Plan your visit

Dordrecht is easily accessible by car, train, bus, bicycle and water. Dordrecht is surrounded by water and lies on the A16 motorway between Rotterdam and Breda, and is also quickly accessible from the A15. Dordrecht's historic inner city is closed off to car traffic, where pedestrians have all the space they need. Parking is not possible in this car-free area.

To the centre

The center is easiest to reach by bicycle or public transportation. Do you come by car? Then it is best to park on the edge of the center in the Weeskinderendijk parking lot (free) or in the Energiehuis parking garage.

Free shuttle bus

From parking lot Weeskinderendijk you can walk to the city center in 10 minutes. A free shuttle bus runs on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to the city center, stop center at Johan de Wittstraat.

Free bicycle parking

You can park your bicycle safely and free of charge in the bicycle sheds in the city centre. This is possible in the bicycle sheds Achterom (entrance on Raamstraat) and Statenplein (entrance on Kolfstraat). More about this on our bicycle parking page.

Shared bikes and scooters

From Weeskinderendijk car park you can also use shared bicycles and shared scooters. Want to know how this works? Check out our page using shared transport.

Car parks

In the city centre, there are 5 parking garages where you can park: Spuihaven, Achterom, Riedijkshaven, Visstraat and Drievriendenhof. Please note that it can be very busy on Saturdays and during events.

Parking and finding your way?

Parking garage Achterom parking car Dordrecht


Open Monumentendagen Dordrecht street map Hofstraat

View the city map

Cycling Dok Straatman Roobrug ports Dordrecht

Bicycle stands

Public transportation

e-bike charging - electric bicycle

E-Bike charging station

Practical tips for visiting Dordrecht

bike hire - electric bike hire - e-bike hire

Bike rental

sign ladies and gents toilet

Public toilets


Cycling Stokholm Wolwevershaven Dordrecht

Cycle routes

St. Maartensgat boat harbor walking autumn Zwijndrecht bridge Dordrecht


By train and bus

QBuzz' s Merwede Lingelijn and NS trains stop at Centraal Station Dordrecht. The city center is only a 5-minute walk away and the bus station of Qbuzz is located next to the central station. All city and regional buses depart from here. Line 10 transports you from here to the city center in a few minutes.
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city bus - public transport

By bicycle

Bicycles, mopeds and scooters can be stored free of charge and guarded in the Achterom (Raamstraat) and Statenplein (Kolfstraat) bicycle sheds. For a fee, bicycles can also be parked next to the central station.
Dordrecht lies on the express cycle route F16, which runs alongside the A16 motorway, largely on existing cycle paths.

Cycling sign ANWB Gulden Os Dordrecht

Over the water

Dordrecht lies on an island and is surrounded by water, making it accessible by various ferry services. The Waterbus sails between Dordrecht, the Drechtsteden, Rotterdam and the Biesbosch. Bicycles can be taken on board free of charge. The Waterbus to Zwijndrecht leaves from the Hooikade and all other lines from the Merwekade. You can pay by OV-chip card or in cash. From Brabant, the island of Dordrecht can be reached by ferry De Biesbosch. With your own boat, you are welcome in one of the marinas.

Blue Amigo Waterbus Merwekade transport recreation bicycles Dordrecht (1)