Bike Touring Highlight
When you walk through the Muurhuizen you imagine yourself in the Middle Ages. When the city began to expand as a result of the economic boom in 1380, a new city wall had to be built. The old wall was demolished and from about 1500 houses were built with the material of the old wall along the line where the city wall had stood. Because the construction of these houses took place in different periods, a great diversity of shapes has arisen.Well-known buildings in the Muurhuizen:Museum Flehite: Museum Flehite is housed in three late medieval wall houses, built around 1540. Over the centuries, the original residential houses have also been used for other purposes, such as a warehouse or even a military hospital.Nieuwenburgh: this building at number 5-7, has a plaque from 1645, which depicts the house as it must have looked at the time.De Bollenburgh: the house where the Amersfoort-born lawyer Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1547-1619) spent his youth. Later, the house at number 19 served as a city ribbon and spin house, a kind of work house for boys and girls.Huis Tinnenburg: in the side wall you can see the start of the first city wall. Here the water of the Heiligenbergerbeek flowed through the first city wall. After the 15th century, Tinnenburg was mentioned at number 25 as a merchant house and what later came into this building, a cotton mill.Plump or Thieves Tower: this striking square high building is part of the city defense and city prison until the 19th century. The gate passage is an incorrect restoration from the 20th century. The service tower at number 97 is also called 'Latijntje', from the then demolished Latin School.The secretary's house: the house at number 109 takes its name from city secretary Mr. Jan Both Hendriksen, who had the building radically renovated in 1776.vvvamersfoort.nl/nl/locatie/3345848784/muurhuizen
May 23, 2020
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