Nature areas, beautiful polders, ancient rivers, medieval towns, rural villages, architecture, theater, shopping and shopping. Those who make a trip through Nissewaard will surely be surprised. On one side, the urban Spijkenisse with direct connection to the big city and, on the other side, the rural area with its picturesque medieval towns Geervliet, Heenvliet and the towns of Zuidland, Abbenbroek, Simonshaven, Hekelingen and Oudenhoorn. All these villages are located in the vicinity of the Bernisse, an ancient river that in the early Middle Ages was an important shipping route between Holland and Flanders. Today, the Bernisse is a beautiful recreation area with hiking and cycling trails and playgrounds. Spuimonding West, located on the tidal river Het Spui, is a true birds paradise. Various cozy restaurants are located throughout the area.
Nissewaard has a magnificent history. The Beggars sought their refuge in the past. In the thirteenth and fourteenth century city rights were awarded to the beautiful cities of Geervliet and Heenvliet. Thanks to that rich history, Nissewaard has more than 100 beautiful monuments, often accessible to the public. The connection with water is well reflected in old ground, rustic inland waterways and bridges. In the centers of the villages you feel the grandeur of past times.
Nissewaard is situated in a beautiful rural area. Enjoy canoeing, surfing, fishing, mountain biking or birdwatching in one of the many nature areas rich in Nissewaard. In addition to the various nature areas you can spend a day, there are many parks in and around Nissewaard where special birds, cattle, small mammals and plant species have found their way.
In the municipality of Nissewaard you can enjoy the water in different ways. In good weather, the recreational area De Bernisse is a wonderful area for swimming, surfing, canoeing or just being lazy. Fishermen can also enjoy the beauty of the beautiful recreation area in silence. Discover all the natural beauty, and especially the birds, with whistle boat De IJsvogel touring through the polders surrounding the city of Spijkenisse. And of course, you can enjoy the beautiful view from Spijkenisse across the Maas.
Nowhere is the contrast in architecture as big as in Spijkenisse. From the old village church to the Boekenberg (award winning design of Winny Maas, MVRDV). From the historic mill you will see the Theater de Stoep. The building is transparent with many windows and was designed by Ben van Berkel (UNStudio). Robin Stam designed the Eurobridges using the back of the euro notes of ten and fifty euros.
The city center of Spijkenisse has many trendy clothing stores and countless specialty stores. In addition, the main shopping areas can be found in the shopping streets. With more than 250 stores, Winkelhart Spijkenisse is the largest shopping center between Rotterdam and Zeeland. Every first and last sunday of the month is Sale Sunday.