stroll around the inner circle of Amersfoort. One of the houses is the basis for a KLM house. Some wonderful architecture to be seen on the route and lots of places to branch off to get drinks and cakes.

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

The Muurhuizen (wallhouses) Street is at the exact location of the city's first wall, which was demolished in the 15th century. The fronts of the houses are built on top of the first city wall's foundations. The wall became unnecessary when the second wall was finished. It is a semi-circular street, 2/3 is called "M", the rest is Breestraat and... More 

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