The Gorcums Museum is located in the heart of the lively fortified town of Gorinchem. It tells the history of the city and displays artworks from the past and the present. Moreover, there are regularly changing exhibitions on art, design and history. Visit our surprising museum shop and restaurant, ’t Oude Stadthuys.


Gorcums Museum
Grote Markt 17
4201 EB Gorinchem
The Netherlands


The Gorcums Museum is easily accessible for disabled persons and wheelchair users.

At the Gorcums Museum you will discover the fascinating history of Gorinchem. You will see the battle against water, the story of our trade and industry and the development of the fortress. You will meet historical figures, such as the Martyrs of Gorcum: nineteen clerics who were put to death in the 16th century. Part of our collection can be viewed online. The Gorcums Museum also provides guided group tours on request.

Gorinchem has been home to many artists. Come and see works by 17th-century artists, such as Aert van der Neer, Jacob van der Ulft, Cornelis Saftleven, and many others. The museum also holds artworks from later periods in its collection. In the twentieth century, Ad Dekkers, Jan van Munster and Ewerdt Hilgemann, among others, worked here. The Gorcums Museum regularly exhibits special works by those artists.

On the ground floor, you will find a wide selection of Gorinchem keepsakes as well as art and design items. You will also find there the welcoming restaurant, ’t Oude Stadthuys, where you can enjoy a drink or a sumptuous meal.

Besides visiting the Gorcums Museum, you can stroll through the historic city centre and over the ramparts, taking in the beautiful views over the river.

Museum opening hours

12.00-17.00 h

Tuesday – Saturday
10.00-17.00 h (Thursdays till 20.00 h)

13.00-17.00 h


Children 4 to 12 years and CJP€3.50
Groups from 10 persons€3.50 per person
School groups€2.00 per person

Museum admission is free as follows:

  • On Wednesdays
  • During Cultural Sunday (2nd Sunday of the month)
  • With Museum Card or ICOM
  • For members of Vereniging Rembrandt
  • For members of the historical association ‘Oud-Gorcum’
  • For subscribers to the museums art lending program
  • During changing of the exhibitions when announced on our website

The Gorcums Museum is located in the centre of the historic fortified city. Gorinchem is easily accessible by car and by train. There is always enough parking (free on Sundays) within walking distance in the Kazerneplein car park, or on the Groenmarkt next to the museum. From Gorinchem railway station it is a ten-minute walk to the museum.

Temporary exhibitions

Ontwerp: Novel Monday

Te land, ter zee en in de lucht

28 January – 3 September 2023
In this exhibition, artists are moving off the beaten tracks. Their vehicles explore the field of tension between form and function, reality and dream. Between what is and what could be.

Te land, ter zee en in de lucht