De Groothoofdspoort/Het Groothoofd< Terug
Points of interest
The much-praised view of the three-river point at the Groothoofd is at your feet if you walk from the inner city through the Groothoofdspoort gate. In the past, this was the most important mooring for ships. The Groothoofdspoort gate, the main city gate, determines together with the Grote Kerk the skyline of the city from the water. The rivers the Oude Maas, Beneden Merwede and Noord converge at Dordrecht at Europe's busiest river confluence: a place where you never need to be bored.
De Groothoofdspoort was originally built between 1440 and 1450. In 1617/1618 a new Renaissance gate was built around the old late Gothic gate. In the passageway through the gate, the vaulted roof is a reminder of the late Gothic construction. In 1692 the tower was replaced by a dome.
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- Historic building
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- On the river
Locatie op kaart