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Culemborg is a municipality and a city in the centre of the Netherlands. The city has a population of, and is situated just south of the Lek river. Direct train lines run from the railway station towards the cities of Utrecht and Den Bosch.HistoryCulemborg, formerly also spelled Kuilenburg or Kuylenburgh, received city rights in 1318. For a long time, Culemborg was independent from any counties or duchies in the Netherlands. The city had gained the right of toll collection and the right of asylum: it was a so-called 'Vrijstad' (free city). In practice, this meant that people who had fled to Culemborg from other cities (for example due to bankruptcy) could evade their creditors in Culemorg. The creditors would not be allowed entry into the city. This did not mean that criminals could escape justice in Culemborg: the city had its own justice system which could sentence criminals. In Amsterdam, the phrase 'Naar Culemborg gaan' (Going to Culemborg) became synonymous with going bankrupt.In Joan Blaeu's map of 1649, Culemborg remains entirely enclosed by walls behind its city moat-like encircling canals. The moated castle stands outside the city walls. Houses present a united front along streets and the two canals that cut the city in three sections, but they all face gardens behind, and market gardens are plentiful within the city walls.
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Popular things to do in Culemborg

Elisabeth Weeshuis Museum ©
Children’s Museum
Elisabeth Weeshuis Museum
Duration: 1h 30 min
Elvis Presley Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Elvis Presley Museum
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lanxmeerpoort-Binnenpoort te Culemborg
Historic Walking Area
Lanxmeerpoort-Binnenpoort te Culemborg
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Culemborg

Huis Doorn ©
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Huis Doorn Doorn
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Duration: 4 hours
The Gardens of Appeltern ©
The Gardens of Appeltern Appeltern
Duration: 2h 30 min
Amerongen Castle ©
Amerongen Castle Amerongen
Duration: 1h 30 min

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