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“Exciting medieval experience”
Review of City Gates

City Gates
Ranked #4 of 51 things to do in Amersfoort
Certificate of Excellence
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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275 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Exciting medieval experience”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

My main reason to visit Amersfoort was to experience the city gate De Koppelpoort, a mighty building that has been largely preserved in its original state, approximately built around 1400. It was successfully used to defend against invaders by throwing hot oil and smouldering malt from a wooden extension at the front of the gate. Take your time to stroll around De Koppelpoort, I am sure it will take you back to medieval times! Another interesting city gate is the Kamperbinnenpoort, situated not far from the St. Joris church.

Visited August 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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Canada
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145 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great little town”
Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

This is a really cute town. It's got great little bakeries and cheese shops and lots if modern shopping too. The city gates are great and there is a little river cruise that is actually really great.

Spend a quiet afternoon there. The people ate lovely and they are happy to help you in English is your Dutch isn't so good.

Visited April 2013
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Leamington Spa UK
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Photographer's dream”
Reviewed 27 July 2013

All three gates provided wonderful pictures. Two gates 13th century and one 15th century, super reflexions in the canals at two of them.

Visited July 2013
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The map location is wrong !”
Reviewed 9 March 2013 via mobile

This is Amersfoort which is not the location shown on the map. It looks nice, but if you go to Geldrop, near Eindhoven to see this you will be disappointed!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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23 reviews
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“Cool piece of history”
Reviewed 21 February 2013

The gates leading into the town of Amersfoort show a cool piece of history. They are very well preserved and follow a very scenic canal into town. Makes for a nice walking destination from just about anywhere in the city, as it is right next to the old downtown area.

Visited May 2012
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