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Weeping Tower (Schreierstoren)

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Address: Prins Hendrikkade 94-5, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 00204288291
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Great view, small choice for dinner

I went here for dinner with my girlfriend and they only have like 4 courses for dinner. The food that they serve is wonderful though, but I would not recommend this place of you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Gouda, The Netherlands
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Gouda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I went here for dinner with my girlfriend and they only have like 4 courses for dinner. The food that they serve is wonderful though, but I would not recommend this place of you are looking for a place to have a luxury dinner. The view however is amazing. We were sitting in the back (see picture) and it offered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This tower is part of the original medieval wall that surrounded Amsterdam. Just minutes from Central Station, it's very easy to find and get to. Right on a canal, the photo ops are tremendous. Pro tip - occupied by a café where you can enjoy a beer.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We ate in the cafe here 3 times ...... brilliant simple snacks and on a sunny day so lovely to sit outside overlooking the water. Beautiful building. Very close to the station so if you are nearby and a little hungry its worth popping in before you go into the main areas.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The weeping tower is a small, historic site that is close to the waterfront in Amsterdam. The lower level has a bar which you an enjoy a nice "Jenever and Tonic" while enjoying the beautiful scenery on a warm summer's day. Not worth spending too much time here though!

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Close to the train station. Unique building with a lot of character. Had lunch there two times and was very satisfied both times. There are several tourist places nearby that serve lunches but this place is more interesting.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This beautiful building is right across from Centraal Station a five minute walk away. It is the oldest tower in Amsterdam and well worth a photograph.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Now a Cafe but worth a quick visit for a nice photo. Stop for a cup of tea maybe? Easy to walk to and not far from Centraal Station

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This historic attraction is now a small cafe that does close early, but it is worth the effort to go in the afternoon for a drink on the back patio/deck overlooking the canal. We did not have any food, but enjoyed our beers while taking in the view and waving to the drunk Dutch cruising the canal in their small... More 

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Dundee, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Lovely building rich in history and worth having a quick tour of although the inside is simply a standard café now however, I do love old buildings still being in use! So many beautiful buildings just get demolished and rebuild over but this one will hopefully last forever!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

No doubt it has a rich history and its worth a few minutes detour on a tour of the area. Inside is a standard cafe bar but at least it does mean that the building is being preserved.

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To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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