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Dordrecht in the spotlight

The days are getting shorter and darker, but Dordrecht will not be shrouded in darkness anytime soon. Go in search of the light during the Tij Festival. Be enchanted by the light show from various bridges in the region during Spotlights ON.

Enchanting light show at Spotlights ON and Tide Festival!

Spotlights ON: Bridges in the light

More than six hundred years ago, the Sint Elisabethsvloed flooded Dordrecht. To commemorate this, four bridges in the region and the Drierivierenpunt are displaying a fairy light show for almost a week. 'The Sint Elisabethsvloed shaped the region as it is today. A lot of money and energy was put into preventing wet feet back then. That also created a lot of business in the region,' says Jeroen Everaert of Mothership, concept developer of the project. 'During this project, we want to dwell on what Dordrecht and the region have to offer to combat water problems and, in doing so, put the region in the spotlight.' Large beams of light tell a story from the bridges between Papendrecht/Sliedrecht/Zwijndrecht and Dordrecht. And from the bridge De Noord centering on a special light ballet on the Drierivierenpunt. 'A beautiful light spectacle for residents of Dordrecht and the region.'

Spotlights ON - Nov. 14 to 19.


Spotlights On Bridges in the Light Dordrecht event

Join the photo contest

The show will produce beautiful pictures and invites you to take stunning photos. Whether you are a professional, hobby photographer or avid instagrammer, we challenge you to share most beautiful photo with us.

You can share it using the form on the Spotlights On website or post the photo in your social media in combination with the #bridgesinhetlicht and/or #spotlightson22. The top 3 will have a chance to win great prizes.

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TIJ Festival

The TIJ Festival also looks back on the Sint Elisabethflood 600 years ago. During the weekend of Nov. 17-20, a special walk has been set out along artworks and light art that focuses on the Sint Elisabethflood with a preview of what may come. 'Actually, the Saint Elisabeth Flood is a very topical subject,' says Lonneke Ziemerink. 'With the festival we want visitors to think about climate change and what will happen to Dordrecht in a playful way when the sea level continues to rise. The walk largely runs across De Staart; the only place in Dordrecht that would remain dry in the event of another flood.' The walk takes about an hour and in the Biesbosch Hall, speakers and musicians will complement the theme of climate change.

Tide Festival - Nov. 17 to 20.
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