Welcome to the internetpage of the hanseatic city of Doesburg.
Doesburg, a rich history
Whoever arrives in Doesburg and drives over the river IJssel bridge will think that time has stopped here. Only a few cities in the country have been as well preserved as this old Hanseatic town. The medieval street-pattern is still completely intact. What's more, the inner town contains 150 protected monuments, reflecting Doesburg's rich history. In 1237, Doesburg received municipal rights and became a city. Doesburg's inhabitants are proud that their city received this title 60 years before Amsterdam! Today Doesburg has approximately 11.500 inhabitants and is still a county of it 's own.
Doesburg, a cultural city
Doesburg , due to it's history, is a culturally rich town. There are many art galleries and art shops. The Foundation for Doesburg's Musical culture frequently organises concerts in the Martinikerk. In various places in the city, various exhibitions are organised.
Doesburg, a shopping city
Whether you are looking for a supermarket or a beautiful antique shop, you will find it in Doesburg. In the old inner city there is a wide variety of small shops, which offer a friendly and traditional service. Ample terraces and benches make shopping in Doesburg during the summer months a pleasant and comfortable experience.
Those who are in search of recreation will find their share in Doesburg too. Beside the IJssel river there are several camping sites - from the small and cosy to the well-provided. Other possibilities are sailing and horse riding. Boating tourists will find a public harbour very near to the centre of town.
Doesburg, more than mustard
Doesburg is especially known as a mustard-city. Tens of thousands of tourists visit the mustard-museum which adjoins the mustard-factory yearly. Mustard here is still made according to a recipe going back many centuries ago. Other interesting museums in Doesburg include: De Roode Tooren (about the history of Doesburg and its environment), Fotografica (about the history of photography) and De Maurits 1940-1945 (about the second world war).
Useful additional information
Embassy UK The Netherlands
Lange Voorhout 10
2514 ED Den Haag
070 - 4 27 04 27
6981 CP Doesburg
Phone: 0313 - 47 90 88
(For accomodation as well)
Emergency call: 112
City Hall of Doesburg : 03 13 - 48 13 13
(Openinghours Mo - Thu. 8.30 - 17.00 hrs Fri. 8.30 - 12.00 hrs)
6981 BH Doesburg
Registrar city of Doesburg : 03 13 - 48 13 90
Medical post: 03 13 - 49 11 33
Police station (no emergency) : 09 00 - 88 44
Halve Maanweg 3
6982 AM Doesburg
(Tuesday and Thursday 13.00-16.30 hrs)