Fortress of Geertruidenberg - Geertruidenberg

N 51.701059 / E 4.859794

Geertruidenberg gives you a taste of the past. In the year 1213, Count William I of Holland granted city rights to what was then still 'Sint Geertruidenberg'. The city was an important trading centre in the late Middle Ages. Counts and nobles met here to negotiate about their interests. The conflict between the Hoeken and Kabeljauwen (two political movements within the elite of the county of Holland), also called the Hoekse en Kabeljauwse twisten, in 1420 made the prosperous position increasingly difficult. When the Sint Elisabethflood came in 1421, it put an end to the city's trading function. It became a border fortress of Holland.

Only since 1813 has Geertruidenberg been definitively part of Noord-Brabant. You can still taste the past here during a walk through the centre. Take a rest at one of the terraces on the historical market square while looking out at the monumental Geertruids church. The church is open to the public daily during the summer months.


Fortress of Geertruidenberg
Markt 46
4391 BT Geertruidenberg

Contact details
T: +31 162-517689

Opening hours
Open 24 hours
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