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Helpoort

Sint Bernardusstraat 24b, Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Ranked #7 of 31 Attractions in Maastricht
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

You should not miss this old gate of ancient Maastricht !! Enjoy when walking through St. Bernardussstraat....admire the scenery...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The gate, wall and canons are to complete the tour in Maastricht, it's nice piece of history, very easy to find, but don't expect more than a scene, no entry to the gate towers (unfortunately), but definitely gives the visitor an idea about that period of time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

As we meandered through the maze of streets in Maastricht, we happened upon the Helpoort. While the gates are interesting, and VERY old, it would have been helpful if there was more information about them. Still, we enjoyed taking a few pictures and puttering about the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

One of the biggest reasons to go to Maastricht is because it is so old and has retained so much of its history, the Helpoort is the most obvious example of this. Walk through the gate and along the old city wall. For some quiet time walk through the nearby park along the Jeker river, it's beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

it is very easy to walk to the Helpoort. Not too much to say about it as its just the History attached to it that makes one want to go & see it. So read about it & then go & see it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The only remaining gate of the first line of medieval city walls. The gate has been restored and is definitely a must for tourists to take a picture of this gate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Make sure you walk through the park ! The historic wall runs right thru the park it's beautiful ! After your walk find a square to have a nice drink and enjoy the people watching

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Do not get too excited in advance, it is just about 100m of the old wall around the city with a gate preserved and the possibilty to climb up the wall. But it is situated in a nice little park, has a creek flowing through it and is a bit away from the main shopping areas, so it will give... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Old city gates and city walls. You had to go there and you see the beautifull view from the top of the wall.

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Lanaken, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

You have to go there, free exposition in it. Go there too, it will take only about 10 min. to look around.

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