Guided Tour of Loevestein Castle at Van der Valk Hotel Gorinchem

Go back in time and discover the rich history of Loevestein Castle during an engaging guided tour. Van der Valk Hotel Gorinchem offers the opportunity to learn more about the famous Hugo de Groot and the medieval inhabitants of the castle. This unique experience is perfect for a family outing, a day with friends, or an educational day with colleagues.

During the guided tour, an experienced museum guide will share everything about Hugo de Groot, his escape from the castle with the bookcase, and his influence on international law. You will also learn about the medieval life and the historical highlights of Loevestein Castle. The tours take around one hour and provide a profound insight into the fascinating history of this iconic location. Every tour ends with the possiblity to explore the castle and its surroundings on your own, with an average stay duraction of one and a half to two hours.


€20.50 per person, including entrance
€32.50 per person, including entrance and a welcome with coffe/tea and cake or pastries


Explore the histrorical treasures of Loevestein Castle with a guided tour book through Van der Valk Hotel Gorinchem. Learn more about the medieval inhabitants and the influential Hugo de Groot. Book today and complete your activity with an educational and engaging experience.

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Terms and Conditions

  • Available for bookings of 8 people or more with a guide
  • Reservation are based on availability and are available 7 days a week between 10 AM and 5 PM
  • A surcharge of €30 per guide is applicable for evening bookings (1 guide can guide a maximum of 15 persons)
  • Timetable Riveer (the ferry to Loevestein Castle from Gorinchem): Riveer operates daily in July and August directly to Loevestein; from May 1st to September 1st, Riveer only operates on weekends. Outside of this period, we suggest you to book a Watertaxi in advance.