De Hoop flour mill
Medieval towns had to be self-sufficient. Given that the potato had not yet arrived from South America, the staple food was bread. Bread needs flour, and Gorinchem had several flour mills to provide this to the local bakers. Two of these remain standing on the ramparts: De Hoop and Nooit Volmaakt. De Hoop is open every weekend. You can climb the wooden steps to the top to see how the mill operates, with the bonus of a spectacular view over the river. The miller loves to welcome guests.