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Address: Sint Bernardusstraat 24b, Maastricht, The Netherlands
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A Hell's Gate...

Helpoort, or Hell's Gate is the oldest city gate in Holland. It was a prison where the prisoners were kept in the tower which was the part of a city walls constructed in 1229... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Helpoort, or Hell's Gate is the oldest city gate in Holland. It was a prison where the prisoners were kept in the tower which was the part of a city walls constructed in 1229. When the second city walls were built in the 15th century, the gate was no longer needed and over the years was abandoned. Today, the gate... More 

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is an attractive arched town gate - Hells Gate - on the other side of which plague victims were taken.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It is behind the inner city library and surrounded by historical gates and city park. It has pretty view and has nothing to do with anything horrible :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

it's like fairytale. I love the view, love the surrounding. old building with big trees and the sound of a river. I can stay there for couple of hours just to enjoy the atmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Just go there and read the plaques and learn about the history of this city gate. Very interesting and beautiful, just on the border of city center.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I visited this historical spot because I heard that it is the oldest city gate in the Netherlands. (I still am not sure about it) The place is nice to visit as it is not busy. The surrounding area is also nice to see. One can take beautiful photos from there. Visiting it does not require time more than 1... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

You can visit this attraction in less than an hour. There are three floors of displays and a movie of the historical significance. It was interesting to see how complex the breastworks of entrenchment were around the city of Maastricht. The view from the third floor windows offered a great view of the park. Donations are accepted.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Remnants of the walled city are evident in this park along the river; city gate dates to 1299 and is in perfect condition; views from above the wall are very good; serene walking in the park along grassy paths; plenty of room to stroll and play here. Very nice section of the city wall about 2 blocks away that used... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The gate of hell! One of the prettiest and oldest places in the city. Oh, and please note that there's a -partially disused- bar/cafe/venue called 'In d'n Hiemel' (in heaven) right next to it...

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Although a small site, the history was fascinating, although the information provided for non-Dutch speakers was limited.

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Address: Sint Bernardusstraat 24b, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Limburg Province  >  Maastricht

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