Experience it in Gorinchem and the direct area
“Gorkum”, prominent fortified town, belonging to the Dutch Waterline.
City of Hugo de Groot and Hendrick Hamel, among others.
The Kalhaven, the most beautiful, wide street within the fortress, a 3-minute walk from the center, the Grote Markt, with the Museum and the Wilhelmina fountain. Surrounded by as many as 8 restaurants and an ice cream parlor. 1 large terrace party.
Furthermore, lovely shopping streets, starting in the Burgstraat right around the corner, continuing through the entire center. From a candy store for children to large fashion houses, everything is available in “Gorkum. Throughout the fortress you will find several restaurants with cuisines of various nationalities.
“Gorkum” with the Lingehaven for pleasure yachts and a lock to the Merwede, which in itself is fun to watch all that activity.
“Buiten de Waterpoort” directly behind the Lingehaven, on the Merwede, there is a ferry service to Slot Loevenstein, Fort Vuren, Woudrichem. Cruise boats regularly dock here for a visit to the city. The festival site “Buiten de Waterpoort” is used all year round for various activities. From a carpentry village for children to a circus performance, various festivals, summer parties.
There is even a beach with a defined swimming area. Not to be missed is the circular walk over the ramparts around “Gorkum”. Along the Merwede with its floodplains, the Dalempoort, the mills, many historic buildings, too many to mention.