Haarlem, Netherlands
Amsterdamse Poort, Haarlem

Haarlem’s only city gate left standing provides a valuable glimpse into life during Medieval times.

Once part of a series of 12 fortified gates placed in the city wall surrounding old Haarlem, Amsterdamse Poort is the only city gate left standing, providing a straight road to the country’s capital of Amsterdam. Constructed in the early 15th century, the gate looks like something out of a fairy tale, with tall arches curving over the road and surrounded by beautiful round turrets capped with blue pointed roofs.

While you can’t go inside the building, the gate is still open for travellers to pass underneath. As you’re walking over the bridge and through the gate, you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time to Medieval Haarlem.

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Tips Before You Go
If you decide to take the road to Amsterdam, you’ll find its counterpart the Haarlemerpoort on the other side.
Amsterdamse Poort, 2011 Haarlem, Netherlands