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Yes, it's fall break!

Starting October 16, the fall vacation begins for our region. During this vacation you certainly don't have to be bored, because there are plenty of fun activities in town! Want the whole overview of everything there is to do? Then take a look at the UITagenda. Are you already curious about more... Then read along quickly, below we give you fun tips!

There is so much to do this fall vacation: go on an adventure in the Biesbosch, play Jeu de Boules, visit the theater or get creative at ToBe!

The tin soldier

Do you still believe in fairy tales? Then you really have to go to this puppet theater performance by puppet theater Damiët van Dalsum. The quirky design makes this performance surprising and playful. In this adaptation of 'the tin soldier' you experience the story of the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen in a special way. The little soldier falls in love with a picture of a ballerina. His greatest wish is to dance with her once. When he is swept away by a war monster he manages to see her in real life. Erina the ballerina causes the monster to be defeated. They stay together forever. Performances on various dates at 3 pm. For ages 4 and up.

Puppet theater Damiët

(Narrative) Performance Tool

PNTheater plays this exciting and playful storytelling performance at Children's Theater Marjolijn. It is about friendship, fantasy, curiosity and responsibility. Erik moves with his parents to Guisbalg; a village where nothing ever happens. But then he meets Jan. Together the boys discover a mysterious abandoned barn. One night Erik sees light burning there and they go to investigate, which almost goes wrong... In a tough and intriguing setting, the players tell an imaginative story, using all kinds of objects and accompanied by the sounds of tools. The joy of playing is obvious! The story is inspired by the song What's he building in there by Tom Waits. For ages 8 and up.

Children's theater Marjolijn


Autumn beaver tours in the Biesbosch

Board the open whisper boat and sail for two hours at dusk through National Park de Biesbosch. During the trip, a guide will tell you all about the beaver and its habitat. Take a good look around you too, you might discover beaver tracks or even have an encounter with a beaver! It can be a bit chilly in the evening, so warm clothing is recommended. It is open to children ages 4 and up. Cruises are from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 16, 20 and 22. So put on a nice warm coat and take a cruise!

Biesbosch Center
Autumnal beaver ride Biesbosch Dordrecht

New: playing a game of Jeu de Boules!

The French ball game Jeu de Boules is totally hot and happening in the Netherlands. In many cities and towns in the Netherlands, the Jeu de Boules courts are springing up like mushrooms, including in Dordrecht. They are meeting places where you play a game of petanque and enjoy a snack and a drink. It's something different from an evening of bowling or going to the movies. Bowling & Party Center de Merwehal recently opened its new Jeu de Boules courts. And it's definitely not just for oldies, but for all ages! You rent a court daily by the hour for €17.50 and six people can play on it.

Bowling & Party Center the Merwehal
Jeu de Boules Bowling & Partycentrum de Merwehal Dordrecht

Children's day at ToBe

Don't feel like sitting at home during your vacations anymore? Then come to the Children's Day at ToBe cultural center. Every Children's Day is filled with fun and creative activities! All children between the ages of 6 and 12 can participate in the Children's Day. You will take three workshops, Art & Design, Music, Dance or Theater.

Ticket sales for all of this season's Children's Days have started! During school vacations, ToBe is organizing Children's Days from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, Thursday, March 3 and Friday, May 6. A ticket for the whole day costs €13.50.

ToBe Cultural Center
Children's day ToBe autumn offer Dordrecht

With the family to Schouwburg Kunstmin

A visit to the beautiful theater is always an experience. Also in the autumn vacations Kunstmin has a number of great performances you can go to with the whole family. From the flaming performance of Fireman Sam where you can go dressed up, The Great Save Your Ass Show (game show where five boys compete with each other) to the experimental Checkpoint show. There is something for everyone. Curious what else is going on in the theaters, check out full UITagenda and plan your afternoon or evening out. See you at the theater!

Kunstmin Theatre

Even more to do during fall break!

View entire UITagenda
Miniature Dordt Vlogt Autumn in the city centre
Food & Drink

Dordt Vlogt: autumn jitters in the city centre

30 September 2021
Cinema film De Witt Dordrecht culture going out

To the movies

Park Merwestein - Dordrecht

Outside in autumn

November 13, 2023
Dordrecht Museum - paintings - art

To the museum!

Grotekerksbuurt Grote Kerk children family walking summer Dordrecht

Doing with children

Park Merwestein - Dordrecht

Refuelling outside

08 October 2020
A. Cuyp, Landscape with shepherds and travelers by evening light, ca. 1667, London, The Royal Collection
Now at the Dordrecht Museum
In the light of Cuyp