Arkel (also: Het gat) is a village in the Dutch province of South Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Giessenlanden, and lies about 3 km north of Gorinchem.
Arkel is a former municipality. In 1986 it became part of Giessenlanden.
In 2001, the village of Arkel had 2752 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.42 km², and contained 1125 residences. The statistical area "Arkel", which also includes the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 3220.
Though there are little places of cultural interest in Arkel, there is a 19th-century domed church and a 19th-century windmill.