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De Oldehove

Oldehoofsterkerkhof, 8933 GS Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
+31 58 233 2350
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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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good52%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice view” (6 reviews)
“leaning tower” (15 reviews)
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Oldehoofsterkerkhof, 8933 GS Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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"nice view"
in 6 reviews
"leaning tower"
in 15 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 3 reviews
"unfinished church"
in 2 reviews
"by foot"
in 2 reviews
"pisa tower"
in 2 reviews
"half way"
in 2 reviews
"historical information"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 2 reviews
"stairs"
in 11 reviews
"symbol"
in 5 reviews
"leaned"
in 8 reviews
"elevator"
in 4 reviews
"square"
in 5 reviews
"tilt"
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"city"
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"builders"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank francien2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing special, leaning tower, symbol of Leeuwarden so you have to see it, but if you walk in town you cannot miss it.

Thank Chrilanda N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tower which leans off balance than the leaning tour of Pizza. Walking up the stairs you can feel then slope of the tour. A funny sensation. Half way you can rest and sit infront of a window. We were lucky that day there was...More

Thank aebouma
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

You need to come and take a photo of this leaning tower and maybe climb up to the top for a view. At the end of a big square with lots of cultural institutions around.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

I don't know why but I was very excited to see this building. Maybe because it leans more than the Pisa and I found that exciting. There is also a nice place to sit and take pictures. I didn't go inside but the outside is...More

Thank Adrienne L
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Our family of 6 was pleased to see the leaning tower of Leeuwarden, so to speak. Amazing structure! Our host, in Surhuizum (city close to many popular cities to visit), said Leeuwarden was a beautiful place, and he was right! We also did cheese tasting...More

Thank MyInterestingTrip
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Must do in Leeuwarden. oversees the central square. The staff at the tower are super friendly and make an effort to tell you about the tower and its history. The walk up is via a narrow, winding set of stairs (like all towers). The view...More

Thank Krishna R
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

The entire town of Leeuwarden was clean, friendly and visually appealing. Very easy to navigate, we explored this old building with ease. How interesting to see it leaning, and explore it’s high top.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

If you travel to Leeuwarden start your visit at the Oldehove. You get fantastic views and first impressions of the town. Additionally the tower's history is quite interesting. If it is your first visit on the roof, take a map with you to orientate the...More

Thank La P
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

This leaning tower is a must-do in Leeuwarden. It´s so freaky to see how it leans. It´s not that expensive (for students it´s even 1 euro less) and after you climbed the 120 stairs (the winding staircase was pretty scary if you ask me) you...More

Thank Seyamaila P
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