Audio tour

Audio tourSentinel of Naarden walking tour (3,3 km)

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  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    Welcome to the historic fortified town of Naarden. Naarden was established at its current location in 1350, in between the former Zuiderzee and the vast lakes and marshland. This strategic position made it possible to prevent the passage of any enemies, marching from the east towards Amsterdam. Later on, the fortress became a part of the defense line, the New Dutch Waterline. Naarden held its strategic position here as a military base until 1926. 

    The Naarden Fortress has a magnificent star shape. This was the best layout for defending the town. The points of the star formed the bastions, with small fortress islands and ravelins positioned in between the points. The fortress boasts a total of six bastions, and is –as the only fortress in the world!– surrounded by a double canal with double outer walls. 

    During this audio tour you will discover the fascinating history of the Naarden Fortress and the story behind her many fortifications. Historical images along the way bring the past to life. With all of the sights to see and the many shops and restaurants on this tour, a day out in Naarden is a great trip for the whole family. 

    The tour begins at the Utrechtse Poort, where you will also find the current visitors center for the New Dutch Waterline and the VVV tourist office. We wish you a pleasant tour in and around the best-preserved fortified town of Europe. 

  3. 1 The Utrechtse Poort
  4. 2 Crane bridge at the Utrechtse poort
  5. 3 Ravelin Oranje-Promers
  6. 4 Bastion Oranje
  7. 5 Town linden
  8. 6 The Town Hall
  9. 7 The Great Church
  10. 8 The Cruydhoff, New Harbour
  11. 9 The Arsenal
  12. 10 The Comenius Museum
  13. 11 Ravelin Oud Molen-Katten
  14. 12 Bastion Oud Molen
  1. Audio tour Summary

    Welcome to the historic fortified town of Naarden. Naarden was established at its current location in 1350, in between the former Zuiderzee and the vast lakes and marshland. This strategic position made it possible to prevent the passage of any enemies, marching from the east towards Amsterdam. Later on, the fortress became a part of the defense line, the New Dutch Waterline. Naarden held its strategic position here as a military base until 1926. 

    The Naarden Fortress has a magnificent star shape. This was the best layout for defending the town. The points of the star formed the bastions, with small fortress islands and ravelins positioned in between the points. The fortress boasts a total of six bastions, and is –as the only fortress in the world!– surrounded by a double canal with double outer walls. 

    During this audio tour you will discover the fascinating history of the Naarden Fortress and the story behind her many fortifications. Historical images along the way bring the past to life. With all of the sights to see and the many shops and restaurants on this tour, a day out in Naarden is a great trip for the whole family. 

    The tour begins at the Utrechtse Poort, where you will also find the current visitors center for the New Dutch Waterline and the VVV tourist office. We wish you a pleasant tour in and around the best-preserved fortified town of Europe. 

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  • Tanja en Ger

    5 out of 5 rating 07-31-2016

    Erg leuk om te doen. Ik had de route ook geprint via de pagina van 't VVV. Dat leest nét iets prettiger.. Telefoon was daarna wel leeg. Een powerbankie is n goed idee. Maar verder... Hartelijk dank voor de leuke route!

  • Mark

    5 out of 5 rating 03-23-2015

    Echt hele leuke route, zeker eens doen!