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Helpoort

Sint Bernardusstraat 24b, 6211 HL Maastricht, The Netherlands
+31 43 343 3071
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Only remaining city gate of Maastricht, dating from 1229

I was too late to still be able to enter, but the outside is well worth the short detour. It is an... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Katrien S
,
Ghent, Belgium
Oldest gate in the Netherlands

Walk by the Helgate several times a month when I pick up my son from school. Every time I wonder... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Friembi0203
,
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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  • Average10%
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“city gate” (10 reviews)
“old city” (19 reviews)
“hell's gate” (5 reviews)
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Sint Bernardusstraat 24b, 6211 HL Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

I was too late to still be able to enter, but the outside is well worth the short detour. It is an old city gate, with all its splendour and strength. Nearby there are also several parts of the city walls, different ones build at...More

Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Walk by the Helgate several times a month when I pick up my son from school. Every time I wonder who has walked through this gate and feel like wanting to go back in time. A few weeks back it was possible to enter the...More

Thank Friembi0203
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

This place is very photogenic and is great to start your city walk. It is next to a nice bridge the 'Hoge brug' and the surrouding old city walls.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Zei die geen respect tonen voor het verleden, wees voorzichtig in de toekomst. Those who don't respect the past, better be careful in the future.

Thank Ben P
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

at the Helpoort, you can dwell into the history of Maastricht (13th Century!) and vividly imagine the past. a good point to go and see the three stages of Maastrichts old wall fortification in one go.

Thank EMBE762
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This old city gate is both impressive and well-maintained. You can climb two floors and see a small exhibition plus a movie - however everything's in Dutch. Disappointingly for the tower climbers amongst us you can't climb to the top. More generally the gate is...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

The walk on the wall (including this gate) was very peaceful. It is not grand, but the integration with living houses, the University, and streets made it very functional. Enjoyed it!

1  Thank Kong C
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Very well preserved city gate from the city's fortifications. Impressive building, with some of the city wall still attached. Visit here then have a nice stroll in the park.

Thank TMTURNIP
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

A very impressive building within the old walls. You can go up inside the tower (very steep steps) to read about the history, although I couldn't find any info in English. Although its an impressive building its a five minute trip, good for photos.

Thank Emma_LNC
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Historical monuments are always interesting and the old city of Maastricht is one of my all time favorites.

Thank Anna B
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djhol
19 December 2017|
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Response from Jacques W | Property representative |
During the winter period Helpoort is closed. Going upstairs in the tower is with small children is not recommended. I'm sorry !
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