Delft, Netherlands

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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Joost Francien Verbaan (18 days ago)
The eastgate of the ancient city of delft is called the Oostpoort and it is a marvellous building. It shows the wealth of the city and the importance of the connection with the water . This is the place where taxes were payed an d the city gained their income. The views are really nice however it is not always open..
Thuha Ng (2 months ago)
A historic East Gate located in the lovely Delft. It was built in 15th century as part of the city defensive fortifications. The gate was constructed in a Gothic architectural style and was an crucial symbol of Delft medieval defence system. Now the two towers remain standing and has become a tourist attraction in artworks and photographs.
Phil Croll (3 months ago)
Town has done a great job maintaining this unique structure. Gate, although historically old, is used routinely getting from one part of town to another. Picturesque. Benches nearby to enjoy the view and watch small boat traffic on the canal or walk to other side for small shops (chocolate, bakery, etc). Glad we stopped there and relaxed. ps: No cost.
Mike Michels (4 months ago)
The Eastern Gate and that is as far as my knowledge goes on this wonderful monument. Takes you right back into the middle ages, doesn't it?
Horia Banciu (4 months ago)
Eastern Gate is one of the iconic monuments of Delft, the last of its kind dating back to 15th Century. It is still a residence for some people. I recommend visiting it!
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