The variety of large chain stores combined with local stores makes shopping in Dordrecht extra fun! Every Thursday evening you can enjoy shopping during shopping night and on Sundays the stores in the city center are open.
You can also take the Kunstrondje Dordt walk! In addition to their regular opening hours, all participating shops are also open every first Sunday afternoon of the month during Kunstrondje Dordt. Here you can look for that one particular book or browse through all kinds of curiosities.
Several stores are open extra long during the month of December. We do recommend always calling your favorite store to see if they are open. The extra store hours are:
Park at the edge of town in Energiehuis parking garage or Weeskinderendijk parking lot. A free shuttle bus runs from both parking lots to the city center on Saturdays and Sundays. The shuttle bus from parking lot Weeskinderendijk stops at the bus station on Johan de Wittstraat. From Energiehuis, the shuttle bus stops at the intersection of Museumstraat and Kolfstraat. Downtown is also easily accessible on foot from both parking options.
When: through Dec. 24 Saturdays 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sundays 12 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Costs: Parking garage Energiehuis maximum 3 euros, Parking lot Weeskinderendijk is free
Where can you find the freshest ingredients for a delicious meal or a drink? Exactly: at the liveliest weekly market in the Netherlands. The choice is huge and healthy in the city centre of Dordrecht. On the Statenplein, the focus is mainly on foodstuffs and on the Sarisgang more on consumer goods such as fabrics, care products and flowers.
Where: Statenplein and Sarisgang
When: Friday and Saturday
Shopping in Dordrecht is anything but standard. The city is rich in local shops that you will not find anywhere else. The heart of the shopping area is at the Statenplein, where you will also find the big chains. Would you like to immerse yourself completely in art, antiques and bric-a-brac? Then go exploring, for example, the Vriesestraat and imagine yourself between the centuries-old buildings.
There is also a rich variety of fashion shops for both men and women. Do you, as a man, not want to miss any of these shops? Then follow the shopping route 'Dordrecht makes the man'. For women, there is a 'Feminine Tour'. You can also experience 'Sustainable Dordrecht' or go on a world tour and experience the special smells, colours and tastes that the city has to offer.