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“A highlight” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of City Gates

City Gates
Ranked #4 of 50 things to do in Amersfoort
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Valencia, Spain
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104 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A highlight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

One of the best things in the trip, really worth the visit. A photo of the Koppelpoort was the reason why I decided visiting this lovely little medieval town. Also liked very much the other two gates, Kamperbinnenpoort and Monnikendam. Can someone tell me why there are some bizarre hands attached to the Monnikendam grabbing some braids? That was really strange but kind of cool!

Visited September 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Worth the walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Though Amersfoort is mainly a portal for getting off one train and hopping onto the next, the city itself really is worth a visit. The centre is compact and historic and offers lots of restaurants, bars and sights to see. The old canals (not like Amsterdam, everything is smaller here) and the old city gates (visible from the trains coming in) should be on your list if you decide to give Amersfoort a try.

Visited October 2012
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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275 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Exciting medieval experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

My main reason to visit Amersfoort was to experience the city gate De Koppelpoort, a mighty building that has been largely preserved in its original state, approximately built around 1400. It was successfully used to defend against invaders by throwing hot oil and smouldering malt from a wooden extension at the front of the gate. Take your time to stroll around De Koppelpoort, I am sure it will take you back to medieval times! Another interesting city gate is the Kamperbinnenpoort, situated not far from the St. Joris church.

Visited August 2013
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Canada
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144 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great little town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

This is a really cute town. It's got great little bakeries and cheese shops and lots if modern shopping too. The city gates are great and there is a little river cruise that is actually really great.

Spend a quiet afternoon there. The people ate lovely and they are happy to help you in English is your Dutch isn't so good.

Visited April 2013
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Leamington Spa UK
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Photographer's dream”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

All three gates provided wonderful pictures. Two gates 13th century and one 15th century, super reflexions in the canals at two of them.

Visited July 2013
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