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Marsh Gate

From 1669, almost 100 years after the siege of Leiden by the Spanish, built during a time when... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2019
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
One of the city gates still remaining.

Nice city gate. One of a few that are still there. For us here in Leiden ordinary stuff but... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Hans K
Leiden, The Netherlands
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Morsstraat 40, 2312 BM, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

This is one of the two remaining citygates of old Leiden. It is well restored and maintained and offers a great entrance to the buzzling cityheart!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 3, 2019

From 1669, almost 100 years after the siege of Leiden by the Spanish, built during a time when Leiden was prosperous and wanted to show it. In contrast to medieval gates, entries to the city built in this period no longer served a mainly defensive...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019

Peaceful spot with children’s playground, old gateway, nearby bars and restaurants. Like much of Leiden canals nearby very pleasant.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 28, 2019

LOTS of places to eat and drink on morstraat. including the best ice cream/cake place in Leiden, imo...zoetenso. traditional chocolate truffles of all kinds...and when you see the cakes, you'll KNOW where to get one for you next 'special occasion'.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank isaac m
Reviewed March 24, 2019

Keep the enemy out, buold a wall around the city and lock the gates at night. Morspoort is one of the two gates left of a total,of seven gate that were the entrances to the wall protected city. Thanks to the wall and gates Leiden...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 631ruudk
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Nice city gate. One of a few that are still there. For us here in Leiden ordinary stuff but actually quite nice.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Hans K
Reviewed November 8, 2018

An old gate to the entrance of Leiden. It is situated at one of the old entrances of Leiden. Across the street is parking and the "old city center" is just behind the gate

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank erickroon
Reviewed October 22, 2018

This gate is is now appointed for : re-contruction and maintenance Okt-Dec 2018. It is only partly visible due to the fences and protective measures

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hamo306
Reviewed August 29, 2018

This beautiful gate is almost tucked and hidden away by a growing array of chairs, tables, drinks, bottles, little walls, restaurants, bars. Here, serving alcohol seems more important than showing an old gate. It is a bit of a shame. And a disgrace.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nicov1776
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

The Morspoort is situated next to the hotel where we sleep. The Morspoort is the western access to the city centre. In front of the gate you see a huge black canon, that's the place to make a picture. A beauty!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MCreiziger
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