Explore our fortifications
Gorinchem was a key stronghold in both the old and new Dutch Water Line. And it’s the only fortified city in the Netherlands that’s still fully intact. The 5km self-guided fortress walk (Vestingwandeling) takes you over the earthwork ramparts and past sights like the Tolhuis tollhouse, Dalempoort gatehouse, the caponier (a type of defensive structure), and two flour mills. Take a break on a bench along the way and enjoy a beautiful view of the river. You can buy a copy of the Vestingwandeling booklet with map at the VVV tourist office.
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