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Fortified town at the river Hollands Diep

Follow in the footsteps of significant monarchs and conquerors, and imagine yourself on a fierce battleground as friend or enemy between the water and forts. Discover Dutch history from the Mauritshuis visitor center, stroll along the old streets, and enjoy culinary treats on one of the many terraces on the picturesque harbor.

The Defense of Willemstad

Cannonballs in the walls, cannons on the quay. City walls, star-shaped dikes, forts, bunkers and gunpowder houses. Willemstad’s glorious past left its marks. On an adventure through the defensive line of Willemstad and its historical fortifications, you will experience the history of the town and country in an area where water and wind still dominate.

Be inspired

Start your journey of discovery in the Canon Room of the Mauritshuis. Press the red button and bring the room to life! From the defense against the Spaniards to the conquest of the Germans. In this special room, young and old will experience the entire military history of this historic place with its fortifications and forts. After spending time in the Canon Room, visit the local history museum in the attic of the Mauritshuis.

Guided tour

Let a guide show you the cozy streets of the historical fortress during one of the many guided city walks. During the tour of your choice, the guide will tell you about the origins of the bastions, the ramparts, the street pattern, and the many special sights and monuments. Will you choose to visit the ‘Koepelkerk’ (church)? Don’t forget to enjoy the view from the church tower!

Water adventure for children

Looking for an adventurous day out with kids? Board the boat from Willemstad to nature island Tiengemeten. Can you sport the Volkerak water locks along the way? These inland waterway locks are the biggest in Europe! From the watch-tower near the complex, you can watch the biggest ships pass the locks. An amazing spectacle.

Relaxing near the water

End your day with a lovely dinner on the waterfront of the picturesque marina in Willemstad. Sounds nice, right? Treat yourself to a culinary surprise on one of the many terraces with a view over the boats in the marina. Enjoy the pleasant atmosphere the fortified city has to offer.

Plan your day out

Are you planning on visiting the cultural and historical Willemstad fortress? Download the attraction map here or pick one up at one of the VVV information points. With this handy leaflet in your pocket, you will have an overview of all the information and local attractions.

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!