Dordrecht Travel Guide

  • Dordrecht
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  • Dordrecht
    by FlyingDutchmen
  • Dordrecht
    by FlyingDutchmen

Dordrecht Highlights

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     Lot of art and monuments, beautiful nature 

  • Con
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     few museums or big touristy destinations 

  • In a nutshell
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     Long histories town 

Dordrecht Things to Do

  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • visit 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 church's...

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  • Canal Tours

    The city covers the Dordrecht Island, but three long canals divide the old town into smaller islands. Boat trips are available during the summer months to tour the canal and marina.

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  • Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk - Our Lady's...

    The center piece of the harbor, the Grote Kerk (Big Church) dates from the 11th century. The tower was begun in the 14th century but never completed to either its original or revised design. The organ also has a colorful history that spans centuries.

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  • Simon van Gijn Museum

    This Museum is the old house of banker and art collector Simon van Gijn. Walking trough this house gives you an impression of the way of living of the rich, in the 19th century.Walking trough this big house was kind of scary for me. Probably because many of ghosthouses I visited looked like it. It's got a very dull smell. After all it really was...

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  • Stadhuis (City Hall)

    Every first sunday of the month, the city hall is open for visitors.It was build in 1383 and has got a beautiful rich interior.ext to the beautiful halls, you can also view wedding pictures.

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  • Groothoofd

    The 'Groothoofd' is a famous historic area of Dordrecht. For centuries, this was the place foreigners and royalties came to land.When visiting Dordrecht, you really have to come sit here and enjoy the view of 3 big rivers coming together. Te view also was inspirational for many painters and poetry writers.You can also drink and eat something at the...

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  • The Biesbosch

    National parc the biesbosch is ' green silence'.The 7100 hectare big area has it's own specific plants and animals.You can take guided walking tours.When you don't like walking, you can make a tour by boat.The parc also has got a day recreation area, where there are little beaches, skate- and cyclingroutes, a golfparcour, restaurant, hotel and...

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Dordrecht Restaurants

  • VAN DER STERRE.

    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!

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  • 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!

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  • The beer is good the tapas are so so

    After walking all day around Dordrecht we were tired and wanted to find some nice place to relax, have a beer, and something small to eat. The Tapas place sounded like a great place. This place has 2 floors, bar and some tapas are found on the first floor and the second one is a restaurant.The service was rather slow, the waitress was too busy...

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  • In de Vergulde Lampet

    A lunchroom that, according to the IENS restaurant website, is quite good. In summer there's a terrace outside. The generous sandwiches are recommended.

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  • Pub restaurant De Reiziger

    I didn't go here but it looked really nice and busy. A pub-restaurant (eetcafé) is usually not very expensive.

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  • De Stroper

    Located on a little bridge in the center of Dordrecht. Very nice welcome, good food, maybe the service is a little bit too overbearing. There are good value menus. Have a look at the website.

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Dordrecht Nightlife

  • popstage Bibelot

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

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  • 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

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Dordrecht Transportation

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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Dordrecht Shopping

  • 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...

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  • Pieters

    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.

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  • 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

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Dordrecht Local Customs

  • Weddings

    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

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  • THE DORDRECHTS MUSEUM and...

    THE DORDRECHTS MUSEUM and SIMON VAN GIJN MUSEUMFOR MORE INFO see my TRAVELOGUES full of surprises...or.....email me!!

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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'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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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:...

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Dordrecht Favorites

  • Marina

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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