Oudeschans and Montelbaanstower

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Gert Lucas

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The Oudeschans is a street located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is located in the Eastern part of the city. The Oudeschans is a quiet street, mostly residential, and houses the Montelbaanstoren.

The Montelbaanstoren is a 16th-century tower originally part of the city's fortifications and it's considered a well-known landmark in the city. The tower was built in 1516, as part of the city's defense system, and it's one of the oldest remaining towers in Amsterdam.

The Montelbaanstoren was used for various purposes throughout its history, such as a guard tower, a fire watchtower and a prison. Nowadays, it's a protected monument and it's open to the public. The tower offers a great view of the city and the river IJ.

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