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Address: Amsterdamsevaart | Spaarnwouderstraat, Haarlem, The Netherlands

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Like this Poort. Always reminds me the ancient Age. Interesting place. Haarlem is giving everyday piece of history. With simplicity the Poort made the imagination come true.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful old gate to Amsterdam city and the only original city gate for Haarlem still standing. Beautiful!

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8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like this Poort. Always reminds me the ancient Age. Interesting place. Haarlem is giving everyday piece of history. With simplicity the Poort made the imagination come true.

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amsterdam, netherlands
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Amsterdamse Poort was almost broken down, but public protests saved it from demolition. Now it stands proudly albeit somewhat lonely at the edge of the center of Haarlem, next to a busy crossroads. It's the only tower gate that withstood both the siege by the Spanish army, the tooth of time and overly busy government officials. Although the tower... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The gate on its own is a bit plain. Worth dropping by to soak into its historical feel, but would recommend one to enjoy the stroll towards and around the gate. Haarlem in general is quieter and more serene compared to Amsterdam, so I truly enjoyed the walk.

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Haarlem, the Netherlands
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

So, living round the corner of the Amsterdamse Poort (the Amsterdam Gate, through which people from the 16th century onwards entered Haarlem from - the direction of - Amsterdam) I pass this gate every day on my way to work or to the supermarket. It gives me an OK feeling being part of history, though the gate itself is not... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This "gate-way from Amsterdam" has been well maintained. It dates from the 15th century, when this doorway had to be passed coming from Amsterdam. It is now a cross-point of roads, entering into the inner parts of Harlem. At this side of town you also see the "Haarlemmer trekvaart" (= a straight canal) where the (small) boats from A'dam would... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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411 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Great city gate. In the top 10, maybe in the top 5, of old Dutch city gates. It was built around 1425.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Great photo op at a historic location. Otherwise there is not much to see here. Worth stopping by. Enjoy!

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Long Beach, California
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is worth a quick stop if you are on a car or a bike, probably not worth the effort to walk from city center. It is a beautiful and historic building that gives was a part of the history of Haarlem. I enjoyed walking around and through this piece of history and it provides a great photo opportunity/

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Kajang, Malaysia
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It now serves as a gate for people/cyclists to pass through. No sight of tourists except myself lol... It's pretty far off the centre so that's probably why nobody's there. Nothing much special about it

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