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Comming from the highway, following the signs “centrum”, the first reaction is: Am I going the right way? And then suddenly you enter the old centre of IJsselstein. This picture was taken on the first bridge – a lovely spot – with a view at the flourmill The Windotter. This mill can be visited, but has very many steps.

 

Immediately over the bridge, turn right and after taking the corner you arrive at the City Museum, Stadsmuseum.

 

Following the route, take two right turns and then turn left just before the next bridge. There is a parking lot and from here it is worthwhile to have a look at the church tower of the Grote- of St. Nicolaaskerk. This tower is unique in Holland; it has a double eight cornered tower.

In the church is the eldest gothic mausoleum of the Netherlands and Gijsbrecht van Aemstel and his family are buried here (± 1370).

The church is only open to visitors on Saturdays, from May through the end of September.

 

Turn back and go to the left, going over the bridge and circle the town until you meet the Castle Tower. During summer a lot of festivities take place at this point. From the parking lot right beside the tower, it is not far to walk to the main street. You will pass a Gallery – Gallerie De Boog.

 

In the main street it is a good idea to step into the Vlaaienwinkel, diagonally across from the VVV Tourist Centre, and have a drink or otherwise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stadsmuseum: Walkade 2-4. Opened from Wednesday through Sunday from 13.00 – 17.00 hrs.

Gallerie De Boog: Kloosterstraat. Opened on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 14.00 hrs. on.

 

 

 

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