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Quite striking at night

A nice architectural feature at the edge of the old part of town. We passed it at night, when it... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Alexia B
Toronto, Canada
Eurotrip 2018

Very interesting, a must see if traveling through the city. This is one of the remaining sentry... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Ja B
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

A nice architectural feature at the edge of the old part of town. We passed it at night, when it was lit up and quite impressive.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alexia B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A great reminder of what the history of Haarlem is all about.There is an Italian and jewish restuaraunt very close by the tower who both serve great food.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Very interesting, a must see if traveling through the city. This is one of the remaining sentry points of the old city.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ja B
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Very interesting architecture. It looks like a mini castle from the outside with a ramp/walkway through the middle. I don’t think you can go inside the building itself, at least the doors were locked when I was there and I didn’t see any signs indicating...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Only viewed from the outside, but it looked impressive and we had a good walk around and through it.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Paul A
Reviewed 2 May 2018

That gate , Dutch "Poort", is at the border of Haarlem city centre. You can walk / bicycle under it. It a real and historic building, great for some pictures or selfies :-)

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank hamo306
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful old gate, reminding of Haarlem's rich past and struggles with enemy armies like the spanish. Pretty statuette behind it shows Kenau Simonsdochter leading Haarlem's women to defend the city against the spanish. Pretty lighting, awesome photo opp. Walk back towards the Grote Markt and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Our friend stopped here and took our photo and told us the whole history. They are so proud of their past here and it's lovely to hear that pride as they speak to you and recommend places for you to see. The people of the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank bodhi_sam
Reviewed 3 January 2018

located near the city centre this is an easy walk to visit. Its condition is still like hundreds of years ago. It was fun to imagine who had walked through this gate in the past. If you are there at dinner time try the Italian...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Santacruz68
Reviewed 19 December 2017

The Poort was the destination for an evening stroll one night. Well worth the walk for a little link to the history of Haarlem with it being the last link to the wall that used to surround the city.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Grant C
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