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Cities in Holland with fortifications and defensive walls

A defensive wall (or a "Rampart") is a fortification used to protect a city or settlement from potential aggressors. In ancient to modern times, they were used to enclose settlements.

Place Province Accessible Condition Image Notes
's-Hertogenbosch Noord Brabant Yes Sizable parts of the fortifications remain intact. Citadel Den Bosch.jpg Of the first city wall, built in the 13th century, one tower, belonging to one of the city gates, remains incorporated in a house on the Hinthamerstraat. Another remnant of the first city wall is formed by a gate over one of the arms of the Binnendieze River near the Korte Waterstraat. Sizable sections of the second, 13th-century city walls, and 17th- and 18th-century bastions remain intact as they serve as flood prevention measures. Of special note is the 17th-century pentagonal citadel.
Aardenburg Zeeland   Vestiges of the fortifications are visible in the landscape. Aardenburg - Westpoort 2.jpg In 1625 AD, a new trace of earthen ramparts was built. These defenses were demolished between 1688 and 1701 AD. One city gate, the Westpoort, survives. Additionally, remnants of bastions, ravelins, and other outworks are clearly distinguishable in the fields surrounding the town.
Amersfoort Utrecht Yes Sizable parts of the fortifications remain intact. 7928 Koppelpoort.jpg Of the first 13th-century city wall, one tower and the barbican of one gate, the Kamperbinnenpoort, remain. After the enlargement of the city in 1450 AD, houses were built on the location of the first wall, and occasionally incorporating fragments of that wall in their structure. Of the 15th-century wall, several stretches remain to the north-east of the old town, while the foundations of the wall have been made visible on the south-eastern side. Two 15th-century gates remain as well; the koppelpoort, a combined land and water gate, and the Monnickendam, a water gate.
Amsterdam Noord Holland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Amsterdam Waag februari 2003.jpg Of the medieval walls, the Sint Antoniuspoort is the most important remnant. Other remnants of the same wall are the Schreierstoren and the lower part of one of the towers of the former Regulierspoort. Of the later Baroque defenses, only the Muiderpoort remains intact, while some of the bastions can still be recognizable in the bendy course of the outer moat that still surrounds the old town. The most recent defensive structure around the city is the Stelling van Amsterdam, a 135 km long ring of fortifications around Amsterdam, consisting of 42 forts and other works.
Arnhem Gelderland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Sabelspoort.JPG Only the 14th-century Sabelspoort remains.
Asperen Gelderland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Vestingwal Asperen.jpg On the side of the Linge River, a stone wall, incorporating the bases of several towers, remains. The water gate, giving access to the old harbor, is partially reconstructed. On the land side, parts of earthen ramparts and moats remain.
Bergen op Zoom Noord Brabant Yes One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. 20040103 Bergen op Zoom Ravelijn.jpg Of the medieval fortifications, only the 14th-century Gevangenpoort remains. Of the extensive 17th-century fortifications, only one single ravelin remains.
Bolsward Friesland Yes One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Elf reproducties van Friese stadsplattegronden uit de Beschrijving van Heerlijkheydt van Friesland door Bernardus Schotanus a Sterringa uitgegeven in 1664 Bolswaert.JPG A moat still encloses the town center.
Bourtange Groningen Yes The fortifications were recently reconstructed. Luchtfoto bourtange.jpg The original fortifications were demolished in the 19th century, but have been reconstructed from 1960 onwards, in a successful effort to revitalize the village.
Breda Noord Brabant   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Spanjaardsgat 2505 klein.jpg The only notable remnant of the city walls is the Spanjaardsgat gate; a water gate defended by two multiangular towers. It forms part of the defenses around Breda Castle, which in turn formed an integral part of the city walls.
Bredevoort Gelderland Yes One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Prins van Oranje bredevoort.JPG Part of the ramparts, located on the north-east of the town, have been reshaped into a park. To the south-west, a windmill stands on top of a remnant of one of the bastions.
