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Montelbaanstoren

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Montelbaanstoren features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day Amsterdam City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Impressive tower
  • Overlooks the lovely Oude Schans canal

Time required: 15 minutes

Public transport:

  • Subway: Nieuwmarkt station

Address: Oudeschans 2, Amsterdam

Things you need to know:

  • Montelbaans Tower is a fortified tower built in 1512
  • The steeple was placed on the tower almost 100 years later in 1606 when the town could finally afford the decoration
  • Originally it was erected to defend the Dutch fleet stationed in the Amsterdam harbor
  • Today it houses the Amsterdam Water Authority
  • The tower overlooks the lovely Oude Schans canal
  • Oude Schans was dug in the 16th c. in order to improve ships' access

What to do there:

  • Have a look and take some photos of the tower

 

Fun Activities in Amsterdam

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