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“A 6 out of 10 tower” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Abbey Tower of Long John (Abdijtoren de Lange Jan)

Abbey Tower of Long John (Abdijtoren de Lange Jan)
Onder de Toren 1, 4330 Middelburg, The Netherlands
011/867-54-50
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Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Middelburg
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A 6 out of 10 tower”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

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....

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Massive and impressive construction, with some interesting organs - you can also walk into the monks' herb garden which is fragrant and peaceful. Its an impossively huge site as it used to also be a monestery, and houses the Zeeuse Museum out through the courtyard.

Visited August 2013
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Maarssen, The Netherlands
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“Middelburg Abbey worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Middelburg Abbey worth a visit. Has a good medieval atmosphere nice courtyard and a museum which you can visit for an hour or two.

Visited June 2013
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Middelburg, The Netherlands
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“Nice historical place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

The historical Abbey of Middelburg (1100 AC) is located in the city centre and is used for relaxing, music concerts, museum and other city activities. The atmosphere is nice and relaxed with a historical background. Every year there are two music festivals located in the square of the Abbey namely Jazz Festival Middelburg and the Zeeland Nazomer Festival. There is no better place to listen to music and enjoy a drink or two.

Visited September 2012
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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“Lange Jan tower”
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.

Visited August 2012
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