Winter activities

The time of winter magic, hot chocolate, and atmospheric lights has arrived. A perfect moment to enjoy the surroundings and plan a fun day out during the Christmas holiday.


Looking for a winter walk? Explore the beautiful surroundings of Van der Valk Hotel Gorinchem with the Waterline Walk and unravel the rich history of this fortified city. The walk takes you along the 17th-century ramparts and reveals the enchanting side of Gorinchem in winter. 

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Gorcum Winter Festival

The Gorcum Winter Festival guarantees unforgettable Dutch winter fun! The ice rink is set up in winter atmospheres and offers pleasure for all ages, making it an ideal activity for a day out during the Christmas holiday. When you stay at Van der Valk Hotel Gorinchem, you receive a free ticket! View the opening hours here. 

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Light Walk

Join us on Saturday, December 9, for a walk with Santa Claus and his elves over the historic ramparts to the Town Hall Square, where the festive Christmas tree will be lit. You will receive a Christmas hat and a magic light wand. Afterward, enjoy a hot chocolate with whipped cream. Want to complete the evening? Stay overnight at our hotel for an unforgettable Christmas experience! 

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The annual Santarun in Gorinchem takes place on Saturday, December 16! Walk a distance over the city walls and through the city center in a Santa suit for a good cause. And, great news: the suits are going into recycling for the first time this year!

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