Top attractions

Old St. Nicolaaskerk

This church was built in 1310 and is one of the loveliest in the Netherlands. The tower, designed by the Italian architect Pasqualini, is the oldest and first Renaissance structure north of the Alps.

Visit the church

St. Nicolaasbasiliek

This basilica in Neo-Gothic style was built during 1885 – 1887 according to a design by architect Alfred Tepe.

Visit the basilica

Flour mill De Windotter

Standing on the southern corner of the rampart of old IJsselstein, this flour mill highlights the town's cultural-historic background.

Visit the mill

Castle tower

The monumental Loyertoren tower is a remnant of the once-renowned IJsselstein castle.

Discover the tower

Historic town hall

This splendid jewel of IJsselsein was built around 1560 by order of William of Orange, Baron of IJsselstein, who also provided the funding for construction.

Visit the town hall

Museum IJsselstein

Museum IJsselstein (MIJ) wants to make that which is close by special, and to bring that which is special close by. MIJ entices and enriches. The focus is on encounters, bringing together art and culture, IJsselstein and the world, big and small.

Visit the museum

Marnemoende marina

Marnemoende is a great starting point to explore the Utrechtse Waarden (Utrecht forelands) on foot, by bike or by boat.

Discover the marina

World's largest Christmas tree

The striking Gerbrandytoren tower in IJsselstein can be seen from all over the region, and is transformed into the world's largest Christmas tree during the winter holidays.

Admire the tree

Sailing through the past

IJsselstein looks surprisingly different from the water. Take a cruise during the weekend with Lady Berthe and Lord Gijsbrecht past the most scenic places.

Start sailing

Guided city walk

If you would like to learn more about the secrets of the most cherished fortified town in the Netherlands, go on a guided city walk through the historic centre.

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