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The 'Drommedaris', one of the 2 original fortified towers of Enkhuizen. The English tower was unfortunately demolished in 1829.

The Dromedaris (dromedary) formed part of the defenses of the VOC (dutch east india company) town. It was built as a city gate and for the defense of the port of Enkuizen.

When this was originally built the tower was not at its present height. The tower was raised during the period 1649-1658 at the end of the 80 year war (1648). The round part of the tower received its pointed roof during this period. This building has served as a prison - the upper floors were equiped with cells made of oak wood.
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  • Taken: Jan 29, 2012
  • Uploaded: Jan 29, 2012
  • Updated: Dec 4, 2016