Woerden Things to Do
Woerden is a lovely town close to Utrecht. The town has a castle, fascinating church and a good variety of shops, restaurants and bars which should keep almost everyone happy. Take time to shop with the locals - the shopkeepers are very friendly and helpful and, if you are unsure about what you want, they are willing to let you "try before you buy". Locals are also willing to help out with translations and recommendations.
In the evening the bars are lively and welcoming and most are open until at least 0100 and if you feel like having a walk round town before going back to your hotel, you will be completely safe doing so.
There are walks along the canal towpaths which are both peaceful and beautiful - we saw ducks and swans on the canal and 2 roe deer in someone's front garden!
If you want to explore further afield there is a regular train service to Utrecht and from here you can connect to most stations in the Netherlands.Related to:
- Castles and Palaces
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
The Lutheran church is a three-aisled building from 1646. The Lutheran community of Woerden is the oldest in the entire country and dates back to 1520. In 1580 the church was officially legalized and was allowed to exist next to the official Calvinist reformed church. At first the Lutherans met in a house, until this church was built. Although often called a hidden church its purpose is recognizable from the outside.
The reformed church, or Petruskerk, is a late-Gothic church from the 15th century and had at least two predecessors, built on the location of the Roman castellum. The tower is older and dates from ca. 1375. An ambulatory was added to the choir in ca. 1500.
Favorite thing: and leave this beautiful church. But they were calling for me so I had no choice but to leave the church.
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