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City walk Bergen (NH)

Architecture walking route: 

To walk this walk on your mobile phone, turn on your location feature on your mobile phone, which will pop up at each monument with a picture of the monument and the accompanying text to read

Follow the line and start your walk at the a. Ruïnekerk church ruins. In 1574, the church was plundered and set on fire by Diederick van Sonoy, leaving it in ruins. b. Russian Monument, erected in 1901 to commemorate the Battle of Bergen (1799).  c. (arch: Moost,). The use of wood results in a specific appearance, the so-called classic form.  d. (arch; Jo Coenen). Renovating architecture, with its barrel vaulting, inspired by Louis Kahn. e. nr.8 (arch: R. de Vries). A house with a strong cubist form, and glass with no door or window casings. f. nr.71 (own management). Modern building in classic style. g. nr.77 (arch. Hertel and Boskamp). Admire the familiar round roof, asymmetrical windows and the overhanging dormer window. h nr 132, Duinvermaak is located in a monumental building (arch: Leijen) stained glass windows with dune scenes by Bogtman (Haarlem)  i. nr.27 (arch: R. Cijffers). ‘The New Build’. Notice the steel door and window casings!  j. nr.2 (arch: Monk). This building is characterized by a curved thatched roof.  k. nr.8 (arch. A. Reus). Modern building, built in the style of Berlage. Look at the symmetry in the façade, the sandstone elements and the typical side wall. l. Museum KRANENBURGH (new building 2013, arch. D.J. Postel) as a labyrinth expanding backwards. The historic villa (1882) was commissioned by the Van Reenen family, founders of what is now Bergen. m. nr.2 (arch: J.B. van Lochem), ‘The Heron’s Tower’ from the ‘Amsterdam School’. An interesting detail is that from the tower the owner practised his hobby of astronomy and observed herons’ nests. n. nr.30 (arch; Peer Bedaux). Modern house in reserved classic traditional style.  o. nr.46 arch: T. Asselbergs). Modernist building with trendy light brick and wood.  p. nr.39 (arch; S. Soeters). Personal variant of the ‘Amsterdam School’, low-hanging interrupted thatched roof and garden with round lines.  q. nr.18 (arch: S. Soeters). Notice the use of colours and the width of the wooden façade panels. r. nr.9 (arch: Min2). Trefoils have been added to the original house. no.9 (arch: Min2). Cloverleaf shapes have been added to the original house.  t. In park Meerwijk, the villas De Ark , De Bark, Bilbad, Elifaz, Zofar, Meezennest, Beukenhoek, Meerhuis, Meerhoek (de Ster), double villas VIII, IX, Tamelone, Mevene and Rogier are located. The wooden door and window casings and brick façades represent the style which was referred to as the ‘Amsterdam School’ from 1916.  nr.30 (arch: M. Cijffers). ‘The New Build’, the stairwell contains a stained glass window by Mathieu Wiegman. You are now back again at the a. Ruïnekerk, where the walk also ends.