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“oldest city gate of the Netherldans in Maastricht!” 5 of 5 stars
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Helpoort
Sint Bernardusstraat 24b, Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Ranked #8 of 43 Attractions in Maastricht
Type: Historic Sites
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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“oldest city gate of the Netherldans in Maastricht!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

When you explore the old city of Maastricht, make sure you reach the old city gates. It is the oldest one in the Netherlands; dates back 13th century! The gate is in great shape, you can take great pictures here. But also, make sure you go through the gate and climb on top of the old city wall, fantastic scenery from up there! If I remember correctly it was called Hell's entry due to the fact that it was extremely hot when you entered the city through this gate; the heat was coming from the blacksmith's working there

Visited April 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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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