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Weeping Tower (Schreierstoren)

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Address: Prins Hendrikkade 94/5, 1012 AE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 00204288291
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Stop on canal tour

Nice sight and it got its name as ladies would cry and wave their gentleman off.Only saw as on our canal trip

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guide said that it was one of the original city gates. That is amazing. And to think all the people that passed through the gates during it's time, well that is amazing. It even looks to still be in good shape.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historical building was originally one of the gates to the city. WE much prefer to see it from a canal boat to avoid being pushed and shoved by the crowds. Although in November there were not as many as in July!

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Nice sight and it got its name as ladies would cry and wave their gentleman off.Only saw as on our canal trip

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stop here for Picture only and this building is part of old Amsterdam. looks really big and there is a restaurant here which serves beer. Very Old majestic Historical building.

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This place is close to Amsterdam central station, and part of old amsterdam city. This use to be part of the outer wall of Amsterdam, no longer. The tower itself is not interesting in terms of architecture, but the story is. This is said to be where the sailors wives bade farewell to their husbands, hence the name weeping tower.... More 

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Inverness, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Stopped by here several times for a beer or something to eat. Essentially a pub with a limited menu (tasty enough!), this is a welcome halt on hot days, whether sitting inside in the cool or out on the terrace. Staff are excellent; laid back, friendly and chatty. A place to wind down and take five.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

nachos sucked. what place doesnt put cheese on nachos. tasted like stale crisps. Drinks are good value though and the view is nice

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The food is terrible. We are both spending our last evening in the city lying in bed trying not to vomit. He had the burger (cheap, frozen and deep fried with a sad looking bun). I had fries which were crispy, hard and filled with oil. We've both felt ill soon after leaving.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We saw this building for the second time on our recent visit. This time it was from a canal boat trip which gave a vastly diferent view than seeing it on foot. It used to be one of the gates to the city.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The building itself is not exactly impressive, even though it is a nice semi-round tower that used to be one gate of the city. However the stories about the name and the controversy about it makes it an interesting site to see. You can learn about it in most boat tours because they pass by it.

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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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