"HEUSDEN - A WALLED TOWN ON THE MAAS RIVER" Top 5 Page for this destination Heusden by LoriPori

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The walled town of HEUSDEN dates back to the beginning of the 12th century and was an important element in the defense of Holland between 1580 and 1620. The Bastion is located on the banks of the River Maas. In the 14th century a large defense wall, including towers and gates, was built around the town.
Points of interest include the bastion walls ( vestigingswallen ), the Harbour ( Stadhaven ), the fish market ( Vismarkt), three Windmills ( Molens ) and Saint Catherine's Church. (Catherijnekerk).
Heusden is north-west of S'Hertogenbosch and can be reached via the A59 and take exit for N267

Tuesday May 27, 2008
Hans and I, along with dear friend Ilse (MATIM), took a little drive in the area and visited the walled town of Heusden. I really enjoyed this lovely, typical Dutch town and I want to thank Ilse for bringing us there.

  • Last visit to Heusden: May 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    Thanks for your interesting story, Lori!

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2009 at 11:05 AM

    Lori, lovely little page about Heusden. I must admit that I have never heard of this place in the Netherlands.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    A cruise on the dykes must be a wonderful way to visit the small villages! A three windmills city is like a three stars restaurant, a must visit, of course!

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2008 at 8:23 AM

    Nice typical Dutch town of Heusden and interesting excursion there I believe! Thanks Lori for sharing!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2008 at 4:56 AM

    What a delightful page of a lovely little town. You pictures are very nice. I love windmills.


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