In Geertruidenberg you can use your imagination: Ramparts and moats remind you of its function of fortification city.
The impressive triangular marketplace, surrounded by trained lime trees and beautiful restored houses, gives you an impression of the important former trade function.
The Mountain of St. Gertrudis
The name of Geertruidenberg originates from the “Mountain of St. Gertrudis”. In reality that mountain was only the highest point of a sand hill. The legend tells that St. Gertrudis in the year 645 founded there a monastery.
The Key of Holland
In the year 1213 when Count Willliam I granted city rights, Geertruidenberg became the first city in the county of Holland. The city became recognized as an important trade center, a place where counts, nobles and representatives of other cities gathered to do their business and promote their interests.