Oldest citygate in the country: Hell's Gate
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Oldest citygate in the country: Hell's Gate

Limburg (NL), Historical, Exterior

De Helpoort, or Hell's Gate, is the oldest city gate in the country. It got its name due to the fact that prisoners were kept in its tower. Construction of the gate, commissioned by Henry I, began in 1229; it is a part of the First City Walls and served as the southeastern entrance to the city.

Distance to airport (Maastricht-Aachen Airport): 14 kilometer

Address

Sint Bernardusstraat 24b
6211HL Maastricht

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