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Abbey Tower of Long John (Abdijtoren de Lange Jan)

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Address: Onder de Toren 1, 4330 Middelburg, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 118 675 450

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Sunny view on the wide environment

A steep climb with many stairs, but not all the way to the top. We ended up almost on the top, as the last section of stairs was not available (and never is, I would think). There... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 13, 2016
Tomopm
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Waarschoot, Belgium
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Waarschoot, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

A steep climb with many stairs, but not all the way to the top. We ended up almost on the top, as the last section of stairs was not available (and never is, I would think). There was little exposition, but the most impressive thing was the view. For every window a guidance is present to show what you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Walking through Middelburg to show my son where I grew up we came across the Lange Jan and decided to go up for a quick view. The 5 Euros were well worth it. The climb up is a bit strenuous so make sure all in your party and in decent shape and not too claustrophobic for the very tight spiral... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

The view was really nice from the enclosed observation room after 207 stairs (winding and steep). However you only get to about 2/3 of the tower height, I had expected that you good go at least to one of the top outer balconies, that was a small disappointment.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Middelburg has some beautiful old buildings and the Abdij Lange Jan is no exception! The traditional architecture with attention to detail and the same coloured motifs as other buildings in the region is fabulous. The attached church is a bizarre but quite beautiful combination of old and new architecture, and the tower itself is simply very old and elegant in... More 

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016

Apart from NOT being a college, which is now unusually placed in The Stadhuis named The Roosevelt University ( part of the Utrecht University) The Abbey and its surrounding buildings reminds us of Oxford 's Abbeys and Universities in small outlay. An absolute real must to walk alround and visit, which cannot be missed.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2015

Beautiful views, forgot my bag upstairs. Considered it gone, but after a quick phone call the organ player was willing to throw it out the window.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015

Be sure to visit the herb garden. This place is lovely and the staff members are very friendly and helpful.

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london
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015

Nice attraction with stunning views giving a good prospective of Middleburg itself, well worth the effort in the climb reasonably priced.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

I was a little disappointed with this tower, but I think I might have had too high expectations. One does see, large areas of the Walcheren island from the tower.

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Goes, Zeeland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2015

Views of all great Towns/Villages in Zeeland. Vlissingen, Domburg, Veere and lots more. Not to mention the centre of Middelburg, with all it greatness, which I only recently truly discovered on my recreational stay here. As a local, who's grown up in the area (Goes), this was truly a spectacular experience! I would recommend the Abbey Tower to everyone (especially... More 

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