Brielle Zuid Holland Yes The city wall remains intact. Brielle vesting 20050518.jpg The old town is completely enclosed by earth ramparts, featuring nine bastions, as well as multiple outer works.
Brouwershaven Zeeland Yes One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Brouwersdam Panorama 2.JPG Part of the ramparts, located on the east and north of the town, remain intact.
Buren Gelderland Yes Sizable parts of the fortifications remain intact. B55.gif On the east side of town, facing the river, an impressive wall remains. On the north-west side of the town, a city gate remains, flanked by a row of houses built against the old town wall.
Culemborg Gelderland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. P1070568 Culemborg.JPG The old town, its medieval extensions, and the site of the old castle, are still surrounded by a moat. Of the oldest, the 14th-century city wall, one city gate remains, while several fragments of the city wall stand on the south and east sides of the old town.
Delft Zuid Holland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Oostpoort.jpg The old town is for the most part still surrounded by a moat. Along this moat stand two towers belonging to the medieval wall. On the eastern end of the old town stands the Oostpoort, a 15th-century combined land and water gate.
Doesburg Gelderland Yes Sizable parts of the fortifications remain intact.   The fortifications around the old city have been demolished, but the advanced line of defenses to the east of the city remains intact as part of a nature reserve.
Dokkum Friesland Yes The city wall remains intact. Baantjegracht Dokkum 2010.jpg The old city is completely enclosed by a line of earth ramparts, featuring five bastions.
Dordrecht Zuid Holland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Dordrecht Groothoofdspoort2.jpg The old city is completely enclosed by a moat, while the old harbor is guarded by the Groothoofdspoort, a late medieval city gate, later rebuilt in a Renaissance style.
Elburg Gelderland Yes Sizable parts of the fortifications remain intact. Stadsmuur Elburg.JPG The old city is completely enclosed by a moat and a 16th-century rectangular earthen rempart with a bastion at each corner. The rampart was changed into a park in the 19th century, but the defenses are still easily recognizable. Several of the old gates were defended by a barbican, the lower parts of which have been excavated and the casemates of one of the barbicans can be visited. Several sections of the medieval city wall still stand behind the 16th-century rampart. One tower of the medieval wall had been changed into a gate in the 16th century. This structure forms the last remaining city gate of the old town.
Enkhuizen Noord Holland Yes Sizable parts of the fortifications remain intact. Drommedaris Enkhuizen Zuidwestzijde.jpg The landward side of the old town is still completely surrounded by an earthen rampart with five bastions. The last remaining gate facing the landward side of the city is the 17th-century Koepoort. The most impressive remnant of the fortifications is the 16th-century 'Drommedaris' gate, which stands near the harbor.
Franeker Friesland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Franeker 1649 Blaeu.jpg The old city is completely enclosed by a moat. The locations of the old bastions and bulwarks are stil recognizable in the shape of the moat.
Gennep Limburg   Sizable parts of the fortifications remain intact. Gennep Rijksmonument 16089 stadsmuur Noordwal.JPG Lowered remnants of the old city walls surround the west and north sides of the old town.
Geertruidenberg Noord Brabant Yes Sizable parts of the fortifications remain intact. Geertruidenberg - rijksmonument 337826 - Commandeursbolwerk 20111030.jpg Most of the fortifications were demolished, but restored sections of the bastioned trace remains to the north and east sides of the old town.
Goes Zeeland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Goes 08827.jpg The old city is completely enclosed by a moat. The locations of the old bastions and bulwarks are stil recognizable in the shape of the moat.
Gorinchem Zuid Holland Yes The city wall remains intact. Gorinchem Dalempoort.jpg The old city is completely enclosed by an intact city wall. To the west of the city, the bastioned trace was demolished in order to accommodate the construction of a canal. The defences on that side were subsequently replaced by a Caponier.
