Visiting address

Loevestein 1, 5307 TG Poederoijen

Tip! The best way is over water

You sail on the Waal, the busiest river in Europe, while you enjoy an amazing view, the beautiful floodplains and the characteristic villages. In the distance you can see Loevestein looming on the horizon. What a way to approach the castle!

With a combination ticket (entrance ticket + boat license) you can sail every day in the high season and every weekend in September between Gorinchem, Woudrichem, Loevestein and Fort Vuren. Read more about the sailing times and departure points of Riveer and the small pedestrian ferry Woudrichem that sails between Woudrichem and Loevestein.

By car

Route planners and GPS indicate Loevestein poorly. Please use the directions below.

By car from Breda / Gorinchem
  • A27 exit 22 Nieuwendijk / Woudrichem
  • Follow N322 direction Zaltbommel
  • Exit Loevestein (just after the lock over the dammed up Maas)
By car from Utrecht / Den Bosch
  • A2 exit 17 Zaltbommel
  • Follow N322 direction Brakel
  • Exit Loevestein (just after Brakel and Poederoijen)


Loevestein has free parking for up to 230 cars. There are also four campervan pitches at the parking site. From the parking lot it is about a ten minute walk to the fortress. Disabled people can drive to the smaller parking lot, close to the entrance of the castleor can be dropped off at the fortress bridge.

Herd animals in the Munnikenland

In Munnikenland you can encounter herd animals like the Konik horses or the ‘Rode Geus’ Rode Geuzen and Konik horses roam freely here all year round, including on the roads and cycle paths. They can just cross the road and sometimes stand in the way. Stick to the recommended speed of 30 km/h, so you can react in time. The herd animals always have priority. Wait until the animals have moved on and do not cross the herd. Even though they look very impressive, they are not dangerous. Leave them alone, do not pet them and enjoy these beautiful animals from a distance (minimum 25 meters). Feeding is not allowed.

Frequently asked questions accessibility & routeFind out more about these animals in this brochure from Staatsbosbeheer

By bike

Enjoy the beautiful nature reserve “Het Munnikenland” when you arrive by bike on the Schouwendijk. The beautiful nature with its flowers, birds, Konik horses and Red Geuzen is very photogenic.
You can park your bicycle at the parking places opposite the bridge on the water. Bicycles are not allowed inside the fortress.
Loose batteries of electric bicycles can be charged free of charge at the cash register (note: limited capacity).

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Public transport


You can take the train to Zaltbommel and continue your journey with HaltetaxiRRReis. With HaltetaxiRRR, you can travel to Loevestein from every bus or train station in Gelderland. Please have a look at HaltetaxiRRReis or call: 0031- 85 – 0046699.

You can also take the train to Gorinchem. From the station you can walk in about 20 minutes to the jetty at Buiten de Waterpoort, where you can use the ferry that drops you off in front of the entrance. Until 12.15 pm you take the ferry to Woudrichem and there you change to the pedestrian ferry which takes you to Loevestein. After 12.15 the ferry goes directly to Loevestein castle. Then it is a ten minute walk to Loevestein.

By bus

Take bus 121 (Gorinchem – Den Bosch) or take local bus 621 (Werkendam – Den Bosch) or 221 (Almkerk – Almkerk) .

Get off at the Rondeel in Woudrichem and walk in about 15 minutes to Voetveer Woudrichem . Here the ferryman drops you off on Gelders territory after a short crossing and you walk through the beautiful Munnikenland to the castle within 10 minutes.

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