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Amersfoort: Koppelpoort

Another photo that I found in my archives taken in the summer of 2007, when I visited the city of Amersfoort in the heart of the Netherlands.

Seen here is the medieval gate "Koppelpoort", which was built around 1425 as part of the second wall of Amersfoort. In 1885-1886, the gate was renovated by Pierre Cuypers (known as the architect of het Rijksmuseum and het Centraal Station in Amsterdam). The most recent renovation finished in 1996.

Amersfoort is the second biggest city in the province of Utrecht with 140,000 inhabitants. The name Amersfoort means ford (voorde in Dutch) in the river Amer (old name of the river Eem) and it was mentioned for the first time in 1028, in 1259 the city got city rights from the Bishop of Utrecht.

The photo was taken in the early evening. I hope you like it and thanks for your visit! :-)

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