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Helpoort

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Address: Sint Bernardusstraat 24b, Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Worth a quick visit.

Interesting way to get an insight into the history of Maastricht. The exhibits are in Dutch but the very helpful attendant will provide you with English information on request... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sandy K
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Kirkcaldy, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic architecture and history of Maastricht. Medieval castle walls, gates and buildings. Beautiful to look at while listening to the history of the town if you can get a guide which I would recommend.

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Kirkcaldy, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting way to get an insight into the history of Maastricht. The exhibits are in Dutch but the very helpful attendant will provide you with English information on request. Free admission and will only take a few minutes but well worth popping in.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

The gate house has a couple of rooms above with some exhibitions and information, all free, reached via a very tight spiral stone stair - no view from the gatehouse though.

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New Holland, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I was lucky enough to have a colleague from the University take me to see the Helpoort and explain the history around this structure. Definitely one to visit if you are in Maastricht. Can be seen just from walking past and is a brief stop on a tour of the city

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We went to the very helpful tourist info in the town . They sell various guides for walking . We chose the wall walk . it took a couple of hours. In the Helport is a little museum free admission. There was a gentleman there who was a wonderful font of information about all things old Maastricht.

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Thank Tony686
Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

The gates of the old walled city are a must see for any history buff! Built by the Romans during Caesars reign the history of 'Hells Gate' is colourful indeed!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

The gate built in 1230 and the surrounding area makes for a lovely walk and great photo opp. In the summer there's a cafe next to the gate which is great for refreshments and potty breaks or pack/buy lunch and enjoy a picnic in the area. Lots of space for kids to run and play, but you'll need to keep... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This was part of a self-guided walk we took around Maastricht. It was a lovely winter's morning and strolling around the Helpoort and the remains of the town walls was very pleasant. The free documentation we received from the hotel was very informative.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Old city gates are always nice. Around this one the environment is particularly good. With the Meuse river nearby, city walls continuing, and some other old buildings around, this is truly a pleasant place to hang out. And Maastricht has so much more to offer in the center, at the quarries in the south, and at park de Hoge Fronten.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Great little museum, make sure to time your visit to match opening times. The gentleman who worked there has a vast amount of knowledge about the history of the city. Budget about 1 hour or so.

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