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Gentpoort

Gentpoortvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Ranked #28 of 48 attractions in Bruges
Type: Historic Sites
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Yogya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

It is beautiful gate, I agree with that. But outside that, there is really nothing interesting here.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Bruges is great but there gets a time when getting away from the crowds is a really nice idea. We walked from Minniewater all the way around past Gentpoort and one (or maybe 2) of the other gates, a mooring point for house and working boast and then onwards past the windmills in rare serenity. Lots of cyclists but away... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

One of the old town gates.Pretty far from the other interest points in Brugge,but if you have enough time it worth the visit(not very far are Kruisepoort,another gate and some beautiful windmills0

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Wirral England
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156 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is one of the four remaining gates that encircle Bruges. We spent an afternoon following the route from gate to gate and passed the windmills along the way. There are plenty of roads to walk down to see other parts of Bruges that you might otherwise miss such as the Church of St Ann and various museums. A lovely... More

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Sittingbourne, Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Nice site to visit to learn about the city defences. Bit off the beaten tourist trail but a nice visit if you have the time

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Long Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

If the weather’s fair and you have the time, a stroll along the city limits where the ancient walls once stood is lovely way to spend the afternoon. The center of town gets very busy toward the middle of the day, so take a boat ride bright and early and then head for the outskirts to see the surviving city... More

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Solihull
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

One of a number of gates to the ancient city, the Gentpoort has been refurbished and offers visitors a history lesson on how Bruges was kept secure. It is away from the centre, but conveniently located for the windmills that can be visited, and the folk museum, with all of these included on the Musea Brugge pass - but you... More

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This is one of the four remaining medieval city gates that was part of the city's defenses. As it is a gate, it's quite far from the city's center. Now-a-days, vehicles cross a bridge and drive through these gates. From here we can see some mills. A nice stroll to undertake!

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Bruges, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The Gentpoort as it says, connected the city of Brugge with Ghent. It was the entry to the city for travellers coming from the Ghent direction. An old momunent and one of the last lasting from long forgotten times. It is beautifull restored, so do a tour around the city and see all entries to the city....

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