History

Where does the name 'Weepingtower' come from?

The story goes that the name is derived from the word weep or cry. Not surprising because many from the tower of their beloved child to wave goodbye, probably never come back to see them. The façade is even a stone from 1569 showing a crying woman. However, the grieving Virgin refers to the plight of the city in 1569 , just before the 80-year war . The name is , however, a corruption of the word SCHRAYHOUCK , which acute angle means is an indication of the angle at which the tower relative to the OZKolk and the PHkade state .
Memorial stone in honor of Henry Hudson in 1609 with his ship 'De Halve Maen ' from Schreierstoren left to discover . Nieuw Amsterdam ( New York) Memorial stone in honor of the 1st shipping to the East Indies . In 1595 conduct led the Compagnie van Verre , four ships to accumulate wealth. In 1597 they returned penniless and without a ship back.
Nieuw Amsterdam ( New York) Memorial stone in honor of the 1st shipping to the East Indies . In 1595 conduct led the Compagnie van Verre , four ships to accumulate wealth. In 1597 they returned penniless and without a ship back.
Memorial stone of a weeping lady with ship and old writings: 'Schrayer Houck&' aka Sharp Corner..
 
 
Below you will find a few video's about the Weepingtower: