Silver town Schoonhoven
The silver-town Schoonhoven is worth a visit. It is fine situated near the Lek river and it offers its visitors everything concerning gold, silver and ornaments. In Schoonhoven a famous sivercraft school has been established. In the former barrack of the Dutch Army the Dutch Silver Museum presents a unique collection of more than thousand antique and curious objects.
Other attractions in town are the Edelambachthuis (noble craft house) and the Style Clock Factory. Specially recommended is a visit to the old water tower, in which modern artists show their silverworks. Do not forget shopping in the 17 th century city centre of Schoonhoven and enjoy the old gables.
You should also see the magnificent surroundings of Schoonhoven. Just rent a bike and get a cycling-map at the tourist-office or take a lovely walk along the Vlist river. Schoonhoven city centre as well as the rural countryside are within 5 minutes from Villa Voorncamp. By car you can drive to Rotterdam and Utrecht within half an hour and Amsterdam in just one hour.