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Weeping Tower (Schreierstoren)

Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Address: Prins Hendrikkade 94/5, 1012 AE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Hong Kong, China
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815 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gate itself was located near to the waterfront and Centraal Station. The story behind this original stone gate was that those sailors while set sail to other areas in the past would say farewell to their wives here. In many occasons, many could not return due to war or bad weather etc. Thus the sailors wives would weep here... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This gate is one of the originals to the city. We like to take a canal cruise to see it, thus avoiding the crowds. We wonder how many millions of people have passed through since it was built.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

SCHREIERSTOREN was originally part of the medieval city wall of Amsterdam. It was built as a defence tower in 1481. I visited in early October 2016 and the best time to get a good picture is about 10am when the morning sun (from the easterly direction) throws beautiful light on the tower's eastern side. But of course a clear nice... More 

Thank MatthewLiew
Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

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!

Thank Kevin F
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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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

Thank Lovemyfood92
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
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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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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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.

Thank gbhb
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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

Thank Michael H

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