Amsterdamse Poort, Haarlem

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  • AMSTERDAMSE POORT
    AMSTERDAMSE POORT
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    DE AMSTERDAMSE POORT, A MONUMENT.

    by eden_teuling Updated May 24, 2003
    AMSTERDAMSE POORT

    De AMSTERDAMSE POORT (AKA SPAARNEWOUDERPOORT) consist of a high rectangular gate-building with 2 OCTAGON TOWERS on the outside.

    This oldest part dates back to the 15th Century.

    The lower gate between the 2 lower towers in front of the higher one is connected with the main gate by means of "weergangen" , a closed corridor.

    In this way a little walled yard was formed that could be used for defence activities if necessary!

    In the masonry of the 2 large towers we can find the coat-of-arms of Haarlem, of Maximiliaan van Oostenrijk and that of Maria van Bourgondië.

    ADDRESS: Hoek gedempte Herensingel en de Amsterdamse vaart in HAARLEM.

    This is the only city gate that still exists

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