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Beautiful old city gate

Very nice spot to watch boats go by on a warm day... You can have a drink or more in the... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Fabulous views of the water and boats

De Zijlpoort and its small neigbouring harbour are among the most pitoresk views of Leiden. Located... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2016
Ping C
Leiden, The Netherlands
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13 Jul 2017
“Beautiful old city gate”
5 Aug 2016
“Fabulous views of the water and boats”
Zijlpoort, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Very nice spot to watch boats go by on a warm day... You can have a drink or more in the restaurant, which serves mostly sea food.

Thank AR2006
Reviewed 5 August 2016

De Zijlpoort and its small neigbouring harbour are among the most pitoresk views of Leiden. Located on the outskirts of the city's center, it's a calm and quiet place, perfect for a chill-out. Check out the pretty recent addition to the hospitality business, the cafe...More

Thank Ping C
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Nice locations and the view is worth all the steps up ( Lift not working) . The Bistro under and next to the poort are friendly and help-full.

Thank Walrus05
Reviewed 23 May 2016

One of two remaining gates in the city's old walls (there used to be ~ a dozen), the Zijlpoort is in an interesting and less touristed part of town. Well worth the walk to see the small adjoining harbor, the gate's architecture, and the surrounding...More

Thank LMOverby
Reviewed 10 February 2016

If you fancy a walk along the unbeaten path, consider this asyour destination. The gate is still i use as one of the busiest cycle entrances to the city centre. Inside you'll find a nice (fish) restaurant which serves coffee on it's terrace in summer....More

Thank wardtmar
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Leiden is a beautiful old city, situated between Den Haag and Amsterdam. It is also called museum city: it has 14 museums...to name a couple: National Museum of Antiquities - Naturalis - Boerhave - National Museum of Ethnology...it has one of the oldest universities in...More

1  Thank Joan K
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Here you can nicely sit outside without too many people passing by, really relaxed setting allong the water. I always go there for the dim sum

1  Thank DL D
Reviewed 7 January 2014

This is the biggest of the city gates in Leiden, It is well restored and next to it is a cafe/ restaurant where you can drink something. What makes this location nice, is that there is green around and a lot of water, so a...More

1  Thank Ronald_jelle
Reviewed 24 June 2013

This is one of the best locations in town particularly on a sunny day when you can sit outside on the terrace overlooking the water. It is more than plesant to watch the boats pass by. The food, however, was a little disappointing and definitely...More

3  Thank CJWG
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