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Once most central gate in the Netherlands

Dordrecht is located at a strategic junction of three rivers in the borderland between Holland and... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Robert937
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Nice old building

I saw this building on accident. I took the water taxi from the place with all the windmills. Was... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Tami O
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Florida
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Dordrecht is located at a strategic junction of three rivers in the borderland between Holland and Brabant. The Earls of Holland and Dukes of Brabant were bitter rivals in the 13th and 14th century low lands. Once the city got the priviledge of imposing tax...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

I saw this building on accident. I took the water taxi from the place with all the windmills. Was looking and taking pictures as the boat pulled near to town, and saw this cool unique building. I would have walked near it and taken closer...More

1  Thank Tami O
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is an absolutely gorgeous gate at the edge of the historical district. There are several little cafes/restaurants in close proximity with great views over the water and of the gate!

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Reviewed 18 December 2016

This 'big head gate' (or Groothoofdspoort) has a new tower room on it. The gate can be used to walk from the inner city to the water front.

Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Old city gate, the nicest point is the views over the water where two canals merge into the river Oude Maas. You cannot miss it following the well sign posted city trail.

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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I was walking through the haven this morning and I saw the gate and I knew I had to go there.I took some great pictures and stopped by to look at the boats and the water,it was really peaceful.A place full of history.

1  Thank LOLANetherlands
Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is the only remaining citygate in Dordrecht... the foundations of this gate date back from the fourteenth century, but it's current state and look dates back from the 17th century. It is different from any other city gate that I have seen in the...More

1  Thank Ronald_jelle
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