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De Oldehove

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De Oldehove is an unfinished church tower in the medieval centre of the Dutch city of Leeuwarden. It leans more than the tower of Pisa in Italy. Open for visits from mid April till end of October.
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Oldehoofsterkerkhof, 8933 GS Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
+31 58 233 2350
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All reviews nice view leaning tower worth the climb interesting building worth a visit pisa tower half way stairs leaned symbol tilt builders square city history piza church
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Originally intendevto becomebthe highest church tower in the Neterlands, the builders soon experiences the difference in the undeground; part soft, part solid. Almost from the beginning the tower startec to tilt. The architect tried to adapt the construction, but to no avail. The tower never...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank helmichj
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Nice view over Leeuwarden from old tower. Refreshing, up in the air with this amazing landscape. Once down again don't forget to look for Het Gitaarthuis in town. A very nice atelier with paintings and guitars and a great host. The adres is Herenwaltje 10

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rutger v
Reviewed 21 October 2018

De Oldehove can be termed 'The leaning tower of Leeuwarden'. The tower, though not spectacular, is still quite an interesting site to see. I believe you have the option of getting to the top for a small fee. Worth a visit if in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Interesting visit. Definitely a sight to see! The “piza” of Leeuwarden! The courteous taxi took us right to the place and the view is atonishing, how natire took its coure and decided the outcome!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tandabantu2015
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

It's not a huge tower and it is not an elegant tower like the tower of Pisa, but it is still worth a visit nonetheless!. This is the leaning tower of the North! And as the church of which the tower once was a part...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ronald_jelle
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Striking from the square but a long climb up to the top good view of surrounding area. If your in the town make sure you how up

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank thepatricks_2
Reviewed 14 August 2018

A fabulous and interesting building with an amazing story behind it. Lots of steps to get to the top but so well worth the effort. Great views over Leeuwarden and the surrounding countryside.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mareeand M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

There is a short movie halfway to rest, but the view worth the climb to the top, where you can look around at every direction. And there was even a glass rampart. A great place for selfies.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fbo7
Reviewed 6 August 2018

It is worth a visit where one can see the whole of Leeuwarden from the top. Also its incliness is an attraction by itself. the staff there are really helpful and they can give an explanation of the history ot the tower.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Just like in Pisa this tower started leaning over during the built. It was the straightened by the builders. However that didn;t change enough.. So they stopped.

Date of experience: July 2018
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