Oudewater is the oldest city of the ‘green heart’ of the Netherlands. Situated where the IJssel river and the Linschoten rivulet meet.
Oudewater is a modern, lively community, proud of its history, natural surroundings and colourful citizens. The municipality of Oudewater has about 10.000 residents, living in Oudewater itself and a couple surrounding villages such as Snelrewaard, Papekop, Hekendorp, and Hoenkoop. Oudewater itself has about 7000 citizens.
Oudewater has an attractive historical city centre with a variety of shops and restaurants. You can also find multiple primary schools, sports clubs, and cultural facilities like a library in Oudewater.