‘De Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie’ has recently been given the status of ‘UNESCO World Heritage’. As a beautiful fortified city, Gorinchem is part of this defense line.


‘De Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie’ is an important line of defense in Dutch history. The waterlinie protected much of Holland by flooding tracts of land for enemies from the east. From the many forts along the line, Dutch soldiers were able to fire on the opponents. The line is 85 kilometers long and has no fewer than 45 fortresses, six fortresses and two castles.

To visit from Gorinchem

Gorinchem is one of the beautiful fortified towns that is part of ‘De Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie’. If you stay in our attractive Bed & Breakfast Suite No.3 in the heart of Gorinchem, you are very close to Fort Asperen, Fort Bakkerskil, Fort Altena, Fort Vuren, GeoFort Herwijnen, Slot Loevestein and the fortified town of Woudrichem.

All these locations are easy to visit by car, but of course also by bike. You will then cycle through a beautiful environment. Water, meadows, dikes and cozy places alternate. When you stay in our B&B there is of course room to store your bicycle. Gorinchem is therefore not only part of De Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie, it is also an excellent base from which to explore the other locations.

You can read more information at: De Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie