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Church of St Maarten in Zaltbommel
This is the main church in Zaltbommel. It was built in the 13th century. It was built on the foundations of an earlier 11th century church. During the weekends you can also go inside to take a look. The church is opened from 1 to 4. From april to october it is also open to visits on weekdays.
2nd Jeiwsj Cemetary in Zaltbommel
This is also a Jewish cemetary, and it is located just a few meters away from the first one. It was used from 1786 to 1830. About 120 people are burried here and only a few grave stones still remain. In 1810 Napolean ordered that noone could be burried within the city walls. Therefor a third cemetary had to be built. You are not allowed to enter the cemetary, but you can get a view of it from the old fortifications.
1st Jewish Cemetary in Zaltbommel
This is the first Jewisj cemetray in the city. The raised earth was a burieal place that was in use from 1748 to 1786. It is believed that some 50 people are burried here on top of each other. The burieal site is loacted in the botanical gardens. You are asked not to walk on to of it, in respect to the dead.
Botanical gardens in Zaltbommel
These gardens give a pretty clear example of the plants and flowers you will find in this part of the country. There are over 150 plants from the river area. The whole garden is made up of several smaller areas. For instance they recreated a piece of river bank. The name of these gardens, Mispelhof is derived from the local tree the mispel, which is also part of the city weapon. The gardens are opened every day from 9 in the morning to 8 in the evening.
19th Century Canons in Zaltbommel
Zaltbommel used to be a fortified town. And you cans till see the remains of these fortifications. Around the city center you'll see a lot of the old city walls. But it is also nice to walk around the old moats and dikes. They have been transformed to parks. From there you can have a nice view of the city walls. And on your way you will also encounter a few of these old canons from the early 19th century.
Maarten van Rossum House in Zaltbommel
This is the house of Maarten van Rossum. He was the patriot of the province of Gelderland and has won lots of battles protecting his area. His house was built 1535.
Nowadays the house is in use as a museum showing objects and art about the life of Maarten van Rossum. Admission to the museum is 2,30 Euros for adults.
Address: Nonnenstraat 5
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