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Abbey Tower of Long John (Abdijtoren de Lange Jan)

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What a view

After climbing the Lange Jan you have a beautiful view on Walcheren. You can see Sou(th)burg as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
francien2015
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Another iconic and tallest tower of Middleburg

Abbey tower is tallest tower in all of zeeland and is iconic since has great history involved to... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
AmitChanda29
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After climbing the Lange Jan you have a beautiful view on Walcheren. You can see Sou(th)burg as well as Domburg and the lay out of old middelburg

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank francien2015
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Abbey tower is tallest tower in all of zeeland and is iconic since has great history involved to it. Built in 15th century tower was damaged during world war and been re constructed again as it was. Tower architecture is truly iconic and location is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AmitChanda29
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

I nearly died of exhaustion getting up there. But once you get up there the view is breathtaking. Its so high up you can see for miles of entire Middelburg. Don't miss. Ah Europe ❤️ The tower is beautiful from outside too.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CyriacJ4
Reviewed 24 July 2018

When going up many many stair you will appear on the top with excellent views around. So don't forget to bring camera and pay entrance fee and go to the top. The only bad thing - they have bars on windows

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kolrina
Reviewed 28 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank nicolecherry
Reviewed 25 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Albert V
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