A stay in Hotel Karel de Stoute is a holiday in itself. This top Gorinchem hotel is situated at the most beautiful spot in the city, Buiten de Waterpoort, with a fabulous view over the Merwede River. Our hotel offers our guests the ideal jumping off point for a ‘staycation’. It is centrally located between the Linge and Merwede rivers; close to other cultural cities such as Woudrichem, Zaltbommel and Leerdam. Below you can read all the things available to do in our hotel during your stay.
If you’re in Gorcum, you will want to learn more about the city. You will even find some of Gorcum’s history in our hotel. A significant portion of the hotel is built on the ruins of the “Blauwe Toren” which can be seen on the lowest floor
The Biesboschis a terrific area for walking or cycling. Rent a bike and hop on the rapid ferry to Werkendam. Go on shore and you can cycle straight into the Biesbosch. Before you set off, do some research; the Biesbosch is a reasonably complex river delta area with tidal water, beavers, ospreys, creeks and willow woods..
The Linge, once a tributary of the Waal, is now a dead river that begins at Doornenburg and via the Sluis, ends in the Merwede in Gorinchem.
Do you want to leisurely enjoy the rich river landscape that the Netherlands has to offer? The Linge is an obvious opportunity that you just can’t miss if you’re enjoying a stay at Karel de Stoute.
The following couplet from a children’s song indicates that Zaltbommel has always been intriguing:
“In the big city Zaltbommel, bommel, There was a major flood as water flowed down,
And so many poor souls, souls, Who couldn’t swim, they drowned”.
This probably has to do with its location, right next to the large Waalbrug connecting the areas north and south of the Waal; the view of the leaning tower and its location right on the water, which during high water provides impressive vistas.
We seem to have lost it a bit. Awareness of the beauty of our own country. Go on shore and you can cycle straight into the Biesbosch.
Gorcum, written as Gorinchem, is on the border of the provinces of Gelderland, Brabant and Zuid-Holland. It is no wonder that Gorcum has an interesting history due to its strategic location on the Merwede and Meuse rivers. You can feel this history in Hotel Karel de Stoute which is situated on the Merwede. Inside the hotel are ruins of Kasteel de Blauwe Toren, once a strategic base for Karel de Stoute, also known as “Charles of Burgundy”
It’s amazing to think how inventive we were back in 1277 with regard to our handling of the impeding and threatening water surrounding us – water from the sea, rivers, rain and low-laying ground.
Before you go to Kinderdijk, either by bike or car, have a look at the history of this area.
Karel de Stoute
Buiten de Waterpoort 2
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