Amsterdamsepoort (1355), Citygate of Haarlem

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The Amsterdamse Poort is an old city gate of Haarlem, 30km from Amsterdam. It 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. 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" waterway in Amsterdam.

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Comments (91)

ALLWO - I LIKE PANOR… on January 1, 2013
  • LIKE 85 - Hallo Jos - Du machst wundervolle Bilder - Auch diese herrliche Einstellung macht wieder sehr viel Freude - Herzlichen Glückwunsch und viel Bewunderung von Wolfgang - Ich wünsche Dir auch für 2013 alles Gute -
Gabriel Avramovici on January 6, 2013

Wonderful HDR picture!Like

MKrawczyk on January 6, 2013

Jaki piękny widok

Carlo M. Dimhofen on January 24, 2013

Echt mooi! Ich war vor 30 Jahren mal mit der Schule in Haarlem - aber in dem Alter hatte ich andere Schönheiten im Sinn...


Groeten van de Oosterbuur,


Giannino NO VIEWS on March 6, 2013

very beautiful ancient citadel - L I K E - all the best from Rome - Gianni

Jarda_M on March 11, 2013

L89 Interesting building and nice photo.
Greetings from the Czech Republic, Jarda_M

Bach Quatre on April 25, 2013

Very beautiful photo. Like.

Best wishes from Barcelona, Ernesto.

Erol Barutçugil on May 16, 2013

Fabulous scenery, excellent sharpness,nice composition. Like. Greetings.Erol

Jack Tol on May 16, 2013

Vanuit een perfecte kijkhoek gefotografeerd. Heerlijk om naar te kijken.



Lloret on June 16, 2013

wonderful gate, good shot, LIKE

Michail Bakker on August 1, 2013

I love the picture and angle! Like and best wishes from Holland!

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