How do I get to Gorinchem?
Gorinchem is centrally located in the Netherlands, at the junction of the A15 and A27 highways (and the Merwede and Linge rivers). The city is easy to get to by car, boat, and public transport.
By car, motorhome, or campervan
From Utrecht/Breda: A27, Gorinchem exit
From Rotterdam/Nijmegen: A15, Gorinchem exit
Parking in the city centre
You will find paid parking virtually everywhere throughout the ‘fortress’ (historic city centre). On Sunday, parking is free at most locations. Outside the historic city centre, parking is generally free. The outdoor car parks at Paardenwater and Buiten de Waterpoort offer a very reasonable daily rate of €3. Parking is free on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.
Indoor car parks
The indoor car parks at Kazerneplein and Kweeklust offer paid parking Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm (until 8pm on Thursday). Parking is free at all other times. The parking fee is €1.20 per hour. Charge points for electric cars are also available in the car parks.
With a disabled parking pass you can park for free at a public disabled parking space; your disabled parking pass must be clearly visible through the windscreen.
Buses and coaches
Parking for buses and coaches is available at Kanselpoortweg 1, Gorinchem.
By public transport
Gorinchem train station is an easy walking distance to the historic city centre. The train to Gorinchem runs between Dordrecht and Geldermalsen. Trains run in both directions almost every 15 minutes during the day. You can plan your trip via the public transport website 9292.nl/en.
The bus station is directly outside the train station; the stop is ‘Gorinchem, Station (perron D)’. Both local buses and regional buses depart from the station. You can find the departure times on the website 9292.nl/en.
Ferries depart from Gorinchem to Sleeuwijk, Woudrichem, Werkendam, and Hardinxveld every day of the week. This form of transport is popular with daily commuters. You can bring your bike on the foot ferry for free.
During the tourist season, there is also a ferry service to Loevestein Castle and Fort Vuren. Check the website of Riveer for the departure times.