Dordrecht Travel Guide

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Dordrecht Things to Do

  • De grote Kerk (the big church), Dordrecht

    De grote Kerk (the big church)

    About the Churchtower: The Gothic Big Church is the third biggest one in the Netherlands, and the tower is about 75 meters high (about 250 feet) and never finished. The dome-vault of the Big Church is the only one in The Netherlands fully made of stone. The Tower of the Big Church was build about 1182. A few centuries ago, the size of the...

  • Museum 't Zeepaert, Dordrecht

    Museum 't Zeepaert

    't Zeepaert is a large, late medieval house. In the last recent years the building was renovated by the owner.’t Zeepaert is a magnificent building – consisting of a front and aft house, with a well know history.End of the 15th century is was build. Parts are remaing from an earlier building dating back from around 1300. The building is strongly...

  • Landgoed Dordwijk, Dordrecht

    Landgoed Dordwijk

    Just north of the hospital, you can find three parks: Overkamp park, Landgoed Dordwijk and Dubbelmondepark. In the middle park "landgoed Dordwijk" you can see castle Dordwijk.Only once a month the English gardens are opened for the public. By means of a IVN guide you can visit the large gardens. The castle itself is still private property and is...

  • Castle Crabbehof, Dordrecht

    Castle Crabbehof

    Castle Crabbehof, located at walking distance from train station Dordrecht Zuid. Is worth a visit. The castle was first being recorded in documents originating from 1628. In 1808 a fire destroyed most and it was rebuild in a different style. In 1913 the building was restored in the present form. Since 2004 it is once again a private building after...

  • Museum 1940-1945, Dordrecht

    Museum 1940-1945

    A museum about the war and resistance.The position of Dordrecht in May 1940 was unique and of strategic importance due to bridges of Moerdijk en Zwijndrecht. This was the reason for founding the museum. The museum was opened by his royal highness prince Bernhard in 1988. The museum consist of 2 floors and displays various items like uniforms,...

  • Ark of Noah, Dordrecht

    Ark of Noah

    Come aboard of this replica of the oldest and largest wooden ship in the world and take part in activities which the whole family can enjoy. You get an impression of what the ship looked like and how Noah and his family must have lived.The Ark is approximately 20.000 square meters in size with showcases and presentations about Noah’s history,...

  • De Dordtse Boekenmakt (book market), Dordrecht

    De Dordtse Boekenmakt (book market)

    Once a year a largest book market of the Netherlands is being hold in the historical city center of Dordrecht.On the 5th of July 2015 it will be the 20th time with approximate of 75.000 visitors.

  • Dordt in Stoom, Dordrecht

    Dordt in Stoom

    This largest steam power event in Europe will be held every two years.In 2016 it is being held for the seventeenth time.Organisers expect 250,000 visitors at this steam celebration.Admission to ‘Dordt in Steam’ is free. Day-tickets will be sold for round trips on historic transport (the ‘Steam circuit Dordt’ - Stoomrondje Dordt).

  • Dutch painter Ary Scheffer, Dordrecht

    Dutch painter Ary Scheffer

    A Dutch born painter, probably more well known in France where he worked. Born in Dordrecht. Many of his paintings can be seen in the Dordrecht Museum.Read more at the link below.


Dordrecht Hotels

  • Bastion Hotel Dordrecht

    Bastion Hotel Dordrecht

    Laan de Verenigde Naties 363, , Dordrecht, Zuid-Ho

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Dordrecht

    Hotel Dordrecht

    Achterhakkers 72, Dordrecht, 3311 JA, The Netherlands

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • A.S. Design Suites

    A.S. Design Suites

    Very nice accomodations, only 3 rooms in the "hotel" nice view of the street below


Dordrecht Restaurants

  • Coffeelicious Breakfast and Lunchroom, Dordrecht

    Coffeelicious Breakfast and Lunchroom

    Quite a small and narrow cafe or lunchroom, therefore, the best is to go there as earlier as possible. If you fancy scones or cakes, it would be a few choices you can make. Their coffee is the best, and they have a Barista behind their coffee machine to make it for you. Saw other customers go for scones, we have yet to try. If you like, do go...

  • VAN DER STERRE., Dordrecht


    There is a BAKERY annex 'PETIT-RESTAURANT'. The family's name is C.M. Van der Sterre and the adres: Vriesestraat 97 3311 NP DORDRECHT tel. 078 - 613.32.86 You can call them to make reservations! Everything you would like to have a nice lunch or tea! And.......they are so very friendly there!

  • Restaurant in a beautiful setting near..., Dordrecht

    Restaurant in a beautiful setting near...

    A very well restaurant using only fresh daily supplies. Starting from 4 up to 8 courses. For information on the menu's please see their website.The restaurant, with half open kitchen, is located in the former coach house of castle Crabbehof.The restaurant offers their own olive oils and wines originating from the isle Korfu, Greece. All is great....

  • English style cakes, scones and..., Dordrecht

    English style cakes, scones and...

    Quite a small and narrow cafe or lunchroom, therefore, the best is to go there as earlier as possible.If you fancy scones or cakes, it would be a few choices you can make.Their coffee is the best, and they have a Barista behind their coffee machine to make it for you. Saw other customers go for scones, we have yet to try.If you like, do go for an...

  • Great Thai Food, Dordrecht

    Great Thai Food

    Small Thai Restaurant in the historical city center of Dordrecht. Great taste. Keng Paneng Talay. A mild spicy and light sweet curry with mixed seafood.

  • eat as much as you can, Dordrecht

    eat as much as you can

    At this big show cooking restaurant, for 17 Euro p.p (exluding drinks) you can eat anyting you want.You just walk along the buffets, and if you want, you let the chef 'wok' it for you.Well, the concept is familiar...capacity :700 persons! tip: drink the chinese tea, this way you can eat more ;) Tongfilet, fish!


