Bredevoort in 1993 became the booktown of the Netherlands. Today Bredevoort has more the twenty second-hand and antiquarian bookshops. Every year the last weekend of August and the first weekend of September, Bredevoort there is the Gondelvaart. The gondolas display with bicycle lights historic scenes, building, comic figures, animal's etc.
The parade floats along the ancient canal after night fall. The spectators watch from tribunes set up along the side of the canal, every year around 10.000 visitors come to the gondelvaart. After the parade there is a spectacular firework. Today a lot of tourists visit Bredevoort, to see the historical city and visit one of the bookshops in Bredevoort. Also a lot
It is situated in a central location between the large urban conglomeration in the west of the Netherlands known as Randstad and the German Ruhr area.
In Bredevoort is a statue from Hendrikje Stoffels....the second woman from Rembrandt...She is born in Bredevoort