The eastern gate (Oostpoort) in Delft, Netherlands, is an example of Brick Gothic northern European architecture that was built around 1400. Around 1510, the towers were enhanced with an additional octagonal floor and high spires. This is the only city gate remaining in Delft; the others were demolished in the 19th century. It currently serves as an art gallery and private residence.



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Founded: 1400
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands

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Nick Liapis (5 months ago)
Just an old gate house, nothing fancy but nice location!
Nikolas Sohos (5 months ago)
Beautiful landmark there are a few different patches of grass where small group picnic is possible. Some benches here and there make it easy for a relaxing evening and talk with view of the gate.
Meredith Leigh (8 months ago)
We love this place. It's a classic Delft landmark with a couple lawn areas to have a picnic or take in the view. It's a place where you can sit by the water without sitting on the edge of the canal.
Ricardo Munsel (8 months ago)
The only remaining gate of the old city wall. You see it in some of the old paintings of the city. So nice to see with the old Dutch Bridge.
Toby Mac (11 months ago)
Great photo opportunity! Awesome piece of tangible history. Just don't get in the way of the bicyclists while you are searching for that perfect Ansel Adams photo angle.
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