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Helpoort

Sint Bernardusstraat 24b, 6211 HL Maastricht, The Netherlands
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An unmissable stop in your city walk

In your tour of the city centre, you'll almost surely end up here, at the oldest city gate in... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
CodaQ
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Old gate

This is an old gate that led to the city. On one side there is still the old city walls. This... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
lucycan
,
Minneapolis, MN
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  • Average10%
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“city gate” (6 reviews)
“old city” (10 reviews)
“hell's gate” (5 reviews)
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Sint Bernardusstraat 24b, 6211 HL Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

In your tour of the city centre, you'll almost surely end up here, at the oldest city gate in Maastricht. A real piece of history, worth to be seen as well as its beautiful surroundings - first of all, the Stadpark (or City Park).

Thank CodaQ
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is an old gate that led to the city. On one side there is still the old city walls. This gate is wonderfully preserved. Nice to check out on your walk around town.

Thank lucycan
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Beautiful medieval gate and old city entrance, the only one still remaining in Netherlands. Very well preserved remainings of Roman and medieval times in western Europe.

Thank Luis Filipe G
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Well worth the walk around the city wall to see this enormous ancient gate. Try to follow one of the city walks from here and there is plenty to see.

Thank timake
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is the only city gate dating back to the 1200s that survived hisitory. Together with the whole surrounding area it's definiteky worth an hour of your time - if you are interested in history and the weather is nice, it's ideal to do in...More

Thank PatrickMerlevede
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Started in the 13th century, we learned that this massive tower complex was used to separate people infected with the plague. Also, it was used to house prisoners. Impressive stonework.

Thank arizona-griswolds
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Enjoyed a pleasant walk around the old town following the city walls of which the Helpoort is part. By itself, probably not worth a visit but as part of a wider wander, it is a point of interest

Thank bobjanh
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We visited this purely because it is the oldest gate. Apart from being nice to see it has very little else going for it.

Thank mitsilad
Reviewed 26 September 2016

One of the many old buildings in Holland in the province of Maastricht. Helpoort, or Hell's Gate, is the oldest city gate in the country built in 1229. It now houses a museum dedicated to the history of Maastricht's fortifications.

Thank aquaqs
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is part of the Historic wall the surrounds the city in parts, when you are reading the brochures that tell the story, it is fantastic.

Thank Bubbles10024370
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