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Naarden is a beautiful town in the green Gooi region. The city is one of the best preserved fortified towns in Europe. Naarden was one of the most important defense works of the New Dutch Waterline and still is breathtaking.

  • Naarden is one of the best preserved fortified cities in Europe.
  • Walk on the centuries-old defensive works.
  • See the historic buildings and monuments in Naarden.

Highlights of Naarden

Naarden is an example of a Spanish star fort, complete with fortified walls and a moat. The Fortress Museum welcomes everyone who wants to see the underground casemates and  learn more about the fortressed garrison town. As you stroll through Naarden you’ll find more historical buildings and monuments, such as the St. Vitus Church, a large gothic basilica from the 14th and 15th centuries.

Visit Naarden

Enjoy a daytrip to Naarden and discover the amazing defense work, historical heart and green surroundings. Another great reason to visit Naarden is the performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion in the St. Vitus Church on Good Friday.

More in the area

When you are in Naarden it is highly recommended to also visit Amsterdam. Amsterdam is at 30 minutes driving from Naarden and has a lot to offer. Go shopping in one of the many shopping streets or visit a museum, it is all up to you!

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