Montelbaanstoren, Amsterdam

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The Montelbaanstoren is a tower on bank of the canal Oudeschans in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The original tower was built in 1516 as part of the Walls of Amsterdam for the purpose of defending the city and the harbour. The top half, designed by Hendrick de Keyser, was extended to its current, decorative form in 1606. Since then the tower is 48m high.
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  • July 24, 2017
    A special architectural structure which is LITERALLY district attraction. The tower stands between The bridge and Canal Waalseilandsgracht Schans, an historic 16th-century relic. Special appearance attracts many visitors.
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  • July 15, 2017
    Along the main Canal area tall and strong and helpful. Believes the purpose of the Observatory are provided for purposes of Defense and from the region.
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  • June 11, 2017
    Amsterdam has so many wonderful old buildings to see and this is another of them - the tower. Its shape is quite unique and the location will provide you with a bevvy of glorious photos along the cana...  more »
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  • June 18, 2017
    Nice view, there are benches next to the canal. Close by is the red light district
  • July 20, 2016
    A towering sight along one of the many canals in Amsterdam. Although a nice structure, one wouldn't really appreciate it unless he knows the significance of the tower. It was built in the 16th C and was originally used as a defense tower to protect the city's banks and harbor. It's one the of the few remaining medieval structures in Amsterdam.
  • August 21, 2016
    One week in May spent in a lovely basement flat, within100 meters from this tower was wonderful. And to see the beautifully lighted structure and listen to the soft hourly chimes at night is a memory not forgotten!
  • February 6, 2017
    Beautiful tower up and high above the canals.
  • September 15, 2015
    Linda torre.

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