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Koppelpoort

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  • Chris

    Very nice ensemble of a medieval city gate for the land and water way to Amersfoort.

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    • January 8, 2020

  • Alphorn

    medieval city gate, also for the waterway

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    • December 26, 2019

  • Wiro L.

    The Koppelpoort is a unique combination of land gate and water gate, the only one in the Netherlands. It dates from 1425 and is part of the second city wall.

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    • August 1, 2020

  • Jeroen 't Hooft

    The Koppelpoort, part of the second city wall (1380-1451), was completed in 1427. It is a combined land and water gate, where water flows from the city into the Eem.The Koppelpoort was first attacked during the siege of 1427. Amersfoort women threw boiling beer down from the walls and the attack was repelled. In front of the main gate was a front gate between 1645 and 1778, which may have been the design of the Amersfoort master builder Jacob van Campen. On the inside of the gate, in spaces under the closed arches, the Bag Carriers Guild resided. When all defenses were demolished around 1840, the Koppelpoort was also in danger of disappearing. But the gate was spared and was restored in 1886. More than a hundred years later, 1996-1998, the gate was again restored, while special wall plants have been preserved. Amersfoort won the Europa Nostra Award, an important restoration prize.

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    • April 19, 2021

  • Bloemstylist Bianca Vreugdenhil

    Koppelpoort, city gate of the inner city. It's like stepping into the Middle Ages. To the right of the weir, when we were there it was flowing.

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    • July 29, 2021

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Location: Amersfoort, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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