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Address: Sint Bernardusstraat 24b, 6211 HL Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Back to the medieval times

This is the only city gate dating back to the 1200s that survived hisitory. Together with the whole surrounding area it's definiteky worth an hour of your time - if you are... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
PatrickMerlevede
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Eeklo, Belgium
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In your tour of the city centre, you'll almost surely end up here, at the oldest city gate in Maastricht. A real piece of history, worth to be seen as well as its beautiful surroundings - first of all, the Stadpark (or City Park).

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 676 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is an old gate that led to the city. On one side there is still the old city walls. This gate is wonderfully preserved. Nice to check out on your walk around town.

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Thank lucycan
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Beautiful medieval gate and old city entrance, the only one still remaining in Netherlands. Very well preserved remainings of Roman and medieval times in western Europe.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Well worth the walk around the city wall to see this enormous ancient gate. Try to follow one of the city walks from here and there is plenty to see.

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Eeklo, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is the only city gate dating back to the 1200s that survived hisitory. Together with the whole surrounding area it's definiteky worth an hour of your time - if you are interested in history and the weather is nice, it's ideal to do in the morning, before museums open

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Cusco, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Started in the 13th century, we learned that this massive tower complex was used to separate people infected with the plague. Also, it was used to house prisoners. Impressive stonework.

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Brisbane, Australia
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Enjoyed a pleasant walk around the old town following the city walls of which the Helpoort is part. By itself, probably not worth a visit but as part of a wider wander, it is a point of interest

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We visited this purely because it is the oldest gate. Apart from being nice to see it has very little else going for it.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

One of the many old buildings in Holland in the province of Maastricht. Helpoort, or Hell's Gate, is the oldest city gate in the country built in 1229. It now houses a museum dedicated to the history of Maastricht's fortifications.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is part of the Historic wall the surrounds the city in parts, when you are reading the brochures that tell the story, it is fantastic.

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