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.
The Hoeksche Waard is one of the twenty National Landscapes in the Netherlands.
Dordrecht, located on island, surrounded by wide rivers.
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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If you climb the 275 steps of Grote Kerk's tower you will be rewarded with a beautiful view of the old inner city of Dordrech, and the surrounding rivers and polders.
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.