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  • 1 An old neighbourhood

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Surrounded by water, this neighbourhood preserves the form of bastions and walls laid out as a walk. It is crossed by the Linge, which forms a picturesque harbour there: the Lingehaven.

  • 2 The Grote Market

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Grote Markt

    The central square is dominated by the former neoclassical town hall (1860), which houses the office of tourism and the Gorcums Museum. Note at no. 23 the small Baroque gate named Hugo Grootpoortje, a remnant of the house in which the illustrious thi..

  • 3 The Gorcums Museum

    Museums and art

    Grote Markt

    This museum contains collections dealing with the town's history as well as paintings, sculptures, scale models, toys and pieces of silverware. The municipal collection "the arts after 1945" holds mainly the creations of modern artists and ..

  • 4 The Grote of St-Maartenskerk

    Religious buildings


    This 15 C church is especially notable for its high Gothic tower (St-Janstoren) from the beginning of the 16 C, whose form is a bit concave: at the time it was constructed, it could be seen that the structure sagged and an attempt was made to straigh..

  • 5 The Burgerkinderenweeshuis (the former ophanage)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    On the facade (18 C) of this house, which is also called Huize Matthijs-Marijke, note the stone sculpture representing Christ and several children between the founders of the orphanage.

  • 6 The Dalempoort

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This charming little walled gate, square and boasting a high roof topped with a bellturret, dates back to 1597 and was enlarged in 1770. This is the only remaining one of the four city gates. From there, you can see a tall mill named De Hoop: The Hop..

  • 7 The Buiten of Waterpoort

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This vast shaded esplanade extends south of the Waterpport, a water gate that was torn down in 1894 to widen the road. There you'll find the pier for boat rides. This spot provides a pretty view of the Dalempoort, the mill and the river. To the south..

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