Asperen Tourism

Asperen is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is a part of the municipality of Lingewaal, and lies about 10 km east of Gorinchem on the river Linge. It received city rights in 1313. In Roman times Asperen was the location of the Roman settlement Caspingium from which it takes its name. In 2001, the village of Asperen had 2932 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.72 km², and contained 1087 residences. The statistical area "Asperen", which also includes the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 3060. Until 1986, Asperen was a separate municipality; until that year, it was located in the province of South Holland. Dirk Willems was a notable resident, as a sixteenth-century martyred Anabaptist - most famous for his act, after escaping from prison, of turning around to rescue his pursuer, who had fallen through thin ice while chasing Willems. This resulted in Willems being recaptured, then tortured and killed for his faith. A number of family surnames and variations originate from this place name, such as Van Asperen, Asperenn, Asperenns, Asperens, Asperene, Asperenes, Asper, Asperren, Aspperen and Aspperens.


Explore popular vacation packages for Asperen, Netherlands and kick-start your vacation planning for free. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Rotterdam, Netherlands. Take a short trip from Asperen and set some time aside to explore the Rotterdam. Dotted with places like Amsterdam Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, The Rembrandt House Museum; it will definitely be a good idea. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Rotterdam The Hague Airport. A holiday in Asperen can generally be of 1-2 days.

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