The Westerntower and church

westertorenOn the Pentecost day of the year 1631 the Westerntower were taken officially in use. The more than 85 meters high tower, decorated with the emperor crown of Maximiliaan of Austria (given as a thanks for the support of Amsterdam to the Austrian principality), is the most popular one in the city. In many songs sang, the tower is for many old amsterdammers the symbol for their city. In the summer months you can go inside the tower to the first balcony and enjoy the view of the city.

 

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