Gouda Zuid Holland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Plattegrond van de stad Gouda binnen de singels, ca. 1650..jpg The old city is completely enclosed by a moat.
Grave Noord Brabant   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Grave hampoort.jpg Fragments of the double system of moats remain, as well as one city gate. The lower portions of several round medieval towers can be seen at the old harbor. The water gate, leading down to the Maas River, is a recent reconstruction.
Groenlo Gelderland Yes One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Stadsgracht te Groenlo met kanonnen.jpg The old town is partially surrounded by an old moat, which clearly shows the locations of the old bastions. Part of the bastionned trace has been reconstructed.
Groningen Groningen   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Groeninga - Groningen (Atlas van Loon).jpg The old town is surrounded by a moat.
Haarlem Noord Holland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Haarlem - Amsterdamse Poort 1900.jpg The old city centre is still partially surrounded by a moat. To the north of the city, the moat clearly shows the locations of the old bastions, which have been changed into a park. One city gate remains; the 14th-century Amsterdamse Poort.
Harderwijk Gelderland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. 2007-03-11 13.31 Harderwijk, stadspoort aan kant van Veluwemeer foto1.JPG Several sections of the old medieval wall remains, the most sizable parts being located to the north of the old city, facing the former Zuiderzee. One gate, the Vischpoort, remains as it has a lighthouse installed on the roof.
Harlingen Friesland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain.   Several sections of the moat, indicating the presence of three of the old bastions, remain on the east side of the city.
Hasselt Overijssel   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain.   On the landside of the city, remnants of the ramparts, featuring four sizable bastions, remain incorporated in a park.
Hattem Gelderland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. 20937 Dijkpoort Hattem.jpg On the landside of the old town center some remnants of the city walls remain. On the side of the old town facing the IJssel River, the Dijkpoort can be found.
Hellevoetsluis Zuid Holland Yes The city wall remains intact. Hellevoetsluis 008.jpg The old navy harbor is still entirely surrounded by a bastionned trace, which is outfitted with a brick revetment on the side of the walls facing the river.
Heukelum Gelderland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain.   The town is still enclosed by a moat on the three sides facing away from the Linge River.
Heusden Noord Brabant   The fortifications were recently reconstructed. Vestingwerken P1060601.JPG The city walls had been slighted in the 19th century, but have been extensively reconstructed during the middle of the 20th century.
Hoorn Noord Holland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Hoorn - Hoofdtoren.jpg The old town is still surrounded by a moat. One city gate remains, the 16th-century Oosterpoort. The most notable remnant of the city defenses, however, is the Hoofdtoren, an impressive 16th-century tower, built to defend the harbor.
Hulst Zeeland Yes The city wall remains intact. HulstVest1.JPG The old town is still surrounded by a rempart and a moat. Several remnants of outer works, such as ravelins and an outer wall, remain.
IJzendijke Zeeland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Yzendyke eilandje.JPG Some fragments of the old moat remain. One ravelin belonging to the old fortifications has been restored
IJsselstein Utrecht   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. 20135 Molen de Windotter.jpg The old moat remains, while some remnants of the town wall remain on the south and east side of the old town.
Kampen Overijssel   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Koornmarktspoort Kampen, RM 23445-WLM.jpg The old moat remains, while the old earthen remparts remain incorporated in a park. Three medieval city gates remain, two of which have been rebuilt in a renaissance style. The largest gate, the Kroonmarktpoort, retained its medieval appearance.
Klundert Noord Brabant Yes One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Klundert 192.JPG Several sections of the remparts and bastions remain intact to the north and south of the old town.
Leerdam Noord Brabant Yes One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. P1020660 copyHaven Leerdam.jpg The city wall remains intact on the side of the town facing the Linge River.
Leeuwarden Friesland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Beschrijving van Heerlijkheydt van Friesland door Bernardus Schotanus à Sterringa uitgegeven in 1664 leeuwarden.JPG The old town is still entirely surrounded by a moat. Several bastions to the north of the old town have been changed into a park.
