James P Deans | Amersfoort


May 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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More old architecture. 

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Willows & reflections! 

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The central canal leads off from here. 

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This was the last week in March and the temperature was well over 20 degrees C. The dappled shade was lovely. 

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The view of the canal at the third city gate - Kamperbinnenpoort. This gate doesn't include a passage for a canal, only the road. 

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The view in the opposite direction at the Kamperbinnenpoort.

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The buildings gradually turn a corner, so there are no boring straight lines. 

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Old bridges abound, so do reflections. 

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The variety of architecture is refreshing for someone who lives in a new town! 

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View from the Koppelpoort towards the centre of the town. 


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