Woerden, tourist information

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Coat of arms of Woerden
Coat of arms of Woerden

Number of inhabitants: 52.197
Number of national monuments: 59

Summary of Woerden


The Meulmansweg in Woerden
The Meulmansweg in Woerden

Woerden is a pleasant fortified town in the province of Utrecht on the Oude Rijn. The city has cozy squares, beautiful monuments, a castle and in summer a real cheese market where real cheese is still traded. If you are in the vicinity of Woerden you should take a look at the city center. If you are by car and you park in the Castellum parking garage, you are actually already in a museum


Interesting history of Woerden


The Rijnstraat (44) in Woerden
The Rijnstraat (44) in Woerden

If you go to Woerden, you probably go for Cultural Heritage, because it is a fortified city which received its city rights in 1372. Despite the fact that the city has some new construction and has never been so rich, the city still feels very cozy. The richer the city, the more beautiful the city is of course. The fact that Woerden is a fortified city is clearly visible from the ramparts and the moat surrounding the city centre.


Woerden Landmarks


The Wilhelminaweg in Woerden
The Wilhelminaweg in Woerden

In addition, there are also well-known elements such as an Arsenal, Barracks, a Water Pump and more. In particular, the museum (former town hall), the church and the adjacent castle are special monuments of the city. Of course, the cheese market should not be missing from the piece of cultural heritage of Woerden, you will find more about this under the heading activities.


Shopping in Woerden


The Church Square in Woerden
The Church Square in Woerden

In Woerden you can shop reasonably, there are a number of pleasant shopping streets, the main one is the Voorstraat and then the Kerkplein. In the city center you will find more than 200 shops, national chains and smaller companies. For the really great shopping pleasure, the city Utrecht a must.

Woerden:
shopping evening: Friday


Activities in Woerden


Warehouse of Reypenaar cheese
Warehouse of Reypenaar cheese

In Woerden you can go to the cinema, a theater, museum or visit the cheese market. In the summer period there is a cheese market in Woerden every Wednesday morning between 10.30 and 12.00, the summer period is from the 1st Wednesday after the 1st Saturday in June until the last Wednesday of the summer holidays. The cheese market in Woerden is still the only cheese market in the Netherlands where real cheese is traded


MUSEUMS WORDENATTRACTIONS WORDEN
  • Woerden City Museum, is a museum about the city history of Woerden. Click here for the site.
  • cheese market! In the summer period there is a cheese market in Woerden every Wednesday morning between 10.30 and 12.00, the summer period is from the 1st Wednesday after the 1st Saturday in June until the last Wednesday of the summer holidays.
CINEMAS WORDENTHEATERS WORDEN
  • AnnexCinema Woerden, cinema with regular program. Click here for the site.
  • Theater The Monastery, click here for the site.
  • Theater Snater, click here for the site.

Nature & Parks in Woerden


The Prince Bernhardlaan in Woerden
The Prince Bernhardlaan in Woerden

You don't have to travel to Woerden to fully enjoy nature. The river Oude Rijn runs through Woerden, the ramparts are green and you can relax in the Brediuspark next to the city center. So you can come to your rest in Woerden, but extensive nature is not possible. If you are 30 kilometers to the east, you can fully enjoy the Utrechtse Heuvelrug.


Steps in Woerden


Woerden Castle
Woerden Castle


Woerden is fully equipped for an evening out, from cafes to a club and a disco. For the big step event you better go to a student city Utrecht to go.


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