So small and so quiet

Woerden Travel Blog

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Shopping street

Woerden is centrally located in the middle of Netherlands in the province of Utrecht - this small town is not very popular but it has his charm. Easy to reach with public transport, having a car is one of the easiest way to get there- but if one has time can take a bus from Utrecht. 

However, is small town but parking is expensive. We found a parking on street, it cost 3€ for one hour. Some parkings in Netherlands doesn't give a ticket, you must registered to a machine with your name and car plate number, too much hassles. In Belgium you insert a coin to a vending machine, you get a ticket - and display this on your windshield

When walking to the center in town, I said to myself (what a huge difference to Utrecht) we feel more at ease wandering around.

Port of Woerden
 Woerden is a very small town, not touristy but I find this place worth a visit. This is our purpose on this trip, visiting small towns, known and not very known places. 

We walk to the shopping street- for shopalcoholic this is not a place to be, there isn't much shops in town. From the shopping street we came to the harbour, the Port is located directly in the city center.  The port of Woerden is in line with the distinctive single, this offers plenty of space for boats and if you want to sail you can rent boats from different organizations. 

Wandering and keep on wandering - this place is so small, we follow the tourist signs which was nicely designated, we came to cheese warehouse. From April to June - the old warehouse give a tour , you can experience how the old cheese master's course is practiced and you can participate in a cheese tasting.

Cheese warehouse

We continue walking to the market, we didn't know that there's a market - a small market with only a few stalls. Cheese is of course available, that's one thing I like visiting markets in Holland, cheese stalls always much bigger than elsewhere.

We walk from the market to the castle,  the castle of Woerden is easy to find- it is located within the suburbs of old Rhine in the far southeast of the city, is clearly visible from the road. Nowadays the castle offers shelter to many organizations and activities such as:  art, culture, photography and music. During our visit there is an event we don't know what kind of event but people were preparing everything, so we don't want to trespass and walk back outside, on our way to the car.

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Shopping street
Shopping street
Port of Woerden
Port of Woerden
Cheese warehouse
Cheese warehouse
Cheese in the market
Cheese in the market
The castle
The castle
Inside the cheese warehouse
Inside the cheese warehouse
Woerden
photo by: maryanntravel