Muslim LGBT organization rents historic tower in Amsterdam

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A Muslim foundation run entirely by volunteers and financed by donations has rented Amsterdam’s most expensive office location — the historic Montelbaanstoren.

The 16th-century canal-side tower, built in 1516 as part of the ancient defense wall of Amsterdam, has stood empty even since it was fully restored in 2007.

Unable to find a suitable renter at the advertised €9000/month rate the City has now decided to rent the tower to Secret Garden, a foundation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Muslims.

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This post was last updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 9:54 PM, Central European Time (CET)