Monday, 26 September 2011

Naarden Draft Town Text (dmb)

Naarden is the classic van Coehorn 17th century Dutch fortress town
. Royal Orange and military until the early 20th century, it has kept its stark silhouette focussed on the high medieval church. fully surronded by water - part salt part fresh, its star shaped ramparts and outworks enclose a quiet suburban community of 16,000 convenient for access to Amsterdam.
Town website: http://www.naarden.nl/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naarden
Baedeker Belgium and Holland 1910 : not currently available
Murray guide North Germany: 1840 p70
1992-5,  Naarden was one of the 'Four Towns' studied as part of a European project for WTFC. 

Photos from DMB visits 1992;2002