Neighborhood near Duurstede, tourist information

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Coat of arms of Wijk bij Duurstede
Coat of arms of Wijk bij Duurstede

Number of inhabitants: 23.000
Number of national monuments: 80

Summary of Wijk bij Duurstede


Duurstede Castle
Duurstede Castle

Wijk bij Duurstede is a cozy fortified town with about 23.000 inhabitants. It is a very old town and used to be an important trading city under the name Dorestad. Around 1270 a castle was built, on which a city was to grow. You cannot escape water in the city, rivers flow in and around the city.


Interesting history of Wijk bij Duurstede


Windmill Rhine and Lek in Wijk bij Duurstede
Windmill Rhine and Lek in Wijk bij Duurstede

Old town, with one of the oldest castle ruins in the Netherlands, yes Wijk bij Duurstede is ideal for cultural heritage lovers. You can walk through the cozy historic city center and view the beautiful castle ruins on the Lower Rhine.


Landmarks in Wijk bij Duurstede


The Steel Viking in Wijk bij Duurstede
The Steel Viking in Wijk bij Duurstede

Beautiful monuments include the old Town Hall on the market, the Rijn en Lek mill and the Grote Kerk. But of course it is nice to walk through the cozy streets, along shopping areas with old facades and many terraces.


Shopping in Wijk bij Duurstede


Reformed church in Wijk bij Duurstede
Reformed church in Wijk bij Duurstede

There is reasonable shopping in Wijk bij Duurstede. You can do your daily shopping or pick out new clothes or just enjoy shopping. For a very extensive day of shopping, you better look further. Fortunately, Utrecht is just around the corner.

Neighborhood at Duurstede
shopping evening: Friday


Activities in Wijk bij Duurstede


The Castle Park in Wijk bij Duurstede
The Castle Park in Wijk bij Duurstede

To sniff fire culture you can go to Museum Dorestad and discover the history of the city, you can admire many historical products that have been found in the city.

You can also visit an atmospheric theater, the Calypsotheater with a varied program and a film house.


MUSEUMS AREA NEAR DURSTEDEATTRACTIONS NEAR DURSTEDE
  • Museum Dorestad, The history of Wijk bij Duurstede. Click here for the site
  • Windmill Rhine and Lek, open for visitors every Sunday and many Saturdays. Click here for the website
  • Big church, open every first Sunday of the month. Click here for the site.
CINEMAS NEIGHBORHOOD BY DURSTEDETHEATERS AREA AT DUURSTEDE
  • movie house, at the Calypso Theatre. Click here for the site.
  • Calypsotheater, click here for the site.

Nature & parks in Wijk bij Duurstede


The Castle Park in Wijk bij Duurstede
The Castle Park in Wijk bij Duurstede

If you love nature, you can also enjoy yourself in Wijk bij Duurstede. You can enjoy a nice walk in the park around Duurstede Castle, with adjacent city park. Or to the park or park Kromme Rijnstreek north of the city, you can enjoy a lovely walk along the rivers or go a little further away to the Utrechtse Heuvelrug.


Walking in Wijk bij Duurstede


The Oeverstraat in Wijk bij Duurstede
The Oeverstraat in Wijk bij Duurstede


Terraces, restaurants are present, but the real nightlife is not very present. With a small trip you are so in for example Utrecht.


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