Short week Brabant

Come along and discover these beautiful old towns on the edge of Brabant and South Holland. Enjoy nature, cosy town centres, old facades, fine restaurants and beautiful scenery.
On this route, we sail a maximum of 3 to 4 hours at a time, so there is also plenty of time to look around ashore and enjoy all the beauty.

  • Culinary
  • Nature
  • Towns and cities
Waterway type: 
  • Nature
  • Relaxing
Travel time: 
  • Short week

Stop over destinations


The fortified town of Willemstad spoils its visitors with a special combination of historical and culinary hospitality with numerous nice restaurants. Particularly interesting in terms of cultural history: the Mauritshuis, the Koepelkerk, the old town hall and the fortifications surrounding the city. And challenging through the rugged landscape, for example around the Hollandsch Diep. The marina provides a perfect base for your cruise.


30 km
We take a trip to the old trading town of Dordrecht. Steep gables, canals, moats and beautifully restored medieval buildings amidst a lively bustle characterise this city, which flourished long before Amsterdam and was a hub of trade. And you can still see it! Dordrecht is perhaps one of the country's best-kept secrets. Where else would you find a city on an island full of culture, vibrant festivals, rugged nature and a rich past that you can still experience everywhere in the historic inner city.


25 km
Gorinchem was an important fortress in both the Old and New Dutch Waterline. And the biggest one still completely intact. The ramparts run all the way around and provide beautiful views over the rivers; unique in the Netherlands! In addition, a lively city centre with nice shops, cosy streets with lovely restaurants, pubs and terraces and a nice riverside beach from where it is great to relax in good weather.Also see:


21 km
For the typical "hospitality of Brabant", we are on our way to Heusden.Passing under the bridge in our own boat, we are surrounded by the historic inner harbour. Just like the home port of Willemstad, Heusden is an old fortress town, we imagine ourselves many centuries back in time. The fortress history of Heusden can be felt in almost every street and stone. Besides nice shops and nice restaurants and Fort Heusden there are also many art galleries. Climb the fortifications and spend a nice day.


23 km
Because the beautiful nature of the Biesbosch invites many people to stay longer, we choose a destination that is not too far away from all this beauty. Today, we cross the provincial border and land in Drimmelen. A beautiful and modern marina on the edge of the Biesbosch.