Gorinchem The Essential
Nestling on the edge of three provinces (Zuid Holland, Noord Brabant and Gelderland), Gorinchem, or Gorkum , is a large river intersection located at the confluence of two large rivers, the Waal (a branch of the Rhine) and the Meuse, of the Merwedekanaal. It has a large marina (west). The strategic position of this town which was founded in the 13C meant that it was besieged many times. It was one of the first strongholds wrested from the Spanish by the Sea Beggars in 1572.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Gorinchem
The Gorcums Museum
The Gorcums Museum
This museum contains collections dealing
The Buiten of Waterpoort
The Buiten of Waterpoort
This vast shaded esplanade extends south
15 minutes
An old neighbourhood
An old neighbourhood
Surrounded by water, this neighbourhood
30 minutes
The Grote Market
The Grote Market
The central square is dominated by the
15 minutes
The Dalempoort
The Dalempoort
This charming little walled gate, square
30 minutes
The Burgerkinderenweeshuis (the former ophanage)
The Burgerkinderenweeshuis (the former ophanage)
On the facade (18 C) of this house,
15 minutes