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Breukelen Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 52 photos

Nijenrode Ophaalbrug

- Nijenrode castle lift bridge, south gate and donjon / dungeon tower. The castle and its grounds are closed to tourists.

Kasteell Nijenrode constructed: c.1275
builder: Gerard Splinter van Ruwiel
reconstructed: 1632-1642
builder: Bernard van den Bongard
reconstructed: 1675
builder: Joan Ortt, merchant
zuidpoort / south gate insciption: Cedo Nulli / I yield to no one
current use: Nyenrode Business Universiteit, since 1946
location: Straatweg 25

* Breukelen, population: 14,600 a city located between the Vecht river to its east and the Amsterdam Rijnkanaal to its west.

Kortrijkse Molen

- windmill for land draining

constructed: 1696
type: wipmolen / hollow post
height: 23.70 meters / 77.7 feet
obsolete: 1951
location: Stationsweg 105

Boom en Bosch

- a.k.a. Gemeentehuis, town hall

constructed: c.1675 as a family house (center structure)
builders: Abigael de Man & Abraham Boddens
altered: 1711, building wings on each side added
buider: Theodorus Boendermaker
current use: city hall since 1925
location: Straatweg 147

  • Last visit to Breukelen: Apr 2013
  • Intro Updated Oct 15, 2013
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