'Wijk bij Duurstede' means 'Neighbourhood by Duurstede'. Duurstede is the name
of the nearby castle/ruin, also called Dorestad, where the bishop of Utrecht
used to live. Wijk bij Duurstede is located at the place where Dorestad used to
be, an important Frisian trade settlement during Carolingian times, that was
pillaged around 850 by the Vikings.