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Kongelig Toldkammer & Toldbodsplads

Strandvejen 1, Aalborg 9000, Denmark
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Nice Square by the Pier

Architecture of this building is very nice and has a water fountain right next to it that spouts... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Sue M
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Williamsburg, Virginia
Nice Spot if fountains are playing

Next to waterfront of Aalborg, great spot to enjoy the city. I did not get to see the fountains... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Chaitanya S
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Whitby, Canada
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The Royal Duty Chamber in Aalborg was designed by architect Hack Kampmann and built in 1902. Among other buildings, Hack Kampmann was also the architect behind Marselisborg castle, the theatre in Aarhus and the police station in Copenhagen. In recent years, the Royal Taxhouse has gone through a great restoration and today the building appears as it originally did. In 2006, the building was awarded a prize by the municipality for the beautiful and extensive restoration of one of the old and valuable buildings in Aalborg. The building is an example of the Danish romantic style with motives from the renaissance. Among other details, the style is seen in the symmetrical facade with the stately stairs. Furthermore, many unique details can be seen in the masonry and the eaves. The exact place itself is also historical, as this was the outlet of the old "Osterå", which was dug out to make it easier for ships to sail up from the Limfjord and trade. This was the reason why the Royal Duty Chamber was perfectly situated to welcome ships that wished to trade in Aalborg. Just outside The Royal Toll Chamber at Toldbodsplads is Denmarks first musical fountain, which opened in 2007. Every day during the summer until week 42, people in Aalborg can enjoy this beautiful fountain which throws water in the air at different levels. Four times a day - at 12, 15, 18 and 21 - you will hear an overture from Georg Friedrich Händels Water Music coming from the fountain. This music will play in around 3 minutes.
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1 Jun 2018
“Nice Square by the Pier”
5 Oct 2017
“Musical fountains (4 times a day)”
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Strandvejen 1, Aalborg 9000, Denmark
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Architecture of this building is very nice and has a water fountain right next to it that spouts water several times during the day. It is right on the waterfront and next to where we were docked in Aalborg.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Next to waterfront of Aalborg, great spot to enjoy the city. I did not get to see the fountains playing, but would be great spots during spring to sit and enjoy the beautiful waterfront view and enjoy the shopping and cafes nearby.

Thank Chaitanya S
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We passed here on our tour. I’m sure the fountains are lovely when they’re playing with music but they’re otherwise fairly boring. Probably a nice place to sit on a warm day though.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I went were just for the fountain and was dissapointed: the middle of May and it is not working! It's a pity, because it looked so great in the pictures. Apart from the fountain, it is just a big square. I have noticed one restaurant...More

Thank Aušrinė J
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

If timed right, for 3 minutes (4X a day) the fountains play music from Handel. The rest of the time, it is an inviting for children to play in the water while the rest of us sit back and enjoy the scenery. This is a...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I was here alone. And as I have two children it was not hard to imagine that it would be a fantastic playground for them. Yep it wasn't a fountain season yet and hope to come back to see how it is with water and...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Exactly opposite waterfront. Place is awesome in the evening. One can enjoy drinks sitting at this place.All cafes are nearby

Thank pritin2017
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Kids are allowed to dip their toes in the fountains :-) From here you can easily walk to the fjord and to the shopping streets.

Thank Karina H
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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

These pyramids of circles jet water at varying speeds and patterns. Being located on the town square means that you Can eat and drink while your kids play. It was interesting that a lot of the locals did the same with their kids as well....More

Thank MDowning1973
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

This square is a nice place to take a walk or to seat on a bench during a sunny day. The place is waterfront and it is very relaxing; during warm days, the fountains sprinkle water at different speeds.

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