Munttoren Tower Overview

A beautiful tourist attraction of Amsterdam, the Munttoren is a medieval-era tower that once was a part of the old city walls. Situated near the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Amsterdam’s Canal Ring, the Mint Tower as it is commonly known, underwent renovation in the seventeenth-century Amsterdam Renaissance style. Today, the tower has 38 bells that chime every fifteen minutes and attract tourists.

Explore a lesser-known historical wonder of Amsterdam as you admire the medieval-era Munttoren.Located near the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Grachtengordel or Canal Ring of Amsterdam, Munttoren or Mint Tower was once a guard tower of the Regulierspoort, which had a gate and a tower on each side. Constructed in the 1480s, the Munttoren is among the surviving remnants of the medieval city wall and is the dominating feature of the Muntsquare in the Europe tour. Renowned among tourists as the Mint Tower, Munttoren got the distinction as it was used in the seventeenth century to mint coins.

Destroyed in a fire in the seventeenth century, the Munttoren was rebuilt in the stunning Amsterdam Renaissance design sometime around 1620. The structure today stands with an intricate spire and a carillon that has 38 bells, which chime every fifteen minutes. Click some Instagram-worthy pictures as you admire the medieval architecture of the massive tower with your loved ones. Some of the major attractions to enjoy when visiting the Munttoren is the Anne Frank House, some beautifully assorted independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market.

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