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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
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+31 118 675 450

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Both in the climb of the 207 steps and the panoramic view. With no stopping places this climb can't really be taken in phases

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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874 reviews
629 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 404 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful Abbey Tower of Long John is situated right on the centre of Middelburg and is a great place from where to view the town. It is easy to spot from anywhere in the town.

Thank Kevin F
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166 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both in the climb of the 207 steps and the panoramic view. With no stopping places this climb can't really be taken in phases

Thank E8887TZmartinp
Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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310 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great location for this tower abdij toren.city of Middelburg is great to visit and also the old buildings and lovly small shopping streets

Thank Jean-Paul D
Middelburg, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Just looking at This church tower is amazing but climbing the tower with all his small steps and toen at the top what a vieuw

Thank passion4travel928
Waarschoot, Belgium
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 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 

Thank Tomopm
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 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 

1 Thank Dutchmanohio
The Woodlands, Texas
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153 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 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.

Thank DutchTX
Hobart, Australia
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167 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 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 

Thank Cat S
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 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.

Thank maggys2016
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 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.

1 Thank KeesHaring

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