|Kamperbinnenport - one of the city gates|
|First glimpse of the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren|
|Street of the Muurhuizen (Wall-houses)|
|Koppelport from the city|
|Koppelport from outside|
|This port controlled the entrance into the city by land and by water|
|Flehite Museum at 3 renovated wall houses from the 16th century|
This tower once belonged to a church which was destroyed by a gunpowder explosion in the 18th century. If the story is true the fire was caused by a soldier scraping rust from his gun. The Late Gothic building is 98.33 metres tall and the third highest church tower in the Netherlands.
Back to Utrecht we went to the Rhijnauwen - a park like forest along the river which is a favourite recreational area for the people of Utrecht. At the riverbank a popular Pannenkoekenhuis serves Pannenkoeken - Dutch pancakes - with every kind of filling. Of course we couldn't visit the Netherlands without going at least once to a Dutch Pannenkoekenhuis ;-)
|Restaurant garden at the river|
|That's what you need to eat your pannenkoeken!|
|First the ingredients, then the dough|
|and flip it over!|
We went first for savoury ones and then the sweet ones. Our favourite was with apple, cinnamon and roasted almonds, very delicious!
|Flower of the Day|