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Located at the confluence of the Rhine and the Meuse, this small place (currently called Workum ) is still encircled by its ramparts. Today they have been converted into a walkway. Workum has a small marina, the departure point for a foot passenger ferry to the castle of Loevestein. You enter the town through the Koepoort , to the right of which stands the squat tower of the Gothic church, the walls of which are adorned with medallions.

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Tourist attractions Woudrichem : Things to see and do

  • The slate roofs of this red brick fortress flanked by four square towers rise in solitary state out of the greenery. The castle (1357-1368) was surrounded by a perimeter wall from 1385 and in the 15C, it was made into a prison. Grotius was incarcerat..

  • Oude Raadhuis (Old Town Hall)

    Hoogstraat 47 NL - 4285 AG Woudrichem

    Near the 15C Gevangenpoort (prison-gate), you will see this old town hall, now a restaurant. It has a graceful Renaissance façade with a stepped gable, a flight of steps in front and is topped by two heraldic lions. In the same street, at no.37 you c..

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Restaurants Woudrichem

  • Kruiden & Jasmijn Comfortable restaurant 

    Kerkstraat 43 NL - 4285 BA Woudrichem

    An old style house on the edge of the fortified village next to the fishing museum. Serving modern cuisine in a fashionable environment and on the terrace. Artwork on display.

  • De Gevangenpoort Comfortable restaurant 

    Kerkstraat 3 NL - 4285 BA Woudrichem

    Located between the market and the port, at the junction of the Maas and Waal rivers, an old prison welcomes you to enjoy modern dishes in an up-to-date setting. Interesting set menu.

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