Leiden Zuid Holland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Morspoort-Leiden.jpg The old city is still surrounded by a moat. Of the city defenses, two city gates remain and one medieval tower stand to the south of the old town. Part of a bastion on the east side of the city has been reconstructed.
Maastricht Limburg Yes Sizable parts of the fortifications remain intact. Maastricht.jpg Important parts of all major fortification systems remain intact. Of the first city wall, the Helpoort gate remains, as well as several important sections of the oldest 13th-century city wall. Important parts of the second medieval city wall remain on the east side of the old town, while extensive remnants of the complicated system of baroque fortifications can be found to the north. Additionally, a large network of underground communication tunnels, casemates, and countermines remain underneath the present outskirts of the city, which were built on top of the old city walls.
Megen Noord Brabant   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Ville de Megen 650 ans, cyclotouristes devant l'ancienne tour-prison.JPG Only a single 14th-century tower, known as the Gevangenpoort, remains.
Middelburg Zeeland Yes One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Koepoort te Middelburg.jpg The bastioned trace of the city wall has been changed into a park and is still surrounded by a moat. Only one city gate remains, the 18th-century Koepoort.
Montfoort Utrecht   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Het Oude STadhuis Montfoort.jpg One of the medieval city gates has been incorporated into the town hall. Another remaining portion of the town wall remains to the south west of the old town.
Muiden Noord Holland Yes Sizable parts of the fortifications remain intact. Muizenfort.jpg The 16th-century town walls were greatly adapted in the 19th century, when the town became part of the advanced defenses of Amsterdam. The city walls located to the west of the Vecht River remain intact, as do the walls around the Muiderslot castle.
Naarden Noord Holland Yes The city wall remains intact. Naarden kl Bijgewerkt.jpg Naarden is one of the best preserved fortified cities in Europe, featuring a double system of moats and walls, built in the 17th century. The inner wall features numerous underground tunnels, casemates, and barracks.
Nieuweschans Groningen   Vestiges of the fortifications are visible in the landscape. Restant vestinggracht Nieuweschans.jpg The walls of the tiny fortified village have been partially demolished, although a small section remains.
Nieuwpoort, South Holland Zuid Holland Yes The city wall remains intact. Nieuwpoort oudewater haasdrecht 065.JPG The tiny town is entirely surrounded by an earth rampart featuring six bastions and a false bray in front of the curtain walls. The town hall is built over a canal running through the center of town and defends a system of locks with which the land surrounding the fortress could be inundated.
Nijmegen Gelderland   Sizable parts of the fortifications remain intact. Kronenburgertoren.JPG Sizable parts of the medieval city walls remain to the west and east of the old city. The most notable remnant is the wall, and three towers, located in the Kronenburger park. Of the three towers, the Kronenburger tower is arguable one of the most impressive medieval towers in the Netherlands.
Oudeschans Groningen Yes Sizable parts of the fortifications remain intact. Oudeschans (vesting).jpg The walls of the tiny fortified village have been partially demolished, but remain very recognizable. Part of the city walls have subsequently been reconstructed in the 20th century.
Oudewater Utrecht   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Oudewater 1649 Blaeu 1 van 4.jpg The old city is enclosed by a moat. The locations of some of the old bastions and bulwarks are stil recognizable in the shape of the moat.
Philippine Zeeland   Vestiges of the fortifications are visible in the landscape. Beleg en ontzet van de schans Philippines - Siege and relieve of the fort Philippines in 1635.jpg Remnants of bastions, ravelins, and other outworks are clearly distinguishable in the fields surrounding the town.
Ravenstein Noord Brabant   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. PoortRavestein.jpg A moat surrounds much of the old town, clearly showing the location of bastions and ravelins. The remnants of two hornworks are visible to the north and south of the old town. The side of the town facing the Maas River features the remnants of two bastions, excavated from the body of the dyke, as well as the single remaining city gate.
