In the city of Doesburg, history and culture collide in the best possible way. The picturesque Hansa town on the River IJssel exudes the atmosphere of a medieval town, yet boasts a true sense of liveliness; making it a place to be admired and discovered. It does not really matter where you find yourself in Doesburg: every narrow alley or cosy square of this historic fortified town is more beautiful than the previous one. “The whole of the town feels like an attraction,” says city promoter Niels Weijers. “The medieval buildings and more than 150 monuments take you back centuries.” For the first mentioning of Doesburg we have to go back to 1053, when the city’s name first appears in a legal document.