Weeping Tower (Schreierstoren) in Amsterdam

Weeping Tower (Schreierstoren) Overview

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The Schreierstoren, or the Weeping Tower, is what remains of Amsterdam’s stone city wall from the medieval (1485) era. This was the place from where Henry Hudson had set sail on his journey to discover Northern America and where the sailors’ wives were weeping to see them depart. This is the reason why the landmark has also often been referred to as the Weeping Tower. A plaque commemorating Henry Hudson’s departure can be found outside the Tower.

Today, the Schreierstoren is home to a small café with an outdoor terrace where you can indulge in delicious snacks and beverages.

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Prins Hendrikkade 94-5, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)