According to linguists the word Doesburg means something like a mountain, a fortress or a settlement in the middle of a swampy area.
Surrounded by water
A walk through Doesburg - the best way to explore the city on the IJssel - is like a journey back in time. The town was given a new bulwark in the fourteenth century, to protect against the river water that still surrounds Doesburg. Since then, the street pattern has remained unchanged. The highest point on Doesburg is the Gasthuisstraat.
Doesburg is a pleasant size. Everything is within walking distance, which is useful because there is a lot to see. It is a joy to stroll through the town itself. The medieval streets with stunning buildings brings together culture and history. The fifteenth-century Martini church dominates the Doesburg skyline. Are you fit and healthy? Then climb the hundred-metre high tower. The effort is rewarded with a panoramic view across Doesburg and the IJssel.
City of Mustard
Even in Hanseatic times, Doesburg was well-known for its mustard. The traditional factory is still in operation. Anything you ever wanted to know about mustard can be found at the museum located in the factory. Just step into any one of Doesburg’s pubs or restaurants for a taste of the famous mustard. Doesburg mustard soup is on every menu.