A daytrip to Gorinchem

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Map of Gorinchem.
Gorinchem is an old town which developed from a fishing settlement on the banks of the rivers Merwede and Linge in the early Middle Ages. The town was founded at the beginning of the 13th century. Nowadays it is a smallish Dutch town of about 30,000 inhabitants.
It is situated 40 km east of Rotterdam on the north bank of the Merwede where the picturesque river Linge flows into it. passing through the old center.
Surrounding the town is the typical Dutch river landscape: water, green meadows, willows, dykes and windmills. The old center is both intimate and picturesque and is surrounded by 17th century earth ramparts. Historic buildings, a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants can be found (in the town). The old river harbour contains many traditional boats.  
KeikoCreative says:
Oh will sure do that again, coz we arrived late in the afternoon, so we are just in the city centre, come home I check on the internet, there are more things to see there;)
Posted on: May 11, 2009
Jacqinmiddenamerika says:
You can also visit Loevestein castle which, is famous of the escape in the booktrunk of Hugo de Groot. He was kept prison in this castle. You only need to cross the river with the ferry.
Posted on: May 10, 2009
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Map of Gorinchem.
Map of Gorinchem.
City centre
City centre
Red light: Make an appointment.
A…
Red light: Make an appointment. …
Becareful the paint is dripping ou…
Becareful the paint is dripping o…
The sign says: No bicycle parking!
The sign says: No bicycle parking!
Wall decoration.
Wall decoration.
Red light: Full-U can make an appo…
Red light: Full-U can make an app…
The fountain in the city centre.
The fountain in the city centre.
The Family weapon of Lords of Arke…
The Family weapon of Lords of Ark…
The Family weapon of Lords of Arke…
The Family weapon of Lords of Ark…
Modern housing of today.
Modern housing of today.
Looking thru the gate!
Looking thru the gate!
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photo by: KeikoCreative