Netherlands WaalseilandCanal and Montelbaanstower

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Gert Lucas

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The Waalseilandgracht is a canal located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is a part of the city's network of canals, which are a distinctive feature of Amsterdam. The canal is situated in the Eastern part of the city, in the neighborhood called Amsterdam-Noord. It is one of the lesser-known canals in Amsterdam and is not as heavily touristed as some of the other canals in the city.

The Montelbaanstoren is a tower located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is a 16th-century tower that was 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, and it's a popular spot for visitors and locals.

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