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WHO WE ARE

The Guild of Harderwijk Town Guides, founded in 1996, consists of a group of enthusiastic people who love to show you the historical center.

The town guide will tell you about the ancient history of Harderwijk.
Harderwijk has a rich history with the Hanseatic League, the Fortifications, the Fishery, the Mint, the Monasteries and the Colonial Part.

The historical wealth of a number of monuments can be admired both inside and outside, such as the beautiful paintings of the Great Church, the house of a fishing family, the stained glass windows of the St Catherine Chapel and of course the famous Fishing Gate.

WALKS AND PACKAGES

Daily Walks

Unique in The Netherlands!

Every day there is a town guiding tour of 1 ½ hour. The tour starts at 14.00hrs.
The costs are: € 5,- for an adult and € 2,50- for a child.
During the tour you will not only see many historical buildings, but you can even visit some of them!

You can apply daily until 13.00hrs at the start: the Tourist Information Point TIP in the beautiful hall of the Old Town Hall on the Market.

Click on the icon for location TIP Harderwijk

Opening hours
Monday 11am – 5pm
Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 5pm
Sunday from 11.30am – 4pm
Hanseatic Sunday (first Sunday of the month) 11.30 – 17.00

The TIP is available by phone daily from 10 am to 5 pm.

Tel: +31 6 10006180
Or for more information or applying see contact:

Theme Walks

• The Woman Tour, about the role of women in the history of Harderwijk.
• The Garden Tour, visiting parks, gardens with special trees and plants
• The Fishing Tour, about life of the fisherman during the 19th century
• The Fortress Tour, from the Middle Ages until today
• The University Tour, about the university period from 1648 till 1811
These walks last about 2 ½ hrs. A short break for a drink (at own expense) is possible.
The costs are € 7,50 per person.

For more information or applying see contact:

Tour on demand

You can have a walking tour with one of our town guides at any time. Just contact our coordinator.
You can decide for a tour of 1 ½ hours or 2 ½ hours.
You get information about the history of our town and you can visit well-known buildings that are only accessible with a town guide.
It is possible to have a short break for a drink.
The costs for a tour of 1 ½ hours are € 5,- per person with a minimum of € 20,-
The costs for a tour of 2 ½ hours are € 7,50 with a minimum of € 30,- (drinks at your own expense)

For more information or applying see contact:

Children’s Tour

Special tours for groups of 10 children or more, under guidance.

This tour lasts about 1 hour, but can be extended.
The costs are € 2,50 per child with a minimum of € 25,00 . Accompaniment is free.

For more information or applying see contact:

Arrangements

Meat or Fish tasting

In cooperation with Hotel Café Restaurant Monopole the Guild of Harderwijk town guides offers a tasting.

Your town walk will start from the Fishing gate during which extra attention will be paid to Harderwijk as a fishing town.

After this walk the town guide will take you to restaurant Monopole.

The possibilities for this tasting are:.

  1. Meat and fish tasting: consisting of hot and cold meat and fish food, rolls with (herb)butter, 1 consumption, jars with water and in the end coffee or tea €32,00
  2. Fish tasting: consisting of hot and cold fish food, served with rolls with (herb)butter, 1 consumption, jars with water and in the end coffee or tea €34,00
  3. There is an extra charge of € 5 for adding salad and French fries to both meals

A town walk of 1 ½ hours is included in these prices. 

For booking:

Coördinator culinair, Gilde van Harderwijker Stadsgidsen

0630867146

stadswandelingen@hotmail.com

Groups of minimal 6 persons

 

Lunch Arrangement

This arrangement starts at ‘Brasserie De Bank’ with coffee or tea and a variety of cakes.
After about 45 minutes our guide will meet you for a town walk of 1½ hrs. You will hear about the history of the town and visit some of the buildings.

After that the guide will take you back to the restaurant. Here a delicious lunch will be served consisting of:
– ‘Plank van de Bank’: several items of the lunch menu + a cup of soup
– a drink (wine, beer, soft drink) and a jug with cooled water
– coffee or tea
The price of this arrangement is € 36,00 per person, with a minimum of 4 persons.

For more information or applying see contact:

Cycle Tour Harderwijk

Harderwijk, a well-known fishing town, has turned into a touristic centre since the closing of the inland sea Zuiderzee.

The past is still visible in the old historical centre, but also in the surroundings of the town.
The Guild of Harderwijker Town Guides offers also cycling tours with a cultural and historical character. You will cycle with an experienced guide, partly through protected nature.
The trip of 25 km is in the direction of Ermelo and lasts 2 ½ hrs.
The trip of 40 km is in the direction of Hulshorst and takes 4 hrs. There is a stop halfway, drinks are included.

Start: Hotel Baars, Smeepoortsstraat 52 , Harderwijk
Costs: 2 ½ hrs trip € 8,- pp (minimal 4 persons)
4 hrs trip € 12,50 pp (minimal 4 persons)

For more information or applying see contact:

 

Boat and Walk

On board of the classical saloon boat Johanna you can view Harderwijk from the Wolderwijd. Besides, you will hear about the historical centre during a town walk.

The arrangement is made to the customer’s wish: first sailing and then walking or the other way around. The saloon boat leaves from and returns to Restaurant ‘Bij Oost’ (was: Veluvia). Minimum number of participants is 8 and maximum is 12.

The costs of the arrangement are € 20,- and you can inscribe at: www.stadsgidsenharderwijk.com
Of course, you can also contact:
Restaurant Bij Oost, Havendijk 1, 3846AC Harderwijk
Tel: +31 341 701468
www.bij-oost.nl 
welkom@bij-oost.nl

CONTACT

How to contact us
We are happy to answer all your questions.

Contact info general
tel: +31 (0)6-2349 1156
e-mail: info@stadsgidsenharderwijk.com

Contact  walks
tel: +31 (0)6-2349 1156
e-mail: coordinator@stadsgidsenharderwijk.com

Contact culinairy walks
tel: +31 (0)6-3086 7146
e-mail:culinair@stadsgidsenharderwijk.com

Website:
www.stadsgidsenharderwijk.com 

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