Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren (Tower of Our Lady)
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Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren (Tower of Our Lady) - Amersfoort

N 52.1553378 / E 5.3872662

The centrepiece of Amersfoort is the Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren (Tower of Our Lady). It is 98 metres high, making it the third highest late-medieval tower in the Netherlands. Its nickname is also Lange Jan. After a construction period of about 50 years, the tower was completed in 1500. It symbolises the Mother of God. The tower is extended with a corner turret, which symbolises the Christ Child.

You can see the high tower from every corner of the city, but with its hundred bells - including seven ringing bells- you can also hear it from every corner! At the foot is the Lieve Vrouwekerkhof: a cosy touristic square where many city activities are on offer. For example, you can climb the tower here, book canal trips and city walks.

Since 2013, a pair of peregrine falcons has nested on the tower. Peregrine falcons are quite rare in the Netherlands, especially in a city centre. They return each year to incubate a nest with young.

Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren (Tower of Our Lady)

Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren (Tower of Our Lady)
Lieve Vrouwekerkhof
3811 BN Amersfoort

Contact details
T: +3133-4659412
E: info@lievevrouweplein.nl

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