IJsselstein Travel Guide

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IJsselstein Things to Do

  • Gerbrandy Tower

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The Gerbrandy Tower (Dutch: Gerbrandytoren)This tower was built in 1961 in Holland betweenthe towns of Lopik and IJsselstein. This is the tallest tower in Western Europe. The tower is named after Pieter Gerbrandy, Prime Minister of the Netherlands during World War Two.

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  • Old Nicolaas Church

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This is a very interesting church tovisit if you are in IJsselstein ....The reformed church was founded in 1309 by Gijsbrecht van Amstel, Lord of Ijsselstein, as a parish church by the name of St. Nicolaas.

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  • Old City Weighthouse

    The old city weighthouse islocated beside the VVV Office,(tourist information center). The current scale there dates back to 1779, and a muchbigger weighthouse was inthe same location earlier.The cobblestone of theoriginal weighthouse is setin the back wall. The current scales are authentic from 1764 ....

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  • Oude Stadhuis

    This photo is of the "Old City Hall" ....It is still used forweddings & funtions.In the early 1990's, anew modern "City Hall"opened near the tramstop ....

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  • Openbare Bibliotheek

    When in IJsselstein, takea little time to make a visit to the town library.Unlike most libraries, here you can check out not onlybooks, but you can also ckeckout framed prints and pictures ....

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  • Stadsmuseum

    We had a fun time here, not a bigmusum, but it is packed with alotof information ......The Stadsmuseum provides youthe complete information on thehistory of Old Isselstein.Exibits are changed on a regularbasis to always have somethinga little different.

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  • Canal & Museum Boat Tour

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ While in IJsselstein, a great deal is to take a boat tour of Old IJsselstein. My best friend Arend is one of the Captains on the boats.The tours are run by an groupcalled "Yselvaert" ......~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Tour Name: "Rondvaart door de stadsgracht van IJsselstein"Boat Names: "Heer Gijsbrecht" and "Vrouwe...

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  • Market Day #2

    Every Friday year round isMarket Day in the center ofOld Town IJssestein ....Everything from clothing tofresh vegetables to cheese and fish to flowers and muchmore ....

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  • Market Day #3

    Every Friday year round isMarket Day in the center ofOld Town IJssestein ....Everything from clothing tofresh vegetables to cheese and fish to flowers and muchmore ....

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  • Market Day #1

    Every Friday year round isMarket Day in the center ofOld Town IJssestein ....Everything from clothing tofresh vegetables to cheese and fish to flowers and muchmore ....

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  • The Windotter #3

    A must visit is IJsselsteinsmolen .... the "Windotter"Built in 1732, it still makesflour to this day.They have a website, see below,but it is in Dutch only ....The Windotter Tea Room, a must to see if you visit IJsselstein ....The Windotter "Tea Room" is located on the property,and is a littlle round building next to the windmill.The photos here...

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  • The Windotter #2

    A must visit is IJsselsteinsmolen .... the "Windotter"Built in 1732, it still makesflour to this day.They have a website, see below,but it is in Dutch only ....Address:Walkade 73 - 3401 DR IJsselsteinMolenaar: Maarten Dolman

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IJsselstein Hotels

  • Holland Hotel Epping

    Kapellestraat 4, Ijsselstein, 3401 CP, nl

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

IJsselstein Restaurants

  • Small town, fantastic food!

    What a special and unique find. My family and I returned to this restaurant 3 times in 10 days! Service was great, kind, friendly and helpful. I tried a variety of foods, some traditional dutch and some with a taste of other cultural influences. Our server recommended wines for each coarse. All paired up wonderfully. The weather was nice and we had...

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  • danger, danger, danger

    De Vierde Generatie (The Forth Generation) a restaurant which used to be part of the family run hotel Epping in Ijsselstein, Netherlands. The brother split up, one runs the hotel and the other the restaurant and is also the chef.For the locals, the food is good, since there is not much else. For the traveler and person with some knowledge of food,...

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  • Pizzeria Ristorante Piccola Italia

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~Nice local place toenjoy some great pizza ....Made to order witha little touch of theold Sicilian flavors.Ask for Salvatore, andthe "IJsselstein Pizza".P.S. Tell him Al from America sent you ....~~~~~~~~~~~~~Also available is great selection of pastas, calzones and other traditional Sicilian dishes.Servinging also beer, wine, soda, and...