Retranchement Zeeland Yes The city wall remains intact. Retranchement 1866.gif Retranchement was built in 1604 AD as an entrenched camp, consisting of two small, square forts, connected by a wall with three bastions. The northern fort no longer exists as it was destroyed in a flood in 1682 AD.
Rhenen Utrecht   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Rhenen mure.jpg Lowered fragments of the 14th-century city wall can be found to the south of the old town. To the north, a windmill stands on top of a remnant of the wall. On the eastern entrance of the old town, the remnants of a sizable barracane can be found.
Roermond Limburg   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Rattentoren.jpg Several fragments of the medieval city wall remain. The most notable and best preserved remnant is the Rattentoren, a 14th-century round tower standing on the north side of the old town.
Sas van Gent Zeeland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Sas van Gent - Bolwerk Generaliteit 1.jpg Of the once powerful and strategic fortress, very little remains. Most of the fortifications were demolished in 1930. What remains are the remnants of one bastion, upon which the base of an old windmill stands, and the remnants of an old late 17th-century tidal mill, which was built into the fortifications.
Schoonhoven Zuid Holland Yes One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Veerpoort Schoonhoven.jpg Only a fragment of the old moat remains on the landward side of the town. On the riverside stands the Waterpoort, the last remaining city gate, with some adjacent stretches of the old town walls.
Sittard Limburg Yes Sizable parts of the fortifications remain intact. Sittard 040.JPG The powerful fortress town was destroyed by French forces in 1677 AD. Sizable remnants of the medieval city wall remain, buried underneath a later earthen rampart which still surrounds most of the old town.
Sluis Zeeland Yes The city wall remains intact. Sluis Stenen Beer R01.jpg The old town of Sluis was completely destroyed in the second world war, but he extensive fortification system remained intact and can still be visited today.
Sloten Zeeland Yes Sizable parts of the fortifications remain intact. Molen Sloten 06c.JPG The tiny fortress town of Sloten is still mostly surrounded by its ramparts, while the moat still completely encircles the town. Two water gates remain intact at the places where an old canal dissects the town.
Steenbergen Noord Brabant   Vestiges of the fortifications are visible in the landscape. Steenbergse vesting.png Some fragments of the old moat remain. The locations of the old bastions can be recognized by the course of the moat and the street pattern. Remnants of the outer works are distinguishable in the surrounding landscape.
Steenwijk Overijssel Yes Sizable parts of the fortifications remain intact. Steenwijk wallen.JPG Sizable parts of the moats and ramparts remain.
Stevensweert Limburg   Vestiges of the fortifications are visible in the landscape. RivierenkaartStevensweert.jpg Although the walls themselves have been demolished, the town was built as an ideal fortress, and features the characteristic spider web street pattern that many such towns were built with. Part of the city walls have been reconstructed from 2007 AD onwards.
Tholen Zeeland Yes One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Tholen - Courtine II-III.jpg The ramparts were changed into a park, but the moat is still present and four bastions are still recognizable.
Tiel Zeeland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. TielWaterpoort2.JPG Fragments of the moat remain, as well as one city gate.
Utrecht Utrecht Yes One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Sonnenborgh Utrecht.jpg The medieval city wall has been completely demolished. Remnants of three of the 16th-century Italian style bastions remain. The most complete bastion is Sonnenborgh. Most of the old city fortifications were changed into an English style landscape park in the 19th century. The Dutch Water Line forms a double ring of fortresses where it passes east of the city.
Valkenburg aan de Geul Limburg   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Valkenburg-Berkelpoort (2).JPG Two city gates remain at the foot of the ruined castle. Part of the city wall remains to the west side of the old town. The small Den Halder castle was built around an old tower of the city wall.
