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Schoonhoven

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Schoonhoven is a small town in the Dutch province of South Holland.

Understand

Formerly the town was famous for its silver, hence its nickname Zilverstad ("Silver City"). The town is well worth to visit because of many well preserved medieval buildings.

  • 1 VVV Schoonhoven (Tourist office), Kazerneplein 4, ✉ info@zilvermuseum.nl. Tu-Fr 11:00-17:00, Sa,Su 12:00-17:00. (updated Jun 2016)

Get in

By bus

Check with 9292.nl for detailed directions.

Get around

Walking or using a bike is the easiest way to travel in Schoonhoven. Distances are short, and everything is close to wherever you are.

See

145 buildings in the town are listed at the Netherland's Rijksmonument list.

  • 1 Grote of Bartholomeüskerk. A 13th century church. (updated Jun 2016)
  • 2 Weeshuis. A former orphanage bilt in the 19th century. (updated Jun 2016)
  • 3 Stadhuis (Town Hall). Originally 15th century building with 50 bell carillon. (updated Jun 2016)
  • 4 Waag (Weigh House). Built in 1617 and extended in 1758. Since 1971 it houses a restaurant. (updated Jun 2016)
  • 5 Nederlands Zilvermuseum (Silver Museum), Kazerneplein 4. Tu-Sa 11.00-17.00, Su 12.00-17.00. € 8. (updated Jun 2016)
  • 6 Edelambachtshuis (former granary). Now contains a collection of jewelry spanning a few centuries. (updated Jun 2016)
  • 7 Watertoren (Water tower). built in 1901, now hosts yet another zilvergalerie. (updated Jun 2016)
  • 8 Stadskorenpakhuis. A former 16th century granary. (updated Jun 2016)
  • 9 Doelenhuis. 18th century building. (updated Jun 2016)
  • 10 Synagoge. A former synagogue — It was built in the 19th century . (updated Jun 2016)
  • 11 Veerpoort. The 17th century gates. (updated Jun 2016)

Do

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Sleep

  • 1 Hotel Belvedère, Lekdijk West 4, ☏ +31 182 325222. Located in the historic city centre of Schoonhoven. €80 for a single room, €110 for a double room. 

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