The city of Amersfoort has a well-preserved and protected medieval centre. This is the "Onze-Lieve-Vrouwentoren" ( The Tower of Our Lady), one of the tallest medieval church towers in the Netherlands at 98 metres (322 ft). The construction of the tower and the church was started in 1444. The church was destroyed by a gunpowder explosion in 1787, but the tower survived. The nickname of the tower is "Lange Jan" (Long John).
One of the medieval houses around the church square.
A house with a typical stepped-gable from 1602
The tower is by its length visible everywhere in the city.
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