Montelbaanstoren

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Montelbaanstoren is a tower on bank of the canal Oudeschans. The original tower was built in 1516 for the purpose of defending the city. The top half, designed by Hendrick de Keyser, was extended to its current, decorative form in 1606.

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Founded: 1516
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands

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Mantas Centurione (9 months ago)
Old nice tower
patrick boursiquot (10 months ago)
Amsterdam slower pace then Paris and London. Is it a must? if you have the time yes. Great experience
F. Nobels (13 months ago)
Beautiful tower next to the canal.
Mike Sp (2 years ago)
Nice building. At the light festival season from December till January very nice nightlight. Even more impressive with the view from the water
Marc Remus (2 years ago)
Beautiful fortification tower built in 1516. 100 years later the tower was no longer used for its original function and a turret with a clock was added by architect Henrick de Keyser. The tower is called Malle Jaap which means "Dumb Jaap" in Dutch. It refers to the fact that the bell of the tower and the clock never worked in unison.
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