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Address: Amsterdamsevaart | Spaarnwouderstraat, Haarlem, The Netherlands

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Facing Amsterdam, the old gate

In Amsterdam, there is the Haarlem Gate, facing west. It is Napoleonic. The Amsterdam gate in Haarlem is medieaval. Traffic used to flow through it. Now it is an island, for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Mick B
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Kajang, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It now serves as a gate for people/cyclists to pass through. No sight of tourists except myself lol... It's pretty far off the centre so that's probably why nobody's there. Nothing much special about it

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The local gourmet cheese and wine shop suggested this creative fine Restaurant. The gazpacho was made from asparagus and almonds with Bread, cut veggies and sweet potato chip; a palate sensation. Next we had lamb with couscous. The flavored were delicate and delicious. Best meal out of many in Holland.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

In Amsterdam, there is the Haarlem Gate, facing west. It is Napoleonic. The Amsterdam gate in Haarlem is medieaval. Traffic used to flow through it. Now it is an island, for pedestrian use only.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

An impressive building! Now without function, the water over which a bridge leads to the gate is only a tiny fraction of what used to be a proper moat outside a wall. The Haarlem walls were demolished in the 19th century. They lost their military function and formed barriers for traffic. But this gatre was spared! Coming from the centre... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

although the Poort is still the same the area around has changed considerable the new building are out of place but still a great place to visit.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The only surviving of 12. City gates - very photographic! Nothing much else that we noticed in this area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

After reading about the gate on TA I am glad I got to see this landmark. A great photo opportunity of a bygone era.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Amsterdamse Poort is the only remaining gate from the former citywalls. It stands somewhat lonely on a busy crossing to Amsterdam. You can easily overlook it. It is nice to walk by and take the Spaarnwouderstraat into town. You will get an impression on what Haarlem looked like in the old days, and is a less touristic part of... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is interesting because it's over 650 years old and is the only Haarlem city gate left, but if you're not interested in the history then it's rather underwhelming (especially if you have visited France's chateaus - in comparison to those, this is a small gate surrounded by aesthetically offensive modern buildings). In any case, if you're already within a... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love this every time I see it I know I'm close to my sister's house. In the Amsterdamse straat. Behind the gate a nice place to shop.

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