There is nothing spectacular about the Naarden square. It is an irregular, not particularly large space, unfolding around Grote Kerk, a red brick church built in the northern Gothic style of the 15th century, dedicated to St. Vitius before the Protestant Reformation. Nevertheless, this church is among the oldest in the Netherlands, surviving a fire after the Spanish invasion of 1557. In the square, to one side of the church, lies the statue of Comenius, who was born in Naarden. At one corner of the square there is a Renaissance-style city hall, decorated with allegorical human figures. Even if this square is nothing special, as a whole it is spectacular. Markt is the centre of a star-shaped fort, surrounded by a double row of water ditches.