General tourist info
- Gorinchem is an old town which
developed from a fishing settlement on the banks of the rivers Merwede
and Linge in the early Middle Ages. The town was founded
at the beginning of the 13th century.
it is a smallish Dutch town of about 30,000 inhabitants.
- It is situated 40 km east of
Rotterdam on the north bank of the Merwede where the picturesque river
Linge flows into it. passing through the old center.
- Surrounding the town is the typical
Dutch river landscape: water, green meadows, willows, dykes and
- The old center is both intimate and
picturesque and is surrounded by 17th century earth ramparts.
- Historic buildings, a variety of
shops, pubs and restaurants can be found (in the town).
old river harbor contains many traditional boats.
Go to the map of the old town center, to see hotspot pictures.
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