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Montelbaans Tower (Montelbaanstoren)

4.5/5
28 Reviews
Ancient Pagoda
Liked by 1
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Oude Schans 2, 1011 KX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Official website: http://www.amsterdam.nl/
Phone: +31 14 020

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The Tower of Tears, Montelbaanstoren, one of the landmarks of Amsterdam, is precisely one of the historic landmarks, located on the Oudeschans Old Canal. Therefore, we must be old and old; with tears, it seems to be vast. The tower of tears is not in the shape of teardrops, but in the shape of a spire. The legend was once a lighthouse, which is not true. Legend has it that a woman waited for her husband to go on a voyage. After waiting for decades, the woman turned into a lighthouse, the Tower of Tears. The legend of the incarnation is poignant, but inaccurate. The Tower of Tears was built in 1516 as a part of the Amsterdam city wall. It is a watchtower to protect the city and the port. The upper part of the tower was expanded in 1606 and the spire was added to form a tower with a height of 48 meters. From the 17th to the 18th centuries, a fleet of ships belonging to the Dutch East India Company set sail beside the Tower of Tears. According to legend, the people who went to the sea and the family members who saw off the ship were reluctant to part with tears, so the tower was named the Tower of Tears. Reluctant to give up tears to name the legend of the nearby tower name, believe it. However, we are more willing to believe in those ancient legends and myths, as long as they are sad enough, beautiful enough, enough to add fun or strength to us, and even we are willing to worship. We have always been doubtful affirming things or ideas that we have identified, but we have always denied things or ideas that we have already denied. Just like the inheritance of biological genes, inheritance is basic and nearly complete; mutations are rare, and it is even rarer for mutations to succeed and be inherited. In fact, from the point of view of the theory of evolution, the real factors that form and promote human progress include the struggle and cooperation between heredity and mutation. On the other hand, his hero and my enemy Ju are also ordinary thinking. For example, the East India Company mentioned above is a hero in Western history, but a symbolic role of colonialism in the Eastern context. However, human tears are the same. The legend of the tower is essentially accessible. Our final choice is either to seek common ground despite differences. Or, in addition to tears, tears. Those who laugh on the tower are always those who are tall... far away...

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