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Abbey Tower of Long John (Abdijtoren de Lange Jan)

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Landmark of Middelburg

The tower "Long John" (Lange Jan) is the tower of the abbey in central Middelburg. This tower is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Big tower

I did not feel like climbing all those steps, but I think it might be worth it, to get some nice... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Ana L
Boliden, Sweden
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Onder de Toren 1, 4330 Middelburg, The Netherlands
+31 118 675 450
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really disappointed after reading the guide book - I expected 3 buildings not one building split into 3....architecturally not particularly interesting Middelburg is full of mainly German tourists who are camping and caravaning in Zeeland - so lots of cheap shops selling food/...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tower "Long John" (Lange Jan) is the tower of the abbey in central Middelburg. This tower is the landmark of Middelburg and is visible wherever you are in Middelburg. For a fee you can climb the "Lange Jan" for a view over Walcheren. Not...More

Thank Hendrik_NL
Reviewed 6 June 2018

I did not feel like climbing all those steps, but I think it might be worth it, to get some nice shots over the city, specially if the weather is good.

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 1 May 2018

It was a sunny but windy morning as we began our guided foot tour of Middelburg. Our Guide was a former Historian with a real passion for this quaint city. Not far from the Town Center he took us to an Catholic Abbey that had...More

1  Thank Robert K
Reviewed 24 October 2017

It is an old Abbey with a great yard surrounded by walls; get inside and you will have nice moments discovering art works.

Thank klaudiusb
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Climbing the stairs of this tower is really worth it! You'll get a great view over Middelburg and its surroundings.

Thank Albert V
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Nice views from the top, and the bell is amazing. If this was somewhere else, though, I probably wouldn't have done it. It was something to do to help pass the time. They give you information about it, but the only language choices are in...More

Thank TEB303
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The view from the tower is is very impressive. Going up the narrow winding stairs help me imagine the times the tower was built in and gave a little bit of a feel for the history. If your going up just for a great photo...More

1  Thank 662marc
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We climbed the tower 197 stairs ( my little kid counted) The place is rather impressive and the view is very good The entry fee was not high comparing other bell towers

Thank Oren A
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

There is no outside gallery here, just an inside panoramic viewing room with windows so dirty that it is very hard to enjoy the normally excellent views

Thank Pieter O
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