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Last of the two Remaining City Gates

This city gate sits on the opposite side of the city from the only other city gate and is a nice... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
DrMarkES
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Rochester, Minnesota
Beautiful old city gate

Very nice spot to watch boats go by on a warm day... You can have a drink or more in the... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
AR2006
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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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6 Aug 2018
“Last of the two Remaining City Gates”
27 Aug 2018
“Historical monument,an old decorated city gate.”
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Zijlpoort, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

An old beautiful decorated city gate,passage for pedestrian and bicycling.A bridge, a park to enjoy nest to many old cannons.A cafe.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

This city gate sits on the opposite side of the city from the only other city gate and is a nice location by the canal. There is good are space to relax or to go have a meal. If you take a canal tour you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

You should definitely go there to wander around. It's such a beautiful district. Interestingly, it's a tiny port at the end of one of the main streets. It's magical

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Melikes
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Very nice spot to watch boats go by on a warm day... You can have a drink or more in the restaurant, which serves mostly sea food.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank AR2006
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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Ping C
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Walrus05
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...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank LMOverby
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....More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank wardtmar
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...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Joan K
Reviewed 24 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

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank DL D
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