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Tourist attraction
Location type: Tourist attraction
Location address: Nederland, Zuid-Holland, Leiden
Number of texts: 1
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Made by wikipedia.org | Reference Erik Zachte | © CC 3.0
Made by wikipedia.org | Reference Wikipedia.org | © CC 3.0

Zijlpoort is a city gate in Leiden, The Netherlands. The gate was built in 1667 in the classical style according to a design by the Leiden architect Willem van der Helm and with sculpture by Rombout Verhulst. Because the gates have to connect with the city wall as well as with a bridge, the building is in the form of a parallelogram. Together with the Morspoort, the Zijlpoort is the only one of the original eight gates that survive. The name refers to the nearby river, the Zijl. The predecessor of the Zijlpoort stood at the end of the Haarlemmerstraat that is now called the Havenplein.

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