|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$2.44|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$2.37|
|Loaf of white bread||$0.80|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$2.71|
Gorinchem, also known as Gorkum, is located in the South Holland province of the western Netherlands. Located just 51 km from the international airport at Rotterdam, there are plenty of cheap flights to Gorinchem available for tourists to enjoy the many attractions of this beautiful town.
Whether you are on bike, sailing or walking, you will be able to soak in the unique ambiance of the old city walls and fortifications, ports and warehouses; the rich history of Gorinchem is visible everywhere. The location of the walled city close to the wide Merwede and the mouth of the Linge provide very nice views from the ramparts. The star-shaped fortifications of Gorinchem are still largely intact and form a large green space in the middle of the old city with tree-lined avenues, shore landscapes and flowers. Since 1517, the 60-meter high Gothic St. John's Tower has defined the image of Gorinchem; during construction which lasted for decades, the lower echelon collapsed leading to the characteristic buckling.
Gorinchem is a vibrant city with a great cultural heritage; the town has a very lively theatrical event calendar and there are regular performances in its several theatres. The Artoteek has a fascinating collection of art that numbers more than 1,700, executed by more than 700 artists from all over the country. The Reflection Centre in the tower of the Great Church in Gorinchem symbolising reflective silence is a popular tourist spot. A special attraction for culture-lovers is the Cultural Route that opens up its doors to various cultural institutions and galleries every second Sunday of each month. The Gorcums museum has an interesting display of regional heritage; in addition to changing exhibitions, there is a good assortment of paintings by old masters and pioneering contemporary artists. Booking yourself on any of the cheap flights to Gorinchem just to enjoy the local culture can be a very good idea.
Gorinchem provides excellent dining out facilities in its cosy cafés and restaurants that are spread all over the town. The beautiful terraces are ideal for relaxing with a drink after a hectic day of sightseeing. There are plenty of hotels in Gorinchem that make your stay extremely pleasant.