The town of Oudewater has a glorious history and this is best visible in its beautiful historic town centre. The history of Oudewater can best be felt, tasted and experienced with a guided tour. There are several museums, churches and monuments to admire.



For almost one hundred years, visitors from all over the world, have been visiting the Witches Weighhouse in Oudewater. “The Waag” was in use for witch-trials from the 16th to the 18th century and weighted people that were accused of sorcery. When your bodywieght was below a certain level (light enough to fly on a broomstick) you were determined a witch and burned at the stake.

Nowadays people can still take their place on the large scales and, as in the past, receive their personal certificate.