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Amsterdamse Poort

Amsterdamsevaart | Spaarnwouderstraat, Haarlem, The Netherlands
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A bit under whelming.

If you are waling and stubble on this place it might be worth to take a moment and check it out... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bluffton, South Carolina
Part of the old defences

On our walk around the centre, we came across this gate, which was pretty good in our view. Nothing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
david n
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Amsterdamsevaart | Spaarnwouderstraat, Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are waling and stubble on this place it might be worth to take a moment and check it out. One of the 12 defensive towers of Haarlem, only one left. Not a whole of information is available there in English.

Thank HapyGuy7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our walk around the centre, we came across this gate, which was pretty good in our view. Nothing extra-ordinary but worth a photo or two anyhow :)

Thank david n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was surprised that the only remaining gate of Haarlem had little information in and around it for tourists other that the small sign on the east side. Also it's difficult to stand near and under the gate as the cyclists have the right of...More

Thank Darren O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely former entrance gate to the city of Haarlem,is the only one left of 12 gates that provided entrance to the city of Haarlem. It was on the route from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and it is still standing proudly today. Not that much to...More

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Taking into account that this is the only one of the 12 gates of Haarlem, it is a shame how dirty and smelly it is. The arrangement around it doesn't help much (many cars instead of a small park) but a little cleaning could do...More

Thank Arlene5826
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Yes, I do agree that with the right angle the photo with this construction might look interesting, but actually there is nothing special about this building that attract my attention. Having in mind that it is right next to the exit from Haarlem towards Amsterdam...More

Thank Tioma W
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Amsterdamse Poort was once the entry to the city located on the Amsterdam side of Haarlem. It is the only one still around from a total of 12 gates. This one originates from around 1400. This entry point was originally next to water. I...More

Thank keesvogelesang
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I decided to visit itand stop for 10 minutes to enjoy the scenery and have a coffee. When returning to the car I had the surprise of a traffic ticket. I know your city its rules but I had to pay 65 euros for a...More

1  Thank Marcia N
Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is a beautiful poort in the heart of Haarlem surrounded by water. At night the lighting is spectacular as you drive past. The sister poort called the Haarlemer Poorg is in Amsterdam. It is wonderfully maintained and well worth finding especially in the evening.

Thank GWJG
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Way more than a gate, one of the main attractions of the city. Majestic and huge, made from red bricks, it's the best spot from where to start a tour of this tiny and nice city.

Thank Davide G
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