We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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

Helpoort
Sint Bernardusstraat 24b, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #13 of 70 things to do in Maastricht
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

126 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    40
    70
    15
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Frankfurt, Germany
Level Contributor
102 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
The Hague, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
263 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
515 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Helpoort also viewed

Maastricht, Limburg Province
Maastricht, Limburg Province
 
Maastricht, Limburg Province
Maastricht, Limburg Province
 

Been to Helpoort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Helpoort, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.