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“Old City walls - nice location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Helpoort

Helpoort
Sint Bernardusstraat 24b, Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Ranked #7 of 43 attractions in Maastricht
Type: Historic Sites
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“Old City walls - nice location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Good site to see right on the edge of a park - enjoy a nice walk around and see the old city walls; always great to see the preservation of the past.

Visited July 2012
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Beautiful, well-preserved old city gate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

South of the center are the most beautiful city walls, of which the Helpoort is the main entrance. Very-well preserved this gate is really nice to see, and we were even lucky to catch a beer festival right by its side!

Visited June 2013
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“awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Even though it was difficult to find, it was absolutely worth the walk to see these old town walls and especially the Helpoort. the Photographic potential is endless and it brings the history of Maastricht to life.

Visited April 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Great medieval experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We started our historical tour in Maastricht at the Helpoort, for me a great mediëval experience! From all sides you can imagine how it was to live in mediëval Maastricht. After walking around the Helpoort, we went inside (free entrance) and walked on a steeple staircase to several levels: a small but interesting museum (a very friendly guide tells you all about the history of Maastricht), bathrooms and small views on the town. The Helpoort is a perfect starting point for strolling on the old town walls, then you can go to the St. Pieterberg or to the Vrijthof square.

Visited May 2013
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“One slice of the history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

For such a small city, Maastricht has some great historical sights. Definitely venture to the Helpoort - you can see the old fortifications and many other lovely things - there is a large green space, crooked old homes and cobbled streets. A great photo opp.

Visited April 2013
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