This is the summer to discover your own city. Far away trips are out of the question, but closer to home there is also plenty to experience. For example, by means of special shopping routes.
Little and big happiness guaranteed during these walks through Dordrecht. Are you ready to tick off a 'bucket list within the municipal boundaries'? We all know the Kalverstraat and the Koopgoot by now. The well-known, large chain stores live side by side there. There is nothing wrong with that, but the street scene is a bit uniform. While some individuality, diversity and originality during a day of shopping can be so refreshing. Discovering new gems: that makes a day of shopping even more fun. In Dordrecht, this is perfectly possible.
For the finest brocante, for example, you don't have to go especially to French flea markets. Atmospheric stores in historic streets also abound in Dordrecht! What about Petit Commerce at Vleeshouwersstraat 13? Lace christening gowns, country pottery, garden decorations, statues of the Virgin Mary, crystal: no shortage of trinkets. On Voorstraat, the Woonmol also invites you to browse the store.
But there are many more examples of unique shops. Don't forget Voorstraat-Noord, which is a Mecca for art, curiosity and antique lovers. Is your heart not necessarily set on brocante, but rather on shoes? Then the Shoes & The City route is for you. Summery sandals, comfortable trainers, classy loafers, high heels, cowboy boots, ballerinas, trainers: the choice is vast.
The idea that shopping is mainly a woman's thing is not always true. After all, there are plenty of men who are at least as vain and like to look good. The shopping route 'Dordrecht makes the man' is perfect for those who love beautiful things. In Dordrecht, every man can find a wardrobe with all the trimmings. Of course, there is also ample opportunity to think of the inner man. Because shopping makes you hungry!
For ladies, there is the Tour Féminen shopping route. Whether you go for the latest trends or prefer a classic look: there are plenty of possibilities. This route is characterised by a variety of fashion, accessories, personal care and fine restaurants. In Dordrecht, you can literally and figuratively go in all directions.