The Gorinchem foot-passenger ferry travels back and forth between the beautiful fortified towns of Gorinchem and Woudrichem and the Brabant village of Sleeuwijk. In the summer months the ferry also plys its way to Loevestein Castle and the 19th century Fort Vuren. The ferry service can be used for bicycles and wheelchair users.
The ferry travels on the most heavily-trafficked river in Europe - the waterway between Rotterdam and Germany.
The unique thing about the Gorinchem ferry service is that it operates in the “Fortified Triangle”, between three medieval fortresses and a fort along the New Dutch Waterline. Gorinchem, Woudrichem, Loevestein and Fort Vuren together form this Fortified Triangle. The trip will take you through areas of tranquillity space and history with three rivers in three provinces.
The website gives details of the times and days of operation - a very unique way of travelling in this picturesque area.
Regular ferry services connect Gorinchem with Woudrichem and Loevestein. A single tickets costs 1,35 EUR for Gorinchem – Woudrichem and 1,15 EUR
At the east of the old town, there’s a small boat connecting Slot Loevestein and Woudrichem. It runs during daytime and costs 80 cents only. To use this service, just get onto the boat and pay your fee. If the boat is not there, use the bell to ring for the boat.