. the St Maarten church lost its spire in 1696 after a lightning strike
a golden unicorn above the Ubuntopia Flagship Store
the market square is surrounded by dozens of historical buildings
the restored Waterpoort is the only remaining of the old city gates
this boy indicates the maximum allowed water level
the statues above the entrance of the Oude Mannen en Vrouwenhuis, an elderly home from 1778
Zaltbommel is known for its "gutter Ghosts", this is Cupid taking aim at you
the fortified house of General Maarten van Rossem was built in 1535 and is now a museum
the spire of the Gasthuiskapl towers above historic houses
above the Waag, Lady Justice holds the scale
Zaltbommel is first mentioned as Bomela in a religious charter from 850 and in 1231
the town was granted cityrights.
Zaltbommel joined the Hanseatic League
in the 15th century and became an important
and wealthy trading center.
In the Dutch War of Independence
the city sided with the rebels and was then unsuccessfully
besieged by the Spanish army in 1573 and again in 1599.
The old center of Zaltbommel is well preserved and restored, featuring
the city walls, the market with City Hall, the St Maartens church, the Governors House and the City Castle
We visited Zaltbommel
in April 2023.
the Waalkade with in the distance the contours of the Martinus Nijhof bridge
you see the official flag of Zaltbommel throughout the city
a lineup of historical houses on the south side of Market Square
City Hall dates from 1763
this stork couple has taken up temporary residence near the old Jewish cemetery
the Gouveneurshuis belonged to Johan van Rossum and was built around 1550