Discover Dordrecht!

Spring is the ideal time for a fun city break in the Netherlands. Dordrecht is a surprising destination for this. It is a beautiful historic city on the water. Packed with culture and nature! Discover the history of Dordrecht and unwind in De Biesbosch National Park. Enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in the Netherlands!

Make the most of your visit
with Dordrecht travel guide

The Dordrecht travel guide is packed with culinary tips, places to stay special, an exclusive monument walking tour and much more. It is easy to use on your phone. Start enjoying one of the nicest cities in the Netherlands!

Download the travel guide here

The travel guide is also available for €2 at the VVV (Spuiboulevard 99, Dordrecht).

Dordrecht City Guide
Easter Action VVV Dordrecht

Especially for our Flemish guests, there is a webshop action of the VVV in Dordrecht during Easter. Enter the code Easter2024 as a voucher* in the shopping cart of the webshop and receive 20% discount on the following products:

You will also receive a 20% discount voucher on one product of your choice when you place an order, which can be spent in the physical store of the VVV in Dordrecht until June 30, 2024. For good advice, you are always at the right place at the VVV office at Spuiboulevard 99. Just a 5-minute walk from Central Station and right next to the Achterom parking garage.

* This voucher can be used through April 14, 2024.

Transportation to and in Dordrecht

Dordrecht is easily accessible by car, train, bus, bicycle and by water. Dordrecht is on the A16 between Breda and Rotterdam and can be reached from Antwerp within an hour. In addition, the center is only a 5-minute walk from Central Station. Ideal for a city trip by train! There are also ferry services and water buses to and from Dordrecht.

Dordrecht has a car-free city center and the beautiful nature reserve the Biesbosch 10 minutes away, so ideal for cycling. At the VVV, you can rent different types of bicycles. A tandem, bike with gears or e-bike? No problem! Check out all the possibilities here or take a look at the VVV. The more days you rent the bike, the cheaper it gets! The bicycle is the best way to discover Dordrecht.

City trip Netherlands Wolwevershaven Stokholm Cycling Dordrecht

Culinary enjoyment

Enjoy a nice bistro, take a seat at one of the terraces on the Groothoofd overlooking the three-river point or seek out surprising venues with beautiful tucked-away city gardens.

There is no shortage of good restaurants and cafes in Dordrecht. You will quickly come across something cozy while walking through the city.

BRUT food drink wine city garden garden spring center Dordrecht

Also fun during your city break Dordrecht

Grotekerksbuurt Grote Kerk children family walking summer Dordrecht

Walking routes Dordrecht

Nature - sailing

Biesbosch National Park

Huis van Gijn museum children culture Dordrecht (1)

Culture

Blue Hall Dordrechts Museum art culture museums Dordrecht

Dordrechts Museum

Cycle routes

Large Church Grotekerksbuurt monuments Dordrecht

Monuments

Bird watching in the
New Dordtse Biesbosch

From the center of Dordrecht you can easily reach the Nieuwe Dordtse Biesbosch, a beautiful piece of nature to visit during your city break. An enchanting piece of nature and the place to be for birdwatchers. The Nieuwe Dordtse Biesbosch is easily accessible by bicycle. The crystal clear water with an active marine life attracts all kinds of birds to this area. As always, the birds during the morning and evening will be quieter and closer to admire than during busy daytime hours. The birds can be captured beautifully and it is a favorite area for hikers and birders.

City trip Netherlands Hiking New Dordtse Biesbosch Dordrecht

Monuments hiking trail

With more than 1,000 monuments in Dordrecht, you are never out of the loop. The city breathes rich history. Dordrecht was the first city to receive city rights in 1220, making it the oldest city in Holland. A special monument walking route guides you through the history of Dordrecht.

Through 15 highlighted monuments you will discover that Dordrecht was an important trading city, learn about the background of the many courtyards and hear the special stories behind characteristic buildings. Walk the route and be amazed by the rich history of Dordrecht. The entire route can be found in the Dordrecht travel guide!

Download the Dordrecht travel guide!

 

Engelenburgerburg Grote Kerk set walk historic harbors spring Dordrecht

Events in the city

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Event
Sport

Start and finish Cycle for Hope - Around the Netherlands

Thu. 20 Jun. 2024 - Sat. 22 Jun. 2024
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Music

Bach Festival Dordrecht 2024

Fri. 21 Jun. 2024 - Sat. 29 Jun. 2024
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Other activities
For kids

Amstelwijck summer fairground

Sat. 22 Jun. 2024 - Sun. 30 Jun. 2024
Event
For kids

Festival der Verwondering Crabbehof

Sat. 22 Jun. 2024 13:00
Event
Markets

Swan Market

Sun Jun. 23, 2024 11:00 a.m.
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Sport

Zoomer Wantijrun

Wed. 26 Jun. 2024 7:30 p.m.

Antiques and curiosities during
Kunstrondje Dordt

The Kunstrondje Dordt is a walk through the historic city center past the many galleries, art, antique and curio stores, antiquarian bookshops and museums in Dordrecht. There are about 60 participants, all within walking distance of each other in the city center. You will find old and modern art, classic design, antiques, brocante, (antiquarian) books and much more. The route is available at the VVV tourist office. Every 1st Sunday of the month, they are exclusively open during Kunstrondje Dordt. A perfect time to visit Dordrecht! 

In addition to the Kunstrondje Dordt, several antiques markets are organized. Like the art, antiques and curios markets around the Nieuwkerk on the Nieuwkerksplein. Here are as many as 40 stalls and there is a cozy terrace where snacks and drinks are available. There is also live music to enjoy. 

Art tour Dordt walking Vleeshouwerstraat art curiosa antiques Dordrecht
Voorstraathaven Si Barone sightseeing boat historical harbours Dordrecht
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