Middelburg Abbey Church

Middelburg, Netherlands

The Premonstratensian abbey in Middelburg was founded in 1127. Most of the buildings were destroyed by fire in 1492 and 1568. Today there are two adjacent churches, Koorkerk and Nieuwe Kerk. The Nieuwe Kerk dates from the 16th century, with the nearby Koorkerk abbey church dating from the 14th century. The octagonal tower, known as Lange Jan (Tall John), also originally dating from the 14th century but unfortunately has burned down several times. Its 91m height dominates the city but is difficult to photograph because of the surrounding buildings.

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Founded: 1127
Category: Religious sites in Netherlands

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Pieter Cornelis (17 months ago)
De Lange Jan zelf is prachtig herbouwd na de vernieling in de Tweede Wereldoorlog. De toegangsprijs voor een beklimming is vrij hoog. Boven heb je een mooi uitzicht.
Franz z (18 months ago)
Altijd weer mooi om te komen, een echt thuis baken voor de zeeuwen.
Marcel Rebro (2 years ago)
4 eur for tower entry are wasted money
Antonino Iaria (3 years ago)
Good vistas bit is hard to go upstairs especially for children and old people. The price Is 4 € each ticket
Irene Aria (3 years ago)
Too expensive and not too much to see
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