"Beautiful preserved Medieval town" Woudrichem by Britannia2

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This is a beautiful medieval town that is in much of its original state and lies in the centre of Holland. Woudrichem is also one of the eleven official Dutch Fortress Towns: a series of strongholds that for centuries formed the so-called Holland Water Defence Line, which was a continuous strip of low-lying polder land stretching from the IJsselmeer to the river Merwede.
It was very much a ghost town when I visited for just over one hour one very dull early June afternoon - hardly anyone about and it seemed like a film set for a period drama awaiting the cast and film crews.
Woudrichem lies in the heart of the Netherlands at the point where the rivers Maas and Waal converge and continue as the river Merwede.

  • Last visit to Woudrichem: Jun 2009
  • Intro Written Jul 9, 2009
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