National Geographic : 1939 Apr
0 Photograph by Wilhelm Tobien AMSTERDAM HARBOR: FROM ITS OLD c"WEEPERS' TOWER" ANXIOUS EYES WATCHED THE DEPARTURE OFTHE "HALF MOON" IN1609 Erected long before Hudson's day, the squat Schreyerstoren (Criers' or Weepers' Tower) takes its mournful name from thetears that were shed when the time for parting came and little ships sailed away for dangerous seas. With conical roof, it stands at the water's edgenear thecenter. Beyond rise thedome and twin towers of the Church of St. Nicholas. At the far right is the Central Station, so heavy that when under construction itpartly subsided onitspilefoundation.