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Kasteel Radboud

MEDEMBLIK

Count Floris V had a stronghold built at the border of the Almere (now IJsselmeer) in the 13th century. The fortress formed part of a series of strongholds he had built to keep the Westfrisians under control. The only stronghold preserved is the castle at Medemblik. While visiting Radboud Castle, you can see a tapestry showing why Floris V had built Radboud Castle. Through animations you will be shown how people lived in the Middle Ages, wat they ate, drank, how they made their clothes, how war was waged and how a castle was built. A visit at the castle is worthwhile for children ...

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Westerkerk

ENKHUIZEN

The Westerkerk is located in the historic heart of the city of Enkhuizen. The monumental Church is completely restored and is nowadays an important ...

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De Librije

ENKHUIZEN

In The Netherlands, there is still one seventeenth-century city library left that has been preserved in its original location. That is the librije of ...

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Koepoort

ENKHUIZEN

The Koepoort is a city gate in Enkhuizen. The gate was for centuries the western gateway to the city of Enkhuizen and is part of the fortifications ...

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The town hall

ENKHUIZEN

The town hall is the epitome of the large, prosperous city of Enkhuizen in the Golden Age. It was built in 1686/1688. The architect was Steven ...

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Drommedaris

ENKHUIZEN

The Drommedaris, or Ketenpoort, was built in 1540 as a city gate, part of the city wall that then surrounded Enkhuizen. It was also a defense tower ...

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Waaggebouw

ENKHUIZEN

The Waag building in Enkhuizen shows an image of the early Renaissance in the northern Netherlands. Even the original weighing mechanism of the ...

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De Westfriese Munt

ENKHUIZEN

In the Westerstraat is the Munt ('coin'), the building where the VOC coins were struck. This happened alternately in Enkhuizen, Hoorn or Medemblik. ...

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Snouck van Loosenhuis

ENKHUIZEN

The Snouck of Loosenhuis is a prominent townhouse in Enkhuizen. The 18th-century part of the former house of the Snouck van Loosen family, became ...

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City prison

ENKHUIZEN

Next to the town hall in Enkhuizen is the city prison: a tall narrow building which is remarkably skewed by sagging. The cells are still intact and ...

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