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De Oldehove

Oldehoofsterkerkhof, 8933 GS Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
+31 58 233 2350
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De Oldehove is an unfinished church tower in the medieval centre of the Dutch city of Leeuwarden. It leans more than the tower of Pisa in Italy. Open for visits from mid April till end of October.
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Oldehoofsterkerkhof, 8933 GS Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

Only 183 steps to go to see the city from above. Amazing how small the city looks. The story behind the building is maybe more interesting than the building itself.

Thank CJvN
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

At €3.50 it's not pricey but not too much to see really. But it does have great views of the city. Walking the stairs is the best way to get to the top. No information on how the tilt was caused or halted so still...More

Thank cliffmate
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Fun beautiful view and touch of the past. Well worth the visit. Loved it. Please go and see for yourself

Thank Annabelweldon
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a trip as the Oldehove is open for public and less busy than Pisa. All kidding aside, they both have their charm and what i like more about the Oldehove is its natural environment. Its a tourist attraction but not disguised as one....More

Thank Gerard_expat
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Interesting story on this tower and subsequent efforts to shore it up. The canal behind holds some amazing yachts. There is a painting across the square that shows the interconnections of Europe's royals and how they all hark back to one set of ancestors.

Thank stonewithnomoss
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

We had fun at this historic spot in Leeuwarden. It wasn't expensive and the docent was friendly. You get a great view of the city. You really feel the tilt of the building. It's a must do stop for Leeuwarden. I gave it four out...More

Thank John_O_2013A
Reviewed April 23, 2017

It was a good place to spend an hour. It's across the square from the national ceramics museum. A train station is right outside.

Thank Robert F
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

The price is just two and a half euros (for students), so it's a great price for a walk up to the top of this old church building. It has one of the best views in all of Leeuwarden. Worth a visit.

Thank Ole Petter S
Reviewed April 10, 2017

This tower is actually an unfinished church tower. If you take a close look it becomes clear that the builders have tried to straighten the tower in latter building stages which makes te tower somewhat curved. For a couple of euro's you are allowed to...More

Thank LieuweKuppens
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

In town for work and made our way through Leeuwarden on a Sunday afternoon. Located the Oldhove at the end of the shopping district. No need to go into the history of the place, see other reviews. We entered and the employees were speaking amongst...More

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