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Montelbaans Tower (Montelbaanstoren)

Oude Schans 2, 1011 KX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Great photo opportunities.

Montelbaans Tower ( Montelbaan Storen ) is a wonderful evocative and eye catching tower in the... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Neil K
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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On the canal

Best seen up close from the canal and most of the tours give you that opportunity. A good photo... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Phil P
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Oude Schans 2, 1011 KX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Montelbaans Tower ( Montelbaan Storen ) is a wonderful evocative and eye catching tower in the Centrum district that is a great place to visit. It's located on a series of canals and makes for some great photographic opportunities,the area is also great as there...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Best seen up close from the canal and most of the tours give you that opportunity. A good photo opportunity if nothing else.

Thank Phil P
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Reviewed 12 June 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 canal. You can walk by this and take...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I think the tour guide said this one was over 400 years old. The architecture is very cool and it's very old and in a cool spot. Worth the time.

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

One of the most underrated spots of this amazing city. Wonderful tower you will meet if lucky enough while you walk by. Take a look and make a picture, it's absolutely unique.

Thank Davide G
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Located on the quieter eastern part of the city on the edge of the Oudeschans canal, Montelbaanstoren was built in 1512, and its spire and clock was added in 1606. The spire and clock tower leans a little off center and its quite prominent from...More

Thank MatthewLiew
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Montelbaans Tower (Montelbaanstoren) is a historic structure that formed part of the old Walls of Amsterdam. While the wall is long removed, this tower remains and can be seen along the Oudeschans and Waalseilandsgracht (canal). The original tower was built in 1516, while the clock...More

Thank BradJill
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The architecture in this whole town is amazing. We seen this tower off and in while touring the city.

Thank Thedevelopingimage
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Another scenic spot that is probably off the radar of most sightseeing in Amsterdam, but there is a lot of charm here, and in the getting there. Plot your destinations on a map and link them up for a self-guided walking tour. Nice way to...More

1  Thank Harrison_F_Carter
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Beautiful Tower with amazing View at the corner of the canal. Very beautiful during sunset & the clock still working. Must go for art & architecture lovers.

1  Thank Ragu88
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
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Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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