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Pics and the glory of the Middle Ages Muiderslot's Castle...

The Muiderslot's Castel history dates back to the Middle Ages. 
It was built by Floris V, Count of Holland and Zeeland, when he was first given responsibility for this area. The castle's grounds are square 32x35 meters, the West Tower is around 25 meters and its walls are over 1,5 meters thick.
Texts/Photography by Tzina Alimpoutaki-Joustra. 

After Floris' murder in 1296 at a place close to Muiderberg, the Muiderslot Castle was besieged and destroyed until 1370 when it  rebuilt at its place on the side of the river Vecht and the Ijsselmeer lake former Zuiderzee...Located outside of the small city Muiden the Muiderslot Castle enjoys a very central location along the route which connects Amsterdam with the east provinces of the Netherlands. This was the reason why the council of Amsterdam has been involved with its management at least since the 15th century.

                                                        The garden of the Muiderslot Castle...

During the 18th and 19th century the Castle served as a barracks and storage facilities for military occasions. At the end of the 19th century it was opened to the general public.

The Netherlands. The Muiderslot Castle is located around at the middle and at the mouth of the river Vecht which was a significant trade route to Utrecht, one of the most important trade towns of that age. The Castle  was used to enforce a toll on the traders . It was rebuilt in 1370 exactly on the same spot by Albrecht, Duke  of Bavaria who at the time was also the Count of Holland and Zeeland.

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