Woudrichem is a small beautiful medieval town in the south of the Netherlands at the point where the rivers Maas and Waal converge and continue as the river Merwede and it still has its medieval earth wall fortifications. Throughout the centuries, not many changes took place in the old town. This makes Woudrichem’s old town an especially beautiful for photographers. For the best shoots, visit it on Sunday morning- there almost no cars or people. The time stopped sometime in the past. The origins of the town on this strategically important point remain rather unknown, but it is estimated that Woudrichem was founded in the 9th century. It gained city rights in 1356. The town is a popular destination for a day-trip, especially in combination with Slot Loevestein and the bigger town of Gorinchem. Woudrichem is also one of the eleven official Dutch Fortress Towns: a series of strongholds that for centuries formed the so-called Holland Water Defence Line, which was a continuous strip of low-lying polder land stretching from the IJsselmeer to the river Merwede.