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

Wednesday to Sunday 13.00 – 17.00 hrs
Please reserve your visit by calling +31 183-632821.


Children 4 to 12 years and CJP€4.50
Groups from 10 persons€4.50 per person
School groups€2.00 per person

Museum admission is free as follows:

  • On Wednesdays
  • On Cultural Sunday (2nd Sunday of the month)
  • With Museum Card or ICOM

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.

Changing exhibitions

On the move

11 April to 13 September 2020
Artworks normally just hang on the wall, doing nothing. But why shouldn’t they be able to move, or make sounds? In this exhibition, the Gorcums Museum shows contemporary art in motion.

On the move

Frozen in Motion

12 March to 10 May 2020
Works by two regional artists who are inspired by organic growth: the watercolours by Marianne Boudesteijn and the poetic plant prints by Ingrid Geesink.

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