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Abbey Tower of Long John (Abdijtoren de Lange Jan)

Onder de Toren 1, 4330 Middelburg, The Netherlands
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Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Middelburg
Type: Architectural Buildings
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

207 steps up and down. Unfortunately, you can only reach a closed platform. The highest top is closed. The view is worth the climb.

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Snellville, Georgia
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Visited on my trip thru Holland. Very beautiful brickwork, lead glass windows, cobblestone roadways.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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97 reviews 97 reviews
38 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

As others have mentioned, you only get to go about half-way up the tower and the windowed room at the top of the stairs is a disappointment... But the views are pretty good... For a 10 from 10 tower go to Dordrecht....

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Great views, but we were not able to go outside at the top like we hoped. Also, there is only one claustrophobic stairs for up & down, quite difficult if it is busy.

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Roskilde, Denmark
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15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The Lange Jan (Long John) Abbey Tower in Middelburg is the crown of the Abbey and the old center of town. The tower is visible from most of the town, so it's natural that people want to climb it and see the lovely town and the surrounding countryside from above. It's 207 steps up to the viewing gallery, and they... More

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Oost-Souburg
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Everywhere in Middelburg you see this lovely tower and climbing it is rewarde with a beautiful view.

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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

After visiting the abbey, I decided I needed to see the tower. I am afraid of heights, but I am very glad I climbed the tower. The views were fantastic, and it was wonderful seeing the city from on high. The trip down, was well slightly terrifying for me. There is only a rope to hold onto and the stairwell... More

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Prague
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

View from top is beautiful, but seems to me that for money we paid for entrance I would expect possibility to take photographs from open windows.

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Foshan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2010

We were having a beer in the square when we noticed the entrance to this tower. As we had cycled about 40km that day we did not feel up to it then and there, but were waiting at 10am the next morning when it opened. We were not disappointed. The tower is very picturesque and chimes every 15 mins. On... More

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