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Address: Zijlpoort, Leiden, The Netherlands
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In the zielpoort you can rent a room for trainings & events

Nice locations and the view is worth all the steps up ( Lift not working) . The Bistro under and next to the poort are friendly and help-full.

Reviewed 6 July 2016
Walrus05
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2016

De Zijlpoort and its small neigbouring harbour are among the most pitoresk views of Leiden. Located on the outskirts of the city's center, it's a calm and quiet place, perfect for a chill-out. Check out the pretty recent addition to the hospitality business, the cafe and restaurant Lot en de Walvis and chill out over lunch or a good coffee... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Nice locations and the view is worth all the steps up ( Lift not working) . The Bistro under and next to the poort are friendly and help-full.

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Columbia, Missouri
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705 reviews
199 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

One of two remaining gates in the city's old walls (there used to be ~ a dozen), the Zijlpoort is in an interesting and less touristed part of town. Well worth the walk to see the small adjoining harbor, the gate's architecture, and the surrounding neighborhood.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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100 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

If you fancy a walk along the unbeaten path, consider this asyour destination. The gate is still i use as one of the busiest cycle entrances to the city centre. Inside you'll find a nice (fish) restaurant which serves coffee on it's terrace in summer. Nearby you can find two old graveyards, the walk there is very pleasant. Furthermore the... More 

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Kuta, Indonesia
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Leiden is a beautiful old city, situated between Den Haag and Amsterdam. It is also called museum city: it has 14 museums...to name a couple: National Museum of Antiquities - Naturalis - Boerhave - National Museum of Ethnology...it has one of the oldest universities in Europe..established by Willem van Oranje in 1575 when the town was freed from the Spanisch...it... More 

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Costa Rica
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

Here you can nicely sit outside without too many people passing by, really relaxed setting allong the water. I always go there for the dim sum

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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565 reviews
369 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 569 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

This is the biggest of the city gates in Leiden, It is well restored and next to it is a cafe/ restaurant where you can drink something. What makes this location nice, is that there is green around and a lot of water, so a nice setting from where you can enter the old part of town!.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

This is one of the best locations in town particularly on a sunny day when you can sit outside on the terrace overlooking the water. It is more than plesant to watch the boats pass by. The food, however, was a little disappointing and definitely not value for money. So if you are more after an experience and not into... More 

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