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Gerbrandy Tower - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

De Gerbrandytoren, 3401 IJsselstein, Netherlands

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About Gerbrandy Tower

The Gerbrandy Tower is a tower which was built in 1961used for directional radio services and for FM and TV broadcasting. It is named after Peter Gerbrandy, prime minister of the Netherlands. It is the tallest broadcasting tower in the Netherlands. More impressive, though, is what the tower becomes during the holiday season. Every year around Christmas, workers turn this 366.8-meter-tall tower into the world’s tallest Christmas tree.

Attractions Near Gerbrandy Tower

IJsselstein Castle
IJsselstein Castle2.41km from Gerbrandy Tower

IJsselstein Castle is located in the center of the town of the same name IJsselstein in the province of Utrecht . The castle was mentioned as early as 1144. The castle was demolished in 1418, with the approval of Jacoba van Beieren , to be rebuilt in 1427. The most famous inhabitants of the castle came from the Van Amstel family . They founded the place IJsselstein from the castle around 1300 and they called themselves Van IJsselstein ever since .

Museum Warsenhoeck
Museum Warsenhoeck2.5km from Gerbrandy Tower

Museum Warsenhoeck has been located in the Geinoord 11 farm in Nieuwegein since 1990 . The museum is managed and operated by the Nieuwegein Historical Circle. The museum is dedicated to the cultural history of Nieuwegein, the former municipalities of Jutphaas , Vreeswijk and the medieval city of Geyne.

Museum Vreeswijk
Museum Vreeswijk3.1km from Gerbrandy Tower

Museumwerf Vreeswijk is the continuation of the former Shipyard Buitenweg in the former independent village of Vreeswijk , in the current municipality of Nieuwegein in the province of Utrecht . The museum's "working yard" focuses on the restoration, repair and maintenance of old barges. The museum has an interior section where the history of the shipyard and inland shipping is displayed and where an impression of inland navigation life is given.

Stedelijk Museum Vianen
Stedelijk Museum Vianen3.31km from Gerbrandy Tower

The Stedelijk Museum is housed in a Roman Catholic clandestine church dating from the 17th century . The church functioned as a secret church for about 150 years. Today the hidden church is a monumental building. The collection of the museum is owned by the municipality and not by the museum itself, small art meetings are often held in the upper room. The Tourist Information Agency is housed in the Stedelijk Museum.

Kasteel Rijnhuizen
Kasteel Rijnhuizen4.31km from Gerbrandy Tower

A majestic castle and estate in the Utrecht municipality of Nieuwegein. Here you have the opportunity to experience the most beautiful day of your life in an atmospheric, romantic environment.

Sluis- en stuwcomplex Hagestein
Sluis- en stuwcomplex Hagestein6km from Gerbrandy Tower

The Hagestein weir and lock complex is located in the Lek near the village of Hagestein in the municipality of Vijfheerenlanden , in the Dutch province of Utrecht . It consists of a weir and a lock. The complex was completed in 1960 . The complex is similar to that at Driel and that at Amerongen . With these three weirs together, a large part of the water management in the Netherlands can be regulated.

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Discover More Attractions in Utrecht, Where Gerbrandy Tower Is Located

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Utrecht is a province of the Netherlands. It is located in the centre of the country. It is home to a number of nature preserves, castles and bustling cities. With the region having such a rich and long history, there are many old cities and ancient buildings to explore. The city of Utrecht features a historic center with an old cathedral tower that dates back to the Middle Ages.