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Address: Morsstraat 40, 2312 BM, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Entrance to the old city

The Morspoort is a gate that gives access to the old city of Leiden from the southwest side. Straight behind it is the Morsstraat with many nice bars and restaurants. Straight... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The Morspoort is a gate that gives access to the old city of Leiden from the southwest side. Straight behind it is the Morsstraat with many nice bars and restaurants. Straight next to it is a boutique hotel in an historic building.

Thank Hermes_NL
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57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Morspoort is interesting to see and walk past, but it is simply a historic gate. After a few minutes looking at the gate, you are ready to continue your walk.

Thank bob_mu_grad
Palermo, Italy
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965 reviews
828 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Impressive gate on the way to see one of the two famous windmill of the city. Majestic in the structure and very colorful, I consider it as one of the symbols of this nice city.

Thank Davide G
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Very pretty place to see, [art of the old gates of the city of leiden. All part of one of the most beautiful cities in the Netherlands.

Thank pip12uk
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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140 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a historic entrance, and nice for a photo stop. To its right in the canal is a charming windmill. The drawbridge is a fine example of Dutch engineering.There are couple of restaurants around this place.

Thank IndiraIra
Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The Moorsport is one of two remaining gates into Leiden. It's nice to visit and to look at, so it's worth fitting into your trip, but you don't need much time there. It's really just a gate to look at! Conveniently located too.

Thank 341claire
Columbia, Missouri
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703 reviews
199 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

This is one of two remaining gates in the old city walls, so it gives you a sense of what the city's fortifications once looked like. Area around it is currently a bit disheveled, as there is construction on-going for a park that will eventually run around the entire city.

Thank LMOverby
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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555 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The city centre of Leiden is picturesque and well worth a visit. We meandered through the street and down the dykes enjoying the cools breeze and the sunshine. The city has a chilled vibe about it which makes you want to kick back and enjoy life.

Thank d o
Salt Lake City, Utah
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92 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

An entrance to Leiden. Historical. Numerous shops, eateries and museums in the area. Public parking garage across the street.

Thank A B
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70 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

The location in the Morspoort (hence it's name) is quite adorable and cute. Definitely worth the visit. Friendly personnel, good food.

Thank FuTalks

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