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Gorinchem and surroundings


Boutique hotel Goud en Zilver in Gorinchem has unique locations to spend the night. The hotel is centrally located in the Netherlands in an old fortified town in Zuid-Holland and situated on the rivers Merwede and Linge. Gorinchem has been named the most beautiful fortified city in the Netherlands. The hotel is located in a lively shopping street in Gorinchem within the historic city center which is surrounded by an old fortress wall from the early 17th century. The Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie in Gorinchem is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Gorinchem has an authentic and special character due to the many preserved elements from the previous centuries. The old town is compact and easy to walk from boutique hotel Goud & Zilver and offers many activities. You can follow a cultural route past galleries, antique stores and studios, take a stroll along the city walls, visit a museum, go shopping, enjoy a meal at one of the pavement cafes or one of the nearby restaurants or enjoy a bicycle rental and enjoy a beautiful bicycle route.

You will not be bored during your stay in our hotel in Gorinchem.

Surroundings of Gorinchem

You can also enjoy the beautiful surrounding nature by getting a breath of fresh air on the Merwede, discover the Biesbosch or take the ferry to Slot Loevestein or one of the surrounding villages. On this page we list some tips for fun activities and trips near Boutique Hotel Goud en Zilver in Gorinchem. 

The Biesbosch is one of the few freshwater tidal areas in Europe. In this delta the tide still has free play. The Biesbosch is a maze of rivers, basins, willow forests and whimsical creeks with crystal clear water. You can walk in the Biesbosch through polders with names like 'Doolhof' and 'Pannekoek'. Along the edges of the area you can cycle over old dikes, along rivers and villages. The wet, rough nature of this swamp can be experienced especially from the water in a boat or canoe. Paddling silently through narrow creeks, along richly vegetated banks, stooping under low branches, you will experience nature up close. Kingfishers shoot by, a harrier hunts between the reeds, a cormorant dries its wings on a tree stump. Sometimes even the bald eagle can be seen. In the Biesbosch you are one with nature, to the rhythm of ebb and flow. For more information about De Biesbosch click here.

Woudrichem is located almost opposite Gorinchem and can be reached by ferry. Woudrichem has a beautiful old city center with the Gothic Martiniskerk. In the newer part of Woudrichem is a shopping center with various stores. Other highlights to visit are the Gevangenpoort, Molen Nooit Gedagt, which is in use as a corn mill and the Fortifications Oud Nederlands. Furthermore, in Woudrichem you can have a delicious meal at the restaurant Herbs & Jasmine. In the shelter of the old city wall and the walls of the magistral arsenal you imagine yourself in another time. The place for wonderful evenings that give you an unforgettable vacation feeling. For more information about Woudrichem click here.

The rich history of Loevestein Castle spans some 650 years and can be divided into three periods: Middle Ages, State Prison and the Dutch Waterline. The most striking period in the history of the castle is, thanks to Hugo de Groot, undoubtedly the state prison. The museum housed in the castle also houses a specialized collection of some 900 objects. Everyone who visits the museum is given their personal key with which to independently explore the castle, where numerous places can host exhibitions and tell stories from various perspectives. Loevestein is also an archaeological site. With the personal key you visit the exhibition "Excavated". Here you will find traces of the former inhabitants. They tell stories about life in past centuries. For more information about Loevestein Castle click here.

The Linge cycle route introduces you to the Linge, the longest river in the Netherlands. This side arm of the Waal is at its most beautiful between Gorinchem and Geldermalsen. A meandering ribbon in the flat Rivierenland with on both sides intimate dike villages, osiers, water meadows and many fruit trees. This cycle route takes you along both the north and south side of the beautiful Linge. You start in the glass city of Leerdam, where it is immediately pleasant to linger. Your tour will lead you via the small dike villages Asperen, Acquoi and Rhenoy to Beesd. The Mariënweerd country estate is well worth a visit. Via Geldermalsen you will cycle back with a curve. Then you will come across the villages of Enspijk, Rumpt and Asperen. The turning point of this long loop is Gorinchem, after which you will return to Leerdam via Arkel. This route does full justice to the splendour of the river landscape. For more information about the cycle route click here.

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To the right you can see a map showing the shortstay buildings belonging to hotel Gold and Silver.