Dordrecht Nightlife

  • popstage Bibelot, Dordrecht

    popstage Bibelot

    Lots of activities such as live bands, comedy cafe, DJ's, singers, festivals etc.Agenda on

  • sleep after a full day of..., Dordrecht

    sleep after a full day of...

    sleep after a full day of walking and cyclinganyone interested in the Netherlands as much as i am will not need convincing as to why they should go there warm comfortable clothing and a rain coat is a must

  • Dordrecht Hotels

    7 Hotels in Dordrecht

Dordrecht Transportation

  • Waterbus, Dordrecht


    The waterbus is an easy transport between Dordrecht and other cities along the rivers (Oude Maas, Noord and Merwede).There are two main "bus stations" one near the "Grote Kerk" at the Hooikade and the other at the Merwekade.From here you can travel all the way up to Rotterdam.

  • Poor First Impressions of Holland, Dordrecht

    Poor First Impressions of Holland

    Just brush up on your dutch and how to read the schedules before going to the country. From leaving Schipol, I was misdirected to Dordrecht instead of Utrecht. Upon querying a conductor when arriving at Dordrecht station, he made it a point to embarass me with loud overtones of what train to take. Immediately I felt either he was a racist S.African...

  • There are several trains from..., Dordrecht

    There are several trains from...

    There are several trains from the south of Holland (intercities from Breda) and the north of Holland (Rotterdam). A journey from both Breda of Rotterdam will take about 15 mins. There is also a possibility to take a highspeed-boat from Rotterdam, with some stopovers on the route. Nice way to travel, and you can see some nice sceneries. Trainticket...


Dordrecht Shopping

  • Second Hand Records, Dordrecht

    Second Hand Records

    Theo & Hugo & Eric are the Vinyl Vrienden (Vinyl Friends) who turn their storage units into a selling point once a month on average.Hugo manages unit 8 (Outlet 1) and is expanded business and probably will be open more often.Theo manages unit 11(Outlet 2) and is concentrating on albums.Eric is just helping out and always has more merchandise in his...

  • Pieters, Dordrecht


    The kitchen and kitchenware shop Pieters, situated in the Nieuwkerk (New Church) merits a second tip to show the interior. Various well known kitchen and kitchenware brands, cooking workshops, giftservice.

  • Kitchens and kitchenware, Dordrecht

    Kitchens and kitchenware

    This is probably the most amazing shop in Dordrecht. Situated in a church, it offers top range kitchens, pots and pans, kitchenware, oils and vinegars, design stuff. Opening hours:Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 09.30 - 17.30 hrsThursday 09.30 - 21.00 hrsSaturday 09.30 - 17.00 hrs


Dordrecht Local Customs

  • Weddings, Dordrecht


    At the city hall you can often witness mariages. On the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 am in 2003 my cousin married.My niece married here couple of years ago.Panoramic picture! Click on it to enjoy the full view

  • THE DORDRECHTS MUSEUM and..., Dordrecht



  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Dordrecht What to Pack

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    by mantel Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: small backpack for your camera and extra film ,a good quality raincoat and a bit of padding for your hard bike seat.forget the umbrella unless you are a good cyclist and can hold on with one hand or if you are walking it might be a good idea to have an umbrella

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: good weather shoes and clothes that offer a bit of warmth and waterproof,a really good raincoat,i cant stress that enough a good raincoat....

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: lip balm for protection against the wind

    Photo Equipment: no problem getting film and anything else you need

    Miscellaneous: maps and maybe a phrase book with a few handy HELP IM LOST PHRASES

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Dordrecht Off The Beaten Path

  • Nieuwkerk - a church which is no more a..., Dordrecht

    Nieuwkerk - a church which is no more a...

    Dordrecht's Nieuwkerk is a little outside the city center, but very near to the Groothoofdspoort. The church is from the late 16th century but there has been a church sind the 12th century on this place. The church was constructed in late gothic style, but the tower is newer dating from 1840. The church was abandoned in the 1960s, but was...

  • Kyck over den Dyck - Dordrecht's last..., Dordrecht

    Kyck over den Dyck - Dordrecht's last...

    Kyck over den Dyck means "look over the dyke" and is the nickname for Dordrecht's last windmill. After large restauration works, it is now in use as a corn mill making flour for the local bakeries. It was built in 1713 although you can't really recognize it.The mill is situated in an urban linving house area in the Noordendijk, near to the eastern...

  • Climb the tower of the "Grote Kerk", Dordrecht

    Climb the tower of the "Grote Kerk"

    I am not sure if the tip is "off the beaten path", but there are still many travellers who miss it. I know, it's hard to climb the 279 steps to the top of the church, but the view onto the city and its nearby area is impressive. You will also be very near to the big clock from 1629. If you have good weather and clear skies, look to the northwest:...


Dordrecht Favorites

  • Marina, Dordrecht


    The marina is my favorite place in Dordrecht. The area is quite open and there’s a good variety of yachts and old business frontages. This is where Dordrecht and you can still find signs of the original harbor.

  • Shopping in Dordrecht, Dordrecht

    Shopping in Dordrecht

    I wouldn't consider Dordrecht as a great shopping-city, but it is very sociable, because of the historical environment. It's also fun to combine it with visiting a big event.Shopping on sundays is possible every last sunday of the month.

  • Events in Dordrecht, Dordrecht

    Events in Dordrecht

    Dordrecht organizes a lot events, with it's beautiful historical decor:- Dordt in Stoom The biggest steam event in Europe. For 3 days steam heritage crosses the water, rails and streets of Dordrecht. - Dordt Monumenteel Hundreds of monuments are exposed during these days. You get free acces to some of Dordrecht fondest monuments and musea. -World...


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