Acquoy Tourism

Acquoy is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is a part of the municipality of Geldermalsen, and lies about 12 km east of Gorinchem. In 2001, the village of Acquoy had 278 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.079 km², and contained 115 residences.The statistical area "Acquoy", which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 520. In January 2006 Acquoy had 617 inhabitants. According to popular legend a "Jan van Arkel" was the first to have settled the village of Acquoy, when he returned from the crusades in 1133. However, this is highly unlikely, because there were no crusades in the period around 1133. The first crusade was from 1096–99 and the second one was from 1147-49. Some sources report that the Jan van Arkel mentioned was in fact Jan I van Arkel. However, he lived a century later and had the nickname "de Sterke", which means "the strong". In 1305 Acquoy is mentioned as part of the property of the lords of Voorne. In 1364 Catherina van Voornenburgh rented her house together with the stronghold of Acquoy to Otto van Arkel for a period of 10 years and later he bought it. From that moment on, Acquoy, like Arkel itself and Gellicum, belonged to the Lordship of Arkel. After Acquoy changed hands several times, it was bought by Floris van Egmond, Count of Buren, in 1513. Through the marriage of Willem of Orange with the granddaughter of Floris van Egmond, Anna van Egmond in 1551, Acquoy, together with Leerdam, became property of the House of Orange and part of the County of Holland. The shire of Acquoy was made a barony in that time. Acquoy remained property of the House of Orange until 1795, when it became part of Holland, together with Leerdam. At this time the title of Baron of Acquoy disappeared. However, this did happen without protest of the local population. In 1820 it became part of the province Gelderland, because it became part of the municipality of Beesd. The shield of the Barony of Acquoy can nowadays still be viewed in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. Acquoy is located at the old turn of the river the Linge, which was diverted, so it nowadays lies at a dead-end U-formed side arm of the river. The village got its typical long stretched form, parallel to the river, because people used to build their houses on, or directly behind, the Linge dike. The name Acquoy is mentioned in scripts dating back to 1311, but there is some uncertainty where the name arises from. Some say that the name is from the Germanic *agaza, "magpie," and ooi, "low soggy land." "Ooi" is also found in other names; Wadenoijen, Poederoyen and Ammerzoden (= Ammerzoyen). According to the same theory the name "Rhenoy" is a combination of "Rhenus" (=Rijn, Rhine river) followed again by "ooi". Others point out that "Acquoy" is mentioned in old scripts as Eckoy or Echoy and this would mean that it was the lowland of lord Akko or Ekko. This was supposed to be a Friesian, but this is very uncertain. Acquoy is famous as the birthplace of Cornelius Jansensius (Jansen), bishop of Ypres (=Ieper), whose theological views brought forth the movement called Jansenism.


Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Acquoy, Netherlands. Explore Acquoy travel guide before you plan your trip here. Acquoy is located at a short trip away from Rotterdam a major city in Netherlands. Attractions in Rotterdam include Amsterdam Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, The Rembrandt House Museum. Also, to reach Acquoy, you'll have to take a flight to Rotterdam; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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  • Know the pollution level of Acquoy before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 34.46 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40.32 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 26.56 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 31.67 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25.83 (Low)
  • How safe is Acquoy for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Acquoy.

    • Burglary and Theft 40.24 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 24.38 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 13.13 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 21.88 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35.26 (Low)
    • Attacks 26.28 (Low)
    • Drug offense 35 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 88.13 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 70.73 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.75 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.72 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 42.5 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Acquoy is 174.15 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 70.44 (High)
    • Climate Index 87.16 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 31.71 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30.75 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 78.07 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 73.02 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.34 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 83.33 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Acquoy

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.17 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.9 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 101.94 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 109 USD

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