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Hell's Gate in Maastricht

beautiful city gate in Maastricht


front view of city gate with red windows


rear view of city gate in Maastricht


arch of city gate


Constructed in 1229, Hell's Gate is the oldest city gate in the Netherlands and the only remaining city gate in Maastricht. It probably received its name in the 18th century from the fires of the blacksmith who was located nearby. Hell's Gate was used for various purpuses: an armoury, a powder storehouse and a residence. Today the gate houses a museum dedicated to the history of Maastricht's fortifications.

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1 comments:

Hi Juka! Doesn't look so hellish... ;)

OK; I know that contemporary art doesn’t take unanimous approval... But some pieces are worth seeing. Check it at Blogtrotter Two, enjoy and have a superb weekend!!

PS: Chagall and Matisse are also still waiting for you... ;)