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Explore the fortress triangle: land of castles and rivers

Outdoor activity with some shelter

Feel the wind in your hair while you see a gorgeous castle appear in the distance. The Fortress triangle is a touristic area consisting of four beautiful spots to visit: Gorinchem, Woudrichem, Loevestein Castle and Vuren Fortress. Enjoy the views on the water, explore an immemorial castle and wander through picturesque streets during a walk in Gorinchem. Everything in one day!

Explore the rivers

A ferry will take you from fortress to town and further. You can hop on every half an hour and you can bring your bicycle for free. Missed the boat? Explore the rivers by tourist vessel, watertaxi, or a pedestrian ferry! This small boat is especially for hikers and will take the Afgedamde Maas (Dammed-up Meuse) between Woudrichem and Loevestein Castle.

Cycle or walk

On shore you will discover amazing nature during a cycling tour or walk. Cycle along the river Linge to Leerdam, the city of glass art, and continue cycling along the Hollandic Waterline. Or download a route for a city walk on your phone and discover the most beautiful spots in the historical Gorinchem. The town flourished in the Dutch Golden Age and you can still find gorgeous buildings there.

Explore fortresses and castles

The rivers Maas and Waal collide at the place where medieval Loevestein Castle is situated. Hugo de Groot escaped this castle in a book chest in 1621. Learn all about the impressive history of the castle and the origin of the Hollandic Waterline. Continue with a visit to Vuren Fortress on the other side of the river. Tip: get a guide! Only then you will discover all age-old stories of these places. To complete the experience, spend the night in one of the fortresses.

This attraction Explore the fortress triangle: land of castles and rivers in Gorinchem is suitable for weekend break.