Naarden: In-App Audio Adventure through the Historic Citadel

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 3.5 km
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Duration 1h 30m
Audio tours on your smartphone
After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
Control your experience
With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
No internet is required
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Explore Naarden Citadel with this engaging self-guided audio tour that bring the past to life
  • Learn how the medieval engineers and masters of war made their strongholds impregnable
  • Enjoy moments of tranquility in a unique garden inside the fortress
  • Marvel at the Gothic church whose towers served as beacons for navigation on the Zuiderzee
  • Turn the tragic pages of the town’s history: sieges, invasions, and a horrific massacre
Step through the gate of the fortified town of Naaden with this exciting in-app audio tour! You will explore the magnificent star-shaped fortress starting from the Utrechtse Poort, the only gates remaining from the 17th century. Having crossed the crane bridge, you will see the Ravelin Oranje-Promers and learn about the town's fortification system, designed to protect against invasions and attacks throughout the centuries. Following the route, you'll see the Bastion Oranje, one of the six bastions of Naarden, and listen to its rich history. However, this stronghold is not just about defensive walls, bastions, and moats, and you'll see it yourself once you pass by three ancient linden trees planted in 1750. As we venture deeper into the town, you will marvel at Holland's Renaissance building of the Town Hall and the striking Gothic Great Church. Then, back to the military context: explore the Arsenal and more ravelins and bastions. The tour guides you by the town museums: the Comenius Museum, dedicated to the famous Czech priest and philosopher, the fun and educational Scales Museum, and the Dutch Fortress Museum, where the turbulent military past of the fortified town comes to life. As the tour concludes, you'll see the barracks that housed dormitories for 350 men and imagine how the warriors used to live here since the end of the 19th century. Spend a great day out in the Naarden Fortress and dive into the story behind its mighty fortifications!

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Tips on the best local museums, shops, restaurants, and secret landmarks
  • Headphones — you should bring your own
  • Entrance tickets to attractions — you can visit them on your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Utrechtse Poort
Ruijsdaelplein, 6

Attractions on the route

Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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