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Oudewater : Michelin's recommendations


Oudewater is one of the oldest towns in the Netherlands. It was the birthplace of Jacobius Arminius (around 1560-1609) and the primitive painter Gerard David (around 1460-1523), who set himself up in Bruges in 1483. The town owes its fame amongst other things to its witches' scales , where all women suspected of witchcraft were weighed in the 16C.

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  • Trip Interesting

    NL - 3421 Oudewater

    The road is shaded by willows and runs alongside the river whose banks are covered with flourishing plants. Attractive farms line the road: they are thatched with reeds and are accompanied by conical haystacks covered with small roofs.

  • The witches' scales

    NL - 3421 Oudewater

    The scales are in the public weigh house, a Renaissance building with a stepped gable and brick mosaic tympanums. In the 16C, women suspected of witchcraft were brought here from afar to be weighed in the presence of the bourgmestre: if their weight ..

  • Stadhuis

    NL - 3421 Oudewater

    This Renaissance building has a lateral façade preceded by a flight of steps and topped by a stepped gable.

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Hotels Oudewater

  • Hotel Restaurant Abrona

    Broeckerstaat 20 NL - 3421 BL Oudewater

    Situated in the historic city centre of Oudewater, Hotel Restaurant Abrona is the first hotel in the Netherlands that has mentally disabled employees working in the kitchen, housekeeping and in the restaurant as waiters. Each accommodation at Hotel ..

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Restaurants Oudewater

  • Joia Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Havenstraat 2 NL - 3421 BS Oudewater

    A friendly brasserie in the heart of a picturesque city. Contemporary menu (small menu for lunch), modernised eclectic décor and terrace on the water's edge in fine weather.

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