Plompe Tower - Monument
The Plompe Tower (or Plompetoren), located on the Oosterschelde near Burgh-Haamstede, is an impressive monument full of history and natural beauty. This tower is the only remaining relic of the submerged village of Koudekerke on Schouwen-Duiveland.
What can you expect at the Plompe Tower?
- A Rich History: The 23-meter-high tower dates back to the 15th century and was once part of a church built by Lodewijk van Gruuthuse. It is the sole remnant of the village of Koudekerke, which disappeared beneath the waves of the Oosterschelde.
- Unique Location: Situated just inland, the Plompe Tower is part of the dike profile of the Oosterscheldedijk, giving it a special place in the landscape.
- Stunning View: The tower offers breathtaking views of the Oosterschelde National Park, the expansive polders, and the North Sea.
- Nature and Culture: The tower and its surroundings are rich in local flora and fauna, and history is kept alive through exhibitions and stories.
- Navigation Beacon: Once, the tower served as a navigation beacon for the busy shipping route to Antwerp, a reminder of its strategic location on the Oosterschelde.
- Name: Plompe Tower
- Construction Year: 1468
- National Monument: Since 1967
- Open to the Public: Yes, as a lookout tower.
Managed by Natuurmonumenten
Since 1997, the Plompe Tower has been managed by Vereniging Natuurmonumenten and is a popular tourist attraction and lookout tower. Visit the Plompe Tower for a unique combination of history, nature, and breathtaking views.