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Keep that spring coming....

Okay, it may not have been an endless, freezing winter, but who doesn't yearn for the spring sunshine? Not just outside, but inside, too! Bring spring into your home with tasty fresh produce and spring flowers from the weekly market. Get active again on the water and catch up with friends on one of Dordrecht's many terraces. And there are many! Go for Dordrecht's large square of terraces, the Scheffersplein, choose a terrace at one of the harbors or enjoy yourself in beautiful hidden (indoor) gardens.

The sun on your head, a snack, a drink ... let those good times come!

Out of the house and onto the terrace!

Finn's Food and Drink

"Keep that patio weather coming! We can't wait to see people enjoying snacks and drinks on our waterfront patio again. We are ready for it!"

Regard Reuser |

Finn's cook dish catering Dordrecht

Babylon: Piece of Turkey on Scheffersplein

"Sunshine, eating together and conviviality, that's Turkish culture," says Özgür, owner of Eetcafé Babylon. "We get the first and last rays of sunshine of the day on our terrace. Having breakfast in the sun, that's great, isn't it? But of course you can have lunch and dinner on our terrace as well. You will find us at the best spot of the Scheffersplein, with the most beautiful view. Come taste our most popular Turkish specialty: Beyti. This is spiced minced meat from the grill in a wrap, topped with a tomato and yogurt garlic sauce. And then drink one of our summer cocktails with it... In Turkish culture, food stands for hospitality, for being together. You'll find that here, at Babylon. And now let's hope for a sun-drenched terrace season!"

Özgür Özen |

Scheffersplein Babylon terrace catering Dordrecht

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city ...

"Our private city garden at Brut exudes tranquility, atmosphere and intimacy. The moment you walk in you immediately imagine yourself away from the city. For 9 years Brut stands for cozy lunch, dinner and drinks young and old. Choose that spot where you feel most comfortable, and let that vacation feeling come over you!"

Nicky van der Toorn |

High wine terrace BRUT terrace garden Dordrecht

For the burgundian L(i)ef lover!

"Sun, a drink and a bite to eat, then your day can't go wrong! On the cozy Lef terrace, everyone feels welcome. Enjoy daily fresh, homemade dishes, made with mostly local products. But always with that unique gutsy twist."

Lovers Linda and Floor |

Guts terrace catering Dordrecht

On vacation in your own city

"In the garden of The Warehouse, it is wonderful casual eating & drinking. Old and young, everyone feels at home here. Imagine yourself on vacation with a summer home-made lemonade or lick your fingers with one of our finger food options. In the garden of Het Magazijn, it's Enjoyment with a big G."

Fokke Wagner |

Restaurant Warehouse terrace catering Dordrecht

Unwind under monumental trees

"Once you have discovered the garden behind the large building at 153 Wijnstraat, you are guaranteed to come back. Totally unwind while enjoying a drink and a vega snack in our silence (read: bird) garden. Feel free to come, because there is plenty of room under the monumental trees in the garden of Bluebirds in the Backyard!"

Claire MacNeilage |

Bluebirds in the Backyard city garden terrace Dordrecht

No better place to enjoy the sun than on the water!
- Jacob and Dorien van Poppel of DRIJF.


On the water again enjoying the spring sunshine

Relaxing in the spring sunshine from all the hustle and bustle ... who wouldn't want that? "Relaxing in the open air, during a cruise with a snack and a drink on one of our sloops, or paddling yourself in a canoe or on a sup," Jacob says. "That's great, isn't it? And also 's in our own backyard, the Biesbosch. This will be DRIJF 's second season and we are looking forward to it! Our new online booking system makes booking even easier. If you choose to rent separately, we always take the time to tell you more about the Biesbosch. This makes your trip a real experience. Stayokay is a top location, directly on the most beautiful creeks. And then plop down on the terrace afterwards for that relaxed vacation feeling..."

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Bring spring into your home at the weekly market

Can you picture it? A beautiful, sunny spring day and your garden table full of delicious fresh produce and a bright bunch of flowers. Then pay a visit to the weekly market, which is the perfect place to score spring produce. As soon as you take your first step into the weekly market, the different smells and tastes will already meet you. There is plenty of choice and what's more, there is nothing better than strolling through the market in the lovely spring sunshine. Which spring products should you really come to the weekly market for? We asked some of the market vendors at the weekly market in Dordrecht.

We can fully enjoy the beautiful flower season that makes us feel like spring again. Tulips, hyacinths and daffodils are flowers that cannot be missed in spring. "As soon as the tulips are available again, everyone wants to have such a cheerful bunch in their home."


Weekly market Sarisgang and Statenplein flowers Dordrecht

One of the great things about seasonal changes are seasonal produce that is at its best now. Enjoy fresh spring on your plate with asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, raspberries, cherries and blackberries. These are nice and fresh and have extra flavor now. "With tangerine season coming to an end, it's time for the real Dutch strawberries that are in abundance. Soon juicy Dutch cherries will be available again. Now is also really the time for delicious white Dutch asparagus."

Every Friday and Saturday, Sarisgang and Statenplein

Weekly market Sarisgang Statenplein vegetable fruit Dordrecht

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