On Lange Jan’s Neck
Board the train for an afternoon in Amersfoort. You’ll be in the compact city centre within 15 minutes and walk past the cosy shopping streets and past historic buildings and narrow canals. Climb the Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren, the city’s figurehead, for a beautiful view.
To climb the Lange Jan, as the Amersfoort citizens call this 98-meter high tower, you have to be in excellent shape. There are no less of 346 steps. If the thought already makes you tired, you can also admire the tower from a patio on the Lieve Vrouweplein. What you will be missing out on, though, is the stunning views of the city. For instance, you can see Muurhuizen, a beautiful age-old street that runs around the centre in a semi-circle. Certainly worth a visit!
nice to know
The Onze Lieve Vrouwentoren has been the cadastral centre of the Netherlands ever since the Cadastre was founded in 1832. The x-axis and y-axis are indicated in the paving stones.
|Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren|
|Adresse:||Krankeledenstraat 30, Amersfoort (Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren)|
|Open:||Monday from 11.00 to 17.30, Tuesday through Friday from 10.00 to 17.30, Saturday from 10.00 to 16.00, April through October also on Sunday from 10.00 to 16.00; climbing the tower March through September daily at 14.00, Saturday also at 12.30|
|Entrance fee:||climbing the tower € 5 (adults), € 4.00 (up to 12 years old)|