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"Zijlpoort" Top 5 Page for this destination Historical Leiden Tip by ATLC

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The nice restaurant I knew there to be at Zijlpoort was beckoning. As long as I've known it, cars cannot pass through this gate but cyclists and pedestrians can.
Left of the gate is a graveyard with a lovely little chapel. On the other side, boats and yachts enter Leiden through a drawbridge.

Strangely enough, the Zijlpoort is not included in the Leiden citywalks. So I had to resort to the website of the restaurant Poort van Leyden, to find out a little more about this one of two remaining city gates.

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Address: Zijlpoort, Leiden

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 27, 2003
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