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Martinitoren, Groningen

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The Martinitoren (Dutch pronunciation: [mɑrˈtinitoːrə(n)]; Martini or St. Martin's Tower) is the tallest church steeple in the city of Groningen, Netherlands, and the bell tower of the Martinikerk.
The tower is located at the north-eastern corner of the Grote Markt (Main Market Square). It contains a brick spiral staircase consisting of 260 steps, and the carillon within the tower contains 62 bells. The tower is one of the main tourist attractions of Groningen and offers a view over the city and surrounding area. The front of the tower shows three pictures above the entrance: the blind poet Bernlef, Saint Martinus and Rudolf Agricola. All three are men are linked to the history of Groningen. The tower is tilting about 0.6 m, according to reports the tower has a foundation of only three metres deep. The citizens of Groningen call their tower d'Olle Grieze, meaning the old grey one in the local dialect.
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  • More contol as to how many visitors are vieuwing it at the same time. ...And it shoild be stated that it is not suitable for minder valide people or small children . 
    More contol as to how many visitors are vieuwing it at the same time. ...And it shoild be stated that it is not suitable for minder valide people or small children .  more »
  • The Martinitoren is a prominent building in Groningen and has a rich history. The church is beautiful. I tried going inside but the doors were closed so I couldn't figure out the opening hours to... 
    The Martinitoren is a prominent building in Groningen and has a rich history. The church is beautiful. I tried going inside but the doors were closed so I couldn't figure out the opening hours to...  more »
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  • It was a nice place to see the views of Groningen, however I read the information on the website that there will be a tour guide but there was none. Also, being there on Saturday, I couldn't enter the church.
  • Great building as a landmark. Beautiful design. Nice surroundings. Easy to access. At the city center. Direction point as it is the highest tower in town.

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