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Address: Sint Bernardusstraat 24b, 6211 HL Maastricht, The Netherlands
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The gate of hell! One of the prettiest and oldest places in the city. Oh, and please note that there's a -partially disused- bar/cafe/venue called 'In d'n Hiemel' (in heaven... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Alletta F
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

You can visit this attraction in less than an hour. There are three floors of displays and a movie of the historical significance. It was interesting to see how complex the breastworks of entrenchment were around the city of Maastricht. The view from the third floor windows offered a great view of the park. Donations are accepted.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Remnants of the walled city are evident in this park along the river; city gate dates to 1299 and is in perfect condition; views from above the wall are very good; serene walking in the park along grassy paths; plenty of room to stroll and play here. Very nice section of the city wall about 2 blocks away that used... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The gate of hell! One of the prettiest and oldest places in the city. Oh, and please note that there's a -partially disused- bar/cafe/venue called 'In d'n Hiemel' (in heaven) right next to it...

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Although a small site, the history was fascinating, although the information provided for non-Dutch speakers was limited.

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This fabulous gate house has got to be the number one thing to see in Maastricht. A great sense of history. Still used by traffic, its just a shame about the modern road signs!

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Being a Maastricht native, the Helpoort is amongst my favourite spots in town. Built in 1229, it's the oldest remaining city-gate in the Netherlands. From late spring to early autumn the interior is accessible to anyone who's interested in the local history of the town, as it is home to an exhibition providing information about Maastricht as a fortified city.... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Helpoort and also the city walk probably make one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I could not stop taking pictures of the different angles. One of the best places in town and free.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

You should not miss this old gate of ancient Maastricht !! Enjoy when walking through St. Bernardussstraat....admire the scenery...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

The gate, wall and canons are to complete the tour in Maastricht, it's nice piece of history, very easy to find, but don't expect more than a scene, no entry to the gate towers (unfortunately), but definitely gives the visitor an idea about that period of time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

As we meandered through the maze of streets in Maastricht, we happened upon the Helpoort. While the gates are interesting, and VERY old, it would have been helpful if there was more information about them. Still, we enjoyed taking a few pictures and puttering about the area.

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