The exceedingly Dutch polder landscape of the Alblasserwaard and Vijfheerenlanden.
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If you turn your back on the coastline of Holland and set course inland, you will land in the exceedingly Dutch polder landscape of Hoeksche Waard, Alblasserwaard and Vijfheerenlanden. The rough countryside of the Biesbosch and the historic city of Dordrecht are pure surprises which form an intermission in the peace and the space of this region.
A walk through Gorinchem is a tour through history, you will experience the past.
The Hoeksche Waard is one of the twenty National Landscapes in the Netherlands.
Dordrecht, located on island, surrounded by wide rivers.
Leerdam has been a centre for the glass and wood industries since the 18th century.
An extensive freswater tidal area with osier, reed beds and meandering creeks.
Schoonhoven is known as the creative silver city on the river Lek with gold- and silversmiths.
Look how beautifully they stand there, in the most northwesterly corner of the Alblasserwaard.
Vianen is a unique medieval fortified town in the Vijfheerenlanden; (The Countries of Five Gentlemen)
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The flat polder landscape is ideal for cycling. Everything is a short distance away and you can make really splendid day trips on a bike. Compile your own route and hire a bicycle.
How the ancient craft of glassblowing is practised can be seen in the Royal Leerdam Crystal glass factory. Glassblowers are at work here with a blowpipe, liquid glass and a red-hot furnace.