Muiderslot, Netherlands - Polarsteps

Today we went to the Muiderslot, a castle built by Count Floris V who built the stone castle at the mouth of the Vecht river back in 1280, when he gained command over an area that used to be part of the See of Utrecht. The Vecht river was the 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 is a relatively small castle, measuring 32 by 35 metres with brick walls well over 1.5 metres thick. A large moat surrounded the castle.
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