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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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  • 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

    This restaurant is just inside the walls of the fortified town. It offers a cosy interior decorated in pastel colours and an attractive terrace for outdoor dining. The carefully prepared dishes are contemporary in style with a focus on local produce,..

  • De Gevangenpoort Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Kerkstraat 3 NL - 4285 BA Woudrichem

    Subtle features in this restaurant, such as the names of former prisoners carved in the wood, remind guests of its former use as a prison. Today guests can enjoy modern, technically flawless cuisine in a contemporary-style setting, or opt for a simpl..

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