Amsterdamse Poort, Haarlem

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The Amsterdamse Poort is an old city gate of Haarlem, Netherlands. It is located at the end of the old route from Amsterdam to Haarlem and the only gate left from the original twelve city gates.HistoryIt was created in 1355 and is the only remaining city gate from the defenses of Haarlem. Until the 17th century it was the city gate used for traffic by land eastwards towards Spaarnwoude over the Laeghe weg (now Oude weg). In 1631 the Haarlemmertrekvaart was dug, which shortened the waterway from Haarlem to Amsterdam considerably. Until that time, boats bound for Amsterdam did not pass here, but traveled up the Spaarne river to pass the small sluice gate at Spaarndam, in order to reach the IJ. Coaches traveling by land to Amsterdam did leave this gate over the Oude Weg to the Liede, where they would cross at Penningsveer (a ferry for a penny), to Spaarnwoude and from there, journey onwards along the old IJdijk to Amsterdam.This gate, for those travelling by land, was called the Spaarnwouderpoort. With the new canal and its towpath, the trip was so short, it became much more popular, since it was now possible to travel back and forth to Amsterdam on the same day. Thus the name of the gate changed to Amsterdamse Poort.In 1865 the city government wanted to demolish the gate. A speedy procedure to put down the gate was requested, as the gate was in pretty bad shape and was blocking the construction of a new bridge on the location just in front of the gate. However, there was not enough money at the moment to construct a new bridge, so the city council agreed to provide funds for a short-term renovation of the gate to make sure it would stay up for two or three more years.
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  • The Amsterdam gate is a Haarlem city gate of around 1400. The gate is at the end of the old route from Amsterdam to Haarlem. The Amsterdam Gate is the only gate that is still over from originally twelve city gates. It is also the very first port that was mentioned. It was built at the first expansion of the city, when the Burgwal, an area east of the Spaarne, was pulled inside the ramparts
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  • If your crib was in Haarlem. And you until 1962, 1963 grew up there and the gate the route was to the city then you walk there regularly under or on the bike. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in Haarlem. And someone lived there, but I don't know if it is. And years apply with Christmas Blokker had Christmas items from Haarlem and so glad I bought these is no longer available for so many hair lemmers made an attempt but no one branch has had him anymore.
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  • Nice place to take pictures. The gate is historical and looks great on pictures. There’s also a couple restaurants right around it.
  • It is a nice building. However, there is nothing to really to do here. Because of the high reviews we got the false impression that it would worth the walk from the centrum, but not really.
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