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Standdaarbuiten, green village along the river ‘de Mark’

The village Standdaarbuiten originated after the flooding of Sint-Elisabeth in 1421 when new land marked out after the water receded. On old maps dating back to the second half of the 15th-century, this sandbank was described as ‘Stantderbuyten’ (translated as ‘set outside’).

This has remained the town’s name until today. In Standdaarbuiten, the community spirit is very much alive. The village is situated along the river ‘de Mark’ where people who are fond of water take boat trips during the summer months.

Carnaval

Standdaarbuiten has a low number of inhabitants. About 2000. However, during the annual Carnaval, it is temporarily multiplied by ten. The village is famous for its lighted Carnaval parade with many decorated carriages. Also, during the annual town week, many activities are organized for both young and old. The town week is traditionally ended with an annual market.

Visit the mill Persephone

On the market square, the former town hall and the church Johannes de Doper are situated. During the war, this church lost its spire. Also, the wheat mill named Persephone is worth your visit. On the second floor in this mill, an information center about the swifts has been set up. The mill has many nesting boxes for these birds to nest.

Take a boat trip to Oudenbosch

On designated days, the ferry ‘De Timberwolf’ sails from Standdaarbuiten to the neighboring town of Oudenbosch. The ferry’s name refers to the 104th infantry division ‘the Timberwolves’ that liberated Standdaarbuiten in 1944. Board the vessel and travel to the place where Catholic Brabant developed. Visit the Basilica of Oudenbosch (which is a smaller replica of the Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome) and the chapel of St. Louis.

Things to do

The lay-back attitude of Brabant mixed with Dutch status, that is Willemstad! A short distance from Rotterdam, Breda and Antwerp, to be discovered by boat, on foot or by bike. The gateway to Brabant as an ideal place for a day trip or short break. Moerdijk has surprisingly many faces. Will you come and discover them?

Eat & Sleep

During your visit to Willemstad and its surroundings, you should try the local specialties! The West Brabant region is known for its sweet cherries, mushrooms and fresh fish from the river Hollands Diep. Be sure to taste the locally brewed beers, such as the Willemsch Lente beer and the Jakobus Buijs beer from brewery D’n Luie Hond (The lazy dog) in the fortified town of Klundert. Buy the local products at markets or in one of the many local shops at farmers’ homes. Cheers!

Planning on spending more time to enjoy all the gems of Moerdijk?

If you would like to spend some consecutive days in our community to enjoy all the gems at your own pace, then we have many options to spend the night. From staying at one of the campgrounds near the water, a Bed and Breakfast on a farm or sleeping a luxurious bed in a hotel, we have got you covered!

Eat & Sleep

During your visit to Willemstad and its surroundings, you should try the local specialties! The West Brabant region is known for its sweet cherries, mushrooms and fresh fish from the river Hollands Diep. Be sure to taste the locally brewed beers, such as the Willemsch Lente beer and the Jakobus Buijs beer from brewery D’n Luie Hond (The lazy dog) in the fortified town of Klundert. Buy the local products at markets or in one of the many local shops at farmers’ homes. Cheers!

Planning on spending more time to enjoy all the gems of Moerdijk?

If you would like to spend some consecutive days in our community to enjoy all the gems at your own pace, then we have many options to spend the night. From staying at one of the campgrounds near the water, a Bed and Breakfast on a farm or sleeping a luxurious bed in a hotel, we have got you covered!

Adventures

Do you like music and culture? Would you like to combine a visit to a museum with a hiking tour? Bike, sail or walk through Willemstad in search of your favorite places. We are happy to help you on your way!

Adventures

Do you like music and culture? Would you like to combine a visit to a museum with a hiking tour? Bike, sail or walk through Willemstad in search of your favorite places. We are happy to help you on your way!

Adventures

Do you like music and culture? Would you like to combine a visit to a museum with a hiking tour? Bike, sail or walk through Willemstad in search of your favorite places. We are happy to help you on your way!