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City walk Bergen (NH)

Architectural Walking Tour:

Follow the green line and begin your walk at the a. Ruin Church. Destroyed in 1574 by looting and arson by Diederick of Sonoy b. Russian Monument. Commemorating "Battle of Bergen (1799)", this monument was placed in 1901 c. No.27(arch: Moost,). Through the use of wood a specific appearance, so-called the classical form d. (arch. Jo Coenen). Innovative architecture, see the barrel vaults, inspired by Louis Kahn. e. no.8 (arch: R. de Vries), A residential house with a strong cubist form. Equipped with glass without frames. f. no.71 (e.b.). Modern construction in classical style. g. no.77 (arch. Hertel and Boskamp). With the well-known round roof, asymmetrical windows and the drooping dormer. h. no.132, Duinvermaak sits in a monumental building ( arch: Leijen) stained glass windows with dune scenes by Bogtman ( Haarlem) i. no.27 (arch: R. Cijffers). "The New Building," note the steel window frames! j. no.2 (arch: Monk). Characteristic is the curved thatched roof form. k. no.8 (arch. A. Reus). Modern construction. Built in the style of Berlage. See the symmetry in the facade, the sandstone elements and the characteristic side facade l. The historic villa (1882) was built by order of the Van Reenen family, founders of present-day Bergen. m. no.2 (arch: J.B. van Lochem), "The Heron Tower" of the Amsterdam School. Nice detail is that from the stair tower the owner practiced his hobby of astronomy and watched heron nests. n. no.30 (arch; Peer Bedaux), Modern house in restrained classical traditional style. o. no.46 arch: T. Asselbergs). Modernist construction with trendy light brick and wood. p. no.39 (arch; S. Soeters). Own variant "Amsterdam School", low hanging interrupted thatched roof and garden with round waves. q. nr.18 (arch: S. Soeters). See the use of color and width wood cladding. r. no.9 (arch: Min2). Trefoil shapes have been added to the original house. s. In park Meerwijk, are the villas De Ark , De Bark, Bilbad, Elifaz, Zofar, Meezennest, Beukenhoek, Meerhuis, Meerhoek (the Star), double villa VIII and IX and Tamelone, Mevene and Rogier. The wooden window frames and brick facades represent the style that had come to be known as the "Amsterdam School" from 1916. no.30 (arch: M. Cijffers). "The New Building," in the stairwell a stained glass window by Mathieu Wiegman. You are back at the a. Ruined Church. This is the end point of the walking route.