Dordrecht, tourist information

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Coat of arms of Dordrecht
Coat of arms of Dordrecht

Number of inhabitants: 119.111
Number of national monuments: 882

Summary of Dordrecht


The Voorstraat in Dordrecht
The Voorstraat in Dordrecht

Dordrecht is the fourth city in the Dutch province of South Holland with approximately 118.665 inhabitants. Dordrecht was the first city in Holland to receive city rights in 1220. In the Middle Ages, the city developed as an important trading city. Dordrecht is really worth a visit.


Interesting history of Dordrecht


The Groothoofdpoort in Dordrecht
The Groothoofdpoort in Dordrecht

Dordrecht has a rich history in the field of culture.


Dordrecht Landmarks


The Merwekade in Dordrecht
The Merwekade in Dordrecht

Important sights in Dordrecht are in the first place the river quay at the Groothoofdspoort, furthermore the Grote Kerk with its unfinished tower. The inner harbors are also worth seeing. The city has about 900 national monuments. Statenplein was built in the twentieth century and is now the commercial center of the city. On the nearby Scheffersplein is a statue of the Dordrecht painter Ary Scheffer and on the Visbrug there is a statue of the brothers Johan and Cornelis de Witt. On the Noordendijk you will find the last remaining windmill in Dordrecht. Dordrecht also has a few courtyards: the Regenten- and Lenghenhof (1755), the Arend Maartenshof (1625), and the Van Slingelandthof (1542), the Clara and Mariahof (1880) can also be found there.
What is also recommended: Kunstrondje Dordt, this is a route in the center and surroundings of Dordrecht you will pass all the nice places in Dordrecht.


Shopping in Dordrecht


the Drievriendenhof in Dordrecht
the Drievriendenhof in Dordrecht

There are many shops in Dordrecht, here you will also find large chains but also small shops Voorstraat-Augustijn The historic shopping street of Dordrecht between Scheffersplein and Voorstraat-Noord. Voorstraat West In the middle of old monumental buildings and facades it is very attractive to shop and in the Voorstraat-West you will be amazed by the many specialty shops. Here you will find all kinds of small but also larger, unusual, nice or beautiful shops with something for everyone. Vriesestraat The Vriesestraat is a street where there is always something happening, fun events and a wide variety of shops.

Dordrecht:

Shopping evening: Thursday
Every Sunday shopping Sunday


Things to do in Dordrecht


Library Aanzet in Dordrecht
Library Aanzet in Dordrecht

In the beautiful city of Dordrecht you also have a number of Museums / Attractions / Theaters / Cinemas, check the list.


MUSEUMS DORDRECHTATTRACTIONS DORDRECHT
  • Dordrecht museum Click here for the site.
  • The Dordts Patrician House – Museum on the Maas Click here for the site.
  • House of Gijn The old house of Simon van Gijn Klik here for the site.
  • Museum ”40 – 45” This museum shows the Drecht region during the war years 1940-1945. Click here for the site.
  • National Medical Museum Click here for the site.
  • National Education Museum Click here for the site.
  • Climb the Grotekerk in Dordrecht. Click here for the website
  • Cruise Click here for the website
CINEMAS DORDRECHTTHEATERS DORDRECHT
  • Cinema The Movies Cinema with regular and special programming. Click here for the site.
  • energy house Click here for the site.
  •  Damiët van Dalsum puppet theater Click here for the site.
  • Theater Kunstmin Click here for the site.
  • To Be Cultural Center Click here for the site.

Nature & Parks in Dordrecht


The New Port in Dordrecht
The New Port in Dordrecht

In the city of Dordrecht is a city with a reasonable green environment, there is a large nature reserve in the area, namely the Biesbosch, this forest is maintained by natural monuments.
In the city itself there are also large parks, including the Wantijpark and Park Merwestein, but there are more, because you still have the Weizigtpark and finally Landgoed Dordwijk.


Steps in Dordrecht


Scheffersplein in Dordrecht
Scheffersplein in Dordrecht


In Dordrecht you can also find entertainment venues including a number of nice bars and discotheques. for the real step work you can divert to Rotterdam.


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