Tour of heritage between Schoonhoven and Gouda

  • The Netherlands
  • South Holland
  • Krimpenerwaard
  • 52.53 km (Approximately 03:05 u)
  • Cycling route 465337

Tour of heritage between Schoonhoven and Gouda

  • The Netherlands
  • South Holland
  • Krimpenerwaard
  • 52.53 km (Approximately 03:05 u)
  • Cycling route 465337
This cycling route introduces you to the repurposed heritage in Schoonhoven, Haastrecht and Gouda. The route starts in Schoonhoven, where you will discover the rich silver history. Take the time to visit the Silver Museum. You cycle to Haastrecht and Gouda via the winding river Vlist. In historic Gouda you will get to know many interesting buildings, such as a former orphanage and an old electricity factory. You cycle back to Schoonhoven via the green polders of the Krimpenerwaard. This route starts from the Tourist Transfer Point (TOP) Schoonhoven. The route to the TOP is well signposted and you can park here for free. Before you go home, drink a cup of coffee at the beautifully situated Restaurant Rivero Schoonhoven. You have a beautiful view over the Lek!


# Description Distance
TOP Schoonhoven (Rivero, 2871CC, Krimpenerwaard, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Schoonhovens Edelambachtshuys (2871 CK, Krimpenerwaard, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.31 km
Nederlands Zilvermuseum (2871CZ, Krimpenerwaard, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.67 km
13 (2871, Krimpenerwaard, South Holland, The Netherlands) 1.94 km
11 (2855AT, Krimpenerwaard, South Holland, The Netherlands) 4.38 km
30 (2855AK, Krimpenerwaard, South Holland, The Netherlands) 4.99 km

Pause places

Restaurant Rivero Schoonhoven

Buiten de Veerpoort 4
2871 CC Krimpenerwaard

The common thread at Rivero is boundless enjoyment. They want you to experience that with all your senses. From the ambiance, to the dishes, drinks, the music and the view - this is a great starting point for your discoveries. Are you curious, hungry, thirsty or just in the mood for a chat? Then book a table or take a seat. You can of course go there for lunch and dinner, but there is a wide range of delicious snacks, plates and bites 2 share throughout the day. Ideal for hungry walkers and cyclists on the road in beautiful Schoonhoven!


Schoonhovens Edelambachtshuys

2871 CK Krimpenerwaard

A unique building, with a unique content, in a unique city. The Schoonhovens Edelambachtshuys is located in the former Jewish synagogue of Schoonhoven. The history of Schoonhoven comes together in this building. Silver has always been present within the building and still predominates today.

Nederlands Zilvermuseum

2871CZ Krimpenerwaard

This former monastery was built in 1412, but largely destroyed during the city fire of 1518. The monastery was restored, but Catholic services were banned following the Reformation. Part of the building was redeveloped as an arsenal and the other part as an old women's home. In the 18th century, the building became a warehouse and school. In 1862 the building was renovated and converted into a barracks. Later the conscientious objectors were housed here. Today, the Silver Museum is located in the south wing. This museum, located in the former harbor barracks, shows the history of Dutch utility silver: from ore to the actual end product. The collection provides a representative picture from 1600 to the present day. In the Silversmithy, artisan blacksmiths reveal their secrets, after which visitors can get to work in the Silver Lab. Take a look here and see, feel, smell and hear silver.

Poldermuseum Gemaal De Hooge Boezem

2851BB Krimpenerwaard

The Hooge Boezem pumping station was built in 1872 in the bowl of Haastrecht, on the Vlist. It is now a polder museum where you can learn everything about extraction, drainage and water management in the Krimpenerwaard.


2811HJ Bodegraven-Reeuwijk

Huize Groeneweg

2801 ZE Gouda

Huize Groeneweg (the former Alexian monastery Emmaus) is the only remaining monastery building in Gouda that is still almost complete. In 1395 the Brothers Alexians bought this building and in 1464 the chapel was added and the complex was further expanded. The Alexians lived in great poverty and depended on donations from the community. To make some money, the Alexians cared for and buried plague sufferers. Hundreds of skulls were found in the garden during the restoration of the monastery in 1982. Today the Alexian Monastery is an apartment complex.

Museum Het Catharina Gasthuis

Achter de Kerkgracht
2801PR Gouda

MuseumgoudA is now located in the Catharina Gasthuis, the former city hospital of Gouda. The collection of this museum includes works by Jan Steen. The building's past as a hospital is still visible. Take a look, for example, in the Surgeons Guild Room, the complete pharmacy interior of the Gouda city pharmacy and the 'dolcel' where psychiatric patients were locked up. Open: Tues to Sun

Sint Janskerk De Gouden Glazen

Sint-Janskerk 16
2801 JW Gouda

At 123 meters, the Sint-Janskerk is the longest church in the Netherlands. The church is famous for its Gouda Glass, this is a special collection of stained glass windows from the 16th and 17th centuries. In addition to the church services, concerts and guided tours are often given. Open: Mon to Sat.

Roode Leeuw

2801 VE Gouda

The De Roode Leeuw flour mill on the Vest is the largest of the still existing Gouda mills. It was built in 1727 and remained in operation until the early twenties of the last century.

Zilvergalerie de Watertoren

Watertoren Schoonhoven 25
2871 SW Krimpenerwaard

Schoonhoven's water tower is considered the most beautiful in the Netherlands and was designed in 1901 by architect De Jongh. In 1992 the water tower was sold for one guilder as a national monument. The water tower has been restored and put into use by three silversmiths and a silver gallery. The silver gallery shows the work of both national and international silversmiths. You can take a guided tour of the silver workshops or visit the gallery by appointment.

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