Thursday, 26 August 2010


You could be mistaken in thinking this is a church tower. But it's not. It is in fact a (former) watertower. We call it the Poldertoren. It's octagonal and it's the result of a contest for architects. This design won and was subsequently built. Right at the top there is a 'carillion' or Glockenspiel, which is not solely for churches in the Netherlands.

Nowadays it houses the Information office and a restaurant. And you climb to the top to see the view (which I have yet to do).


  1. Wow! That is the coolest water tower I've ever seen! They don't look like that around here. Our watertowers look like...water towers! I'd rather have that one in my neighborhood.

  2. Help me please. After all these months, I still don't get it. What is 'NOP' and why the numbers after them?

  3. How lovely! Does the glockenspiel play a tune?

    I'm now going to wait patiently for the blog post with the pictures you're going to take from the top for us. ;)

  4. see? You all have way better architecture than we do. much more interesting

  5. Thank you for the tour. You should go on top and see the view. It is a beautiful water tower. The only pretty one I can think of in the US is in downtown Chicago.


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