Amersfoort is a very old town in the Netherlands, but with very many modern buildings too. There is one area though where the old town is very unspoilt and it is well worth a visit. There are city gates that are very well preserved and quite a few canals.
Old brickwork is very Flemish, you can still see where the windows had arches before lintels were installed. The tie bars and shutters all add to the character.
One canal goes round in almost a circle and was entirely within the town walls. There were 2 special gates where the canals entered the old city - the Koppelpoort and the Monnikendam. Both are well preserved.
More old architecture.
Willows & reflections!
The central canal leads off from here.
This was the last week in March and the temperature was well over 20 degrees C. The dappled shade was lovely.
The view of the canal at the third city gate - Kamperbinnenpoort. This gate doesn't include a passage for a canal, only the road.
The view in the opposite direction at the Kamperbinnenpoort.
The buildings gradually turn a corner, so there are no boring straight lines.
Old bridges abound, so do reflections.
The variety of architecture is refreshing for someone who lives in a new town!
View from the Koppelpoort towards the centre of the town.
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