Veere Zeeland Yes Sizable parts of the fortifications remain intact. Campveerse Toren.jpg The Campveerse toren is a large medieval tower that still guards the entrance to the old harbor today. The later earth ramparts remain mostly intact, especially the enlargements built by order of Napoleon
Venlo Limburg   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. De Luif.jpg Nearly nothing remains of the once extensive fortifications of Venlo. The most extensive remnant being a stretch of 14th-century wall known as the "Luif"
Vianen Utrecht   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Vianen.Lekpoort.jpg The Lekpoort is the last remaining city gate of the little town of Vianen. Apart from the gate, a large part of the town is still enclosed by a moat, while a sizable length of (lowered) city wall still stands on the south side of the town.
Vlissingen Zeeland Yes One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. 1110 Gang Keizersbolwerk 448989.JPG Several remnants of bastions, curtain walls and a tower of a medieval city gate, still stand on the waterside. The landward facing defenses have all been demolished.
Wageningen Gelderland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Tuinkoepel op stadsmuur.jpg The foundations of a small stretch of the medieval city wall have been unearthed and restored. Of the later remparts, the moat remains, its trace clearly showing the locations of the old bastions.
Weesp Noord Holland Yes The city wall remains intact. Weesp met Fort Ossenmarkt.jpg Only four of the planned eight bastions were constructed. All four remain intact and surrounded by a moat. In the 19th century, a circular fort was constructed on an island in the Vecht River.
Willemstad Noord Brabant Yes The city wall remains intact. Willemstad 20040517.jpg In 1583 AD, prince William of Orange orders the construction of a fortified city on the location of the village of Ruigenhil. The city, called Willemstad, is sill entirely surrounded by its seven sided city wall.
Wijk bij Duurstede Utrecht   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Nederland, Wijk bij Duurstede, Dijkstraat 25.JPG A portion of the moat remains, as do several fragments of the city wall facing the riverside. One city gate still stands as a windmill has been built on top of it. The ramparts that surround the ruins of Duurstede castle have been reshaped into a landscape style park.
Woerden Utrecht Yes One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Woerden vesting 20040331.jpg Sizable sections of the inner and outer moats still remain and several of the bastions are still recognizable as such. The medieval castle still stands on the south eastern side of the old town.
Woudrichem Noord Brabant Yes The city wall remains intact. Molen Nooit Gedagt, Woudrichem, vestingwerken (1).jpg The city received a set of strong remparts with seven bastions in 1580 AD. Only one of the gates, the Gevangenpoort, now remains
Zaltbommel Noord Brabant Yes Sizable parts of the fortifications remain intact. Zaltbommel waterpoort.jpg The earthen remparts and its bastions were made into an English landscape park in the 19th century, but the structures remain intact up to a significant height and are easily recognizable. The outer moat still encloses the landward side of the city. Behind the earthen remparts stand several sizable fragments of the medieval city wall.
Zierikzee Zeeland Yes One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. 41012 Zuidhavenpoort zierikzee Met Noordhavenpoort.jpg A moat still surrounds the old town. While the walls have been demolished, three medieval gates remain. Of these gates, the ensemble of the Noordhavenpoort and Zuidhavenpoort, which guard the entrance to the old harbor, form one of the most impressive remaining medieval defensive structures in the Netherlands
Zutphen Gelderland   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Zutphen, Walburgkerk met stadsmuur foto4 2011-02-17 13.43.jpg Remnants of moats from the medieval and post-medieval fortifications are still visible around the old town. The remnants of the medieval fortifications include several towers, the impressive Drogenapstoren gate, the Bourgonjetoren bastion, and a sizable stretch of the old city wall to the south of the old town.
Zwolle Overijssel   One or more individual structures (Bastions, gates, towers, etc.) remain. Sassenpoort Zwolle.jpg The moat, still clearly showing the remnants of the old bastions, still encloses the old town. The Sassenpoort is the sole remaining city gate, but is one of the largest and most impressive gates of the Netherlands. A number of fragments of the medieval city wall, including two strong towers, still stand along the waterside of the Thorbeckegracht

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