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Address: Amsterdamsevaart | Spaarnwouderstraat, Haarlem, The Netherlands

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Still the same.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

You must take a picture in the old gate of Haarlem. It´s a little ancient beauty, well preserved in its original design. There is not much to see around but it´s worth paying a visit and taking a picture.

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Entiat, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Be sure to visit the Windmill Museum. I was fascinated. Couldn't believe how adaptable they are and their history. Great views of the area from the upper levels.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The fact it's visible and the history of the entrance into the city is fascinating. Makes a great picture for your collection!

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