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Medieval city gate

A nice medieval gate, well restored, and dating to the 13th century making it thus the oldest in... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2019
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Nice historical lefotver

Part of the old city wall in great condition. In summer there's a terrace right next to it where... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
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In de Helpoort is het VestingMuseum Maastricht gevestigd. Zeker aan te bevelen om te bezoeken. Ook voor vesting-rondleidingen en rondleidingen in de kazematten.
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Reviewed yesterday

The Helpoort is interesting but not looking at all like the above picture. The Helpoort has just a short tower with an archway. All those big towers don´t exist in Maastricht. How could you ever post a pic of some other city! It´s quite upsetting!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BettineFlesseman
Reviewed 17 January 2019

We visited upstairs, because we were intrigued by the narrow stairs and shady signs. We had no idea what to expect. It was a nice walk up, but unfortunately there was not that much to see. But it was free, so it did not matter.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank youshali
Reviewed 7 January 2019

A nice medieval gate, well restored, and dating to the 13th century making it thus the oldest in the Netherlands.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Part of the old city wall in great condition. In summer there's a terrace right next to it where you can have a drink.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Walterd1221
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We could not actually do more than look around the outside as we arrived in the evening when the museum was shut. However the place has been very sympathetically restored to show fully what was once here and a good as the other gates have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Colin D
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Glad that the town has preserved this wonderful town gate. The museum is small but good. Staff very polite. Well worth the visit but will only take an hour at the most. Beautiful tower inside and out.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DayTrip801655
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We couldn't visit it because we were there Sunday morning 7,30 but I still think we were there at the best time. The silence and the early morning light reflection on the stones created a magical atmosphere.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Giulia B
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Helpoort (Hell's Gate) is situated on the west bank of the river Maas beside Hoge Brug bridge and entrance is free to visit. Helpoort is the oldest fortified gate in the Netherlands built in 1229 as part of the the first city wall. The gateway,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

Went here while roaming around town. Really nice info inside to learn. It is amazing how old things are that were man made and still around!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve D
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Solid walls and gateway in these medieval walls found at one end of the town. Good for photos. Close to a park to relax in.

Date of experience: July 2018
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19 December 2017|
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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