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Historic buildings and structures, museums, theatres, cosy restaurants and charming shopping streets; the lively ‘fortress city’ offers a complete day out. Summer or winter, there is always something to see, do, or experience. In the historic city centre you can also find all kinds of specialty shops, studios and galleries where you can browse through art, antiques and curios.
Every second Sunday of the month is ‘Cultural Sunday’ in Gorinchem, presenting a variety of activities. The museums and music venues are open, and you are welcome to visit the galleries and workshops between 1pm and 5pm. Admission is often free. You can find the programme on the website.
Gorinchem’s Golden Age
The 17th century was the Dutch Golden Age: the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands experienced an unprecedented boom in trade, science and art. Gorinchem also flourished and produced great artists such as Cornelis Saftleven, Jacob van der Ulft, Jan Olis, and Aert van der Neer, whose works now hang in museums in London, Paris, New York and St. Petersburg. A number of paintings by these famous Gorinchem-born Dutch Masters can now also be seen in the permanent collection of the Gorcums Museum. It’s well worth a visit!Visit Gorcums Museum