Kruittoren

Kruittoren

A view along the Kronenburgertoren in the direction of the Waal. The first thing that strikes the eye is the bastion near the Hezelpoort, and when you look further, you can see the activities in and around the Waal. People are busy on the construction of the railway bridge, which was started in 1875.

The Kronenburger- or Kruittoren is without doubt the most impressive wall tower still in existence in this country. In the past, this imposing two-storey tower could be seen from far away. The tower, which was built in 1425/26, survived several reinforcements of the wall. This is remarkable because with the advent of the cannon, high buildings with a great risk of collapsing were dangerous and were usually demolished.

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