Hafentor - Harbour Gate

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Hafentor - Harbour Gate Jul 06, 2017
The gate once served as entrance to the city on the northern side of Delft harbour basin. Only the arch and gable are left of the gate building.

The renaissance gate is dated 1635. Historians will notice: In those times most of Germany was down to ashes and rubble in the 30 Year War. Emden and Ostfriesland managed to keep themselves out of all this mess by allying with the Netherlands, so the prospering city was able to erect representative buildings.

Culinary update 2017: During my previous visits there was a Dutch fish stall on the quay by the harbour gate. There I got the best and freshest Matjes herring rolls I have ever had. However, a fish stall is still there but a different one, oeprated by a local Emden company. The quality is not what it used to be when the Dutchies were still there. This is not only my own experience but I also heard the same from a local. It is a pleasant spot to sit and have a quick, cheap lunch with a view of the inner harbour - but expectations concerning quality must be lowered. It's a pity.
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