Woudrichem offers young and old an attractive destination for a day out, including Spido. In this old Brabant fortified town, where the Upper Merwede and the Afgedamde Maas flow together, it seems as if time has stood still. Discover Woudrichem and its rich history for yourself or walk along with experienced guides. They will tell you in all colors and smells what it was like here centuries ago.
The old fortified town of Woudrichem, also known as Woerkum, has fascinated people for centuries. This used to be mainly because of the strategic location of the fortified town, as part of the Dutch Waterline. Much beauty was preserved, such as ramparts, charming streets and the nearby Slot Loevestein. Today, these beautiful locations are in demand by film and television makers. For example, for the television series Dokter Tinus, starring Thom Hoffman, many scenes were shot at locations in Woudrichem, which fans still want to see with their own eyes.
Sights of Woudrichem
The fortress of Woudrichem is small and thus perfect for exploring on foot. Wander through the old streets and past all the historical highlights. Curious about what this old fortified town has to offer? Below is an overview:
– Loevestein Castle.
– The High Street of Woudrichem.
– The St. Martin’s Church.
– The Prison Gate.
– The flourmill Nooit Gedagt.
– The New Dutch Waterline.
The many sieges have left their mark in Woerkum. In 1573, the Geuzen set fire to the town, considering it indefensible. Then a new city wall was raised, which protected a smaller area than the old city wall had done. This city wall still surrounds the center of the fortified town.
It is wonderful to stroll through the center of Woudrichem, especially along the monumental buildings in the Hoogstraat. Don’t forget to look up, as the centuries-old facades are beautiful.
Enjoy a well-organized cruise
On board you will soon feel at ease. Everything is available for a varied day. We start right away with coffee, tea and apple pie with whipped cream. The ship sails via the Nieuwe Maas, the Noord and the Beneden-Merwede rivers and passes Dordrecht and De Biesbosch nature reserve. The captain will explain what you can see.
Walk with the guides or discover the fortified town yourself
Before we dock in Woudrichem, you can enjoy an extensive lunch buffet. The kitchen staff compiles this buffet with great care. We moor at the Rijkswal, from where you can walk directly into the town. You can explore Woudrichem on your own or together with enthusiastic guides. The view of the green surroundings and the impressive Slot Loevestein will make your visit complete.
After an afternoon full of impressions, you will board again.
Benefits of a day trip to Woudrichem
The cruise is popular with families. Sail with us and discover the charms of Woudrichem. Check out soon when this cruise is scheduled.
Why the day trip to Woudrichem offers the perfect getaway:
– Suitable for young and old.
– Lots to see during the cruise.
– Photogenic fortified town.
– Atmospheric streets to stroll through.
– Locations from the TV series Doctor Tinus.
– Enthusiastic guides.
– Good care on board.