Beautifully preserved fortified town


Charming Naarden - Packed with monuments

Stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets, learn about the eventful local history at the Dutch Fortress Museum and cross the moat by boat. Naarden is one of the best-preserved fortified towns in the Netherlands and unique because of its star shape. After exploring the fortress and Naardermeer nature reserve, why not take a break at a cozy cafe or restaurant in the ramparts or in the nearby town of Bussum?

© Martin van Lokven

The Great Church

Marvel at the unique barrel vault

The Great Church, dating from 1479, is surprisingly lively. Write a message on a slate tile for the new roof, enjoy a concert, and even take part in a yoga session inside this beautiful church. 

Experience the church

Activities - The strength of the Dutch Water Lines

Take a cruise with Vestingvaart

© Nederlands Vestingmuseum

Grow wiser at the Dutch Fortress Museum

Discover the hidden gem of Bussum: Fort Werk IV


Vesting Hotel Naarden

Sleep in the former secretary's office

This intimate boutique hotel is located in the heart of the fortified town. Wake up with a view of the historic town hall, enjoy breakfast in the relaxed atmosphere of the lounge and experience genuine warm-hearted service.

Stay overnight at Vesting Hotel