Harderwijk

Harderwijk, tourist information

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Coat of arms of Harderwijk
Coat of arms of Harderwijk

Number of inhabitants: 45.191
Number of national monuments: 96

Summary of Harderwijk

The Smeepoortenbrink in Harderwijk
The Smeepoortenbrink in Harderwijk

In the north of the province of Gelderland you will find a beautiful fortified town called Harderwijk.
Harderwijk is an atmospheric city, has about 42.500 inhabitants and is worth a visit if you like old cities. The city used to be on the Zuiderzee.

Interesting history of Harderwijk

The City Wall of Harderwijk
The City Wall of Harderwijk

Harderwijk is a Hanseatic city and has a beautiful history of which very little is known. The city received city rights in the year 1231, this has to do with the settlement that took place. The old city wall and the Vischpoort still remind of the settlement.

The city has 92 national monuments. Harderwijk was a real fishing town, the city used to be on the Zuiderzee.

You should actually do a city walk, the city has a cozy and medieval character.

Harderwijk Landmarks

The Saint Catherine's Church in Harderwijk
The Saint Catherine's Church in Harderwijk

A beautiful sight is De Grote Kerk, this church comes from the 14th -15th century. The church is a beautiful cruciform basilica and is built in the Gothic style.
Take a look at the old city walls, if you follow the wall you will come across the Vischpoort and the Smeepoort. there are also a number of beautiful mansions to admire

Shopping in Harderwijk

East beach promenade in Harderwijk
East beach promenade in Harderwijk

Harderwijk has an extensive range of shops, the city has many shops, including large chains and smaller chains.

Shopping streets that Harderwijk knows include: the Donkerstraat, De Markt, De Schoenmakersraat.

Harderwijk:
Shopping evening: Friday

Things to do in Harderwijk

The Dolphinarium in Harderwijk
The Dolphinarium in Harderwijk

The activities in Harderwijk are limited. It is better to avoid, for example: Zwolle , Amersfoort of Utrecht.


MUSEUMS HARDERWIJKATTRACTIONS HARDERWIJK
  • Construction machines from thenThe museum illustrates the central role of construction technology and construction activities in society over the centuries. The story and the experience are fascinating for young and old. Click right here for the site.
  • The city museumHere you can find all the history of the city. Click right here for the site.
  • Hthe eel museum learn all about the life of the eel right here for the site.
  • Dolfinarium, park with dolphins and other sea creatures. Click right here for the site.
  • Walibi Holland, (>17 km), theme park. Click right here for the site.
CINEMAS HARDERWIJKTHEATERS HARDERWIJK
  • Cinema Cook CinemaxX, cinema with regular program. Click right here for the site.

  • Film house Harderwijk, cinema with special program. Click right here for the site.
  • Theater Harderwijk, click right here for the site.

Nature & Parks in Harderwijk

Wellenpad in Harderwijk
Wellenpad in Harderwijk

The city is surrounded by forest, the city of Harderwijk is located on the edge of the Veluwe, a beautiful large nature reserve for young and old.

You can also visit various parks in Harderwijk, including Het Hortuspark & ​​Plantagepark, outside the center is the Jan Nassaupark, which is also a nice park.

Do you want to go to an animal park? Then pay a visit to the Dolfinarium, this is a nice park full of aquatic animals and shows.

Steps in Harderwijk

The West Beach Boulevard in Harderwijk
The West Beach Boulevard in Harderwijk


You can walk reasonably in Harderwijk there are many pubs and bars.

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