You have a lovely view of the confluence of three rivers, when you walk through Groothoofdspoort gate, coming from the city centre. This is where Oude Maas, Noord and Beneden Merwede merge. This is Europe’s busiest shipping junction, with thousands of vessels passing through every year. In the past, this is also where most ships used to moor.
Counts, kings and other important figures would set foot on land here, when they visited the city. It is said that even Napoleon arrived here.