Tips for a weekend in Gorinchem
We hope you enjoy a good stay at Hotel Goud en Zilver in Gorinchem. After a delicious luxury breakfast in our breakfast restaurant La Kantina, it is time to explore Gorinchem and its surroundings. Do you want to rent a bike or park your bike? That is possible with us! We have the most beautiful cycling routes around Gorinchem for you. Below are some of the activities and attractions in Gorinchem and its surroundings.
Cosy town centre
Hotel Goud en Zilver is located in downtown Gorinchem. When you step outside, you immediately enter the vibrant part of the city. Here you will find many stores, both chains and local entrepreneurs. In addition, you will probably walk along the Wilhelminafontein and you can take a look in the Gorcums museum. Chances are you will witness the balcony scene of a newly married couple!
Large Church Gorinchem
Right behind the Gorcums Museum, you will find the Great Church, which was built in 1851. It is not the first church that stands on this spot. In 1263, a Gothic hall church was opened. In 1844, the church was officially closed due to dilapidation and demolished. Seven years later, the new, current church was opened and has been used by the Protestant Church ever since. In the church, you can guided tour and learn much more about its history. In the weekends, a tour in the Grote Kerk of Gorinchem is also possible, but please keep in mind the service on Sundays.
The harbour, ramparts, the ferry and Loevestijn Castle
Near Hotel Goud en Zilver you will find the Fortress walls and the harbour, a beautiful area for walking. From the harbour you can take the ferry to Woudrichem. In Woudrichem you can take the foot ferry which will take you to the most famous castle in the Netherlands: Slot Loevestein. In the castle, the outer bailey and the soldiers' village, there is plenty to do for everyone. In the museum, you will learn about Hugo de Groot, the Middle Ages and the Dutch Waterline. A weekend in Gorinchem cannot be missed.
If you own a car or rent a bike from us, it is definitely a must to see the surroundings of Gorinchem during your weekend. Just after the Merwedebrug you will find Fort Altena. This was built at the same time as the current Grote Kerk, in 1847. It was part of the New Dutch Waterline, which ran from the former Zuiderzee near Muiden to the Biesbosch. Here you are welcome to look around, take a guided tour and have lunch in the cozy Brasserie. In addition, Fort Altena has the possibility to hold meetings and conferences. An original place to meet colleagues and relations.
Would you like to know more about staying in Gorinchem? Then please contact us. We are happy to help you and have a lot of knowledge of the area.