Image courtesy HET Utrechts Archief | Licence: Publiek Domein 1.0
Image courtesy HET Utrechts Archief | Licence: Publiek Domein 1.0

View of the Plompetorengracht in with the Plompetoren in the background.

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Original title

"Plompe toorn te Utrecht. binnen de stadt"

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Image courtesy HET Utrechts Archief

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Location

Plompetorengracht, Utrecht, Netherlands

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The Plompetoren was a tower that was part of the defenses of the city of Utrecht from the Middle Ages . When Utrecht started to grow strongly from the first half of the 19th century and the New Dutch Waterline was built near the city , a large part of the old fortifications of the city were demolished and the Plompetoren also experienced this fate in 1832.