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IJsselstein Nightlife

  • Towns Oldest Pub

    Cafe' de Punt is the oldest pub still operating in old town IJsselstein.Closed on Wednesday, it opens around 3 each day all other days.It is an exclusive Amstel Pub ..... Come as you are ....It is 99% a locals pub, and you hardlyever see any tourist.

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  • Decorated For Carnaval #1

    Cafe' de Punt is the oldest pub still operating in old town IJsselstein.Closed on Wednesday, it opens around 3 each day all other days.It is an exclusive Amstel Pub .....Decorated for Carnaval( Mardi Gra in the Netherlands) A definate locals pub withvirtually no tourist ....

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  • Decorated For Carnaval #2

    Cafe' de Punt is the oldest pub still operatingin old town IJsselstein.Closed on Wednesday, it opens around 3each day all other days.It is an exclusive Amstel Pub .....Decorated for Carnaval( Mardi Gra in the Netherlands) Locals Pub - come as you areVirtually no tourist ....

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IJsselstein Transportation

  • Connexxion Trams / Trains

    ~These are pictures of the tram stopin IJsselstein on the edge of town,the next to last stop.The tram them turns around, andheads back to the Utrecht area.It is clean and efficient, and alwayson time ....(website below is in Dutch only)

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  • Walking

    Old Town IJsselstein is totally walkablefrom one end to the other in a shortperiod of time .... locals ride bikes alot.Most of the "Old Town" does not allowvehicles to drive on the old cobble stonestreets.

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IJsselstein Shopping

  • Roodenburg Bike-Totaal

    Need a bicycle or afiets as the Duch say,check out this store.Every type of bike forall ages, and all theaccessories you maywant in one store.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The store also has a large selection of second hand usedbikes, many in great shape that were traded in for a new bike.Open: Tuesday - SaturdayClosed Mondays

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  • Bonbon Speciaalzaak Le Bonheur

    Hand Made Chocolates"A Must To Try Some"This place is great if youlove chocolates ....Each chocolate is hand made with real cream.~~~~~~~~~~~~For the guys ....If you stop in the local pub, the "Punt" for a few cold ones,it would be best to stop in and pick up a few chocolatesfor the boss at home. The shop is located 3 doors downfrom the...

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  • Food Shopping #2

    This is the largestgrocery store locatedin IJsselstein. Theyhave a large selectionof most everything thatyou would expect tofind in a grocery store.

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IJsselstein Local Customs

  • Zwarte Piet's

    The "zwarte piet's" mix with thecrowd during the festivities, andthe little kids do have the biggestsmiles you could imagine ....

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  • Zwarte Piet's Band

    The Zwarte Piet's Band entertainsthe crowd of people,marching aheadof the carriage that carried Sinterklaasand the Mayor of IJsselstein ....

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  • Sinterklaas & The Mayor

    After arrival in IJsselstein, nowSinterklaas joins the towns Mayorfor a carriage ride to City Hall forsome planned festivities ....

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IJsselstein Off The Beaten Path

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    by al_mary Written Oct 21, 2005

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    This is one of the oldest cemetary's
    in IJsselstein. It was educational to
    walk around the markers and see all
    the dates, some way back into the mid
    to early 1800's ....
    The family of our friends in IJsselstein
    are buried here.

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    • Historical Travel

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IJsselstein Sports & Outdoors

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    by al_mary Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    IJsslestein's volleyball Club
    is called "Vives". They are
    sponsored by one of the
    local sports halls named
    "Sporthal IJsselhal" ....
    They have their own little
    pub called: "Bar IJsselhal"
    which also serves food.

    The lady in the picture is Joke (Dutch name) that is
    pronounced: yo-ka who is the secretary to the volleyball
    club. She takes care of all the paperwork, and team court
    assignments and paperwork for local contests and regional
    tournaments at the club.

    Also are some pictures of a fun weekend tournament that
    draws about 24 regional teams ....

    Volleyball Tournament Volleyball Tournament Joke (yo-ka) Bar IJsselhal

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