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Amersfoort Reflections

This is the next upload in my series of reflections photos, which now gives me the opportunity to say that I created a theme for all these reflections photos for a couple of weeks ago. It can be found here.

The photo was taken in Amersfoort, the second biggest city in the province of Utrecht, that I visited two weeks ago.
The name Amersfoort means ford (voorde in Dutch) in the river Amer (old name of the river Eem) and it was mentioned for the first time in 1028, in 1259 the city got city rights from the Bishop of Utrecht.
Nowadays the city has about 140,000 inhabitants.

Here you can see de Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren (Tower of Our Lady), which is the third tallest church tower in the Netherlands: 98,33m. That's also why the people of Amersfoort gave the nickname Lange Jan (Long Jan) to the tower. Here, the tower is seen in the water of what I believe is de Westsingel.

Hope you like it!

PS - I just noticed that it also is my 150th picture from The Netherlands. :-)

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