The Amsterdamse Poort is a historic city gate in Amsterdam that dates back to the 15th century. It was part of the medieval city walls and served as the main entrance to the city from the south. Today, it is a national monument and a popular tourist attraction.
The Amsterdamse Poort is open to visitors every day from 10:00 to 17:00.
The Amsterdamse Poort’s admission fee is 5 euros for adults and 3 euros for children. You can buy tickets online or at the gate.
You can also join a guided tour that lasts about an hour and costs 10 euros per person. The tours are available in English, Dutch, German and French.
To get to the Amsterdamse Poort, you can take the metro line 53 or 54 to the station Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA and then walk for about 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can take the bus number 41 or 47 to the stop Amsterdamse Poort and then walk for about 5 minutes. You can also cycle or drive to the gate, but parking is limited and expensive.
Some tips for visiting the Amsterdamse Poort are:
- Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, as you will have to climb some stairs and walk on cobblestones.
- Bring a camera or a smartphone, as the gate offers some great views of the city and the canal.
- Check the weather forecast before you go, as the gate is exposed to the elements and can be windy or rainy.
- Avoid peak hours and weekends, as the gate can get crowded and noisy.
Some prohibitions for visiting the Amsterdamse Poort are:
- Do not touch or damage any part of the gate, as it is a protected heritage site.
- Do not litter or graffiti on or near the gate, as it is disrespectful and illegal.
- Do not smoke or drink alcohol inside or outside the gate, as it is forbidden and unsafe.
- Do not feed or disturb any animals that live near the gate, such as birds or cats.
Some things to see near the Amsterdamse Poort are:
- The Bijlmer Park, a large green space with playgrounds, ponds and sculptures.
- The ArenA Boulevard, a shopping and entertainment area with cinemas, restaurants and bars.
- The Ziggo Dome, a concert hall that hosts many famous artists and events.
- The Heineken Music Hall, another concert venue that features various genres of music.