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Frequently asked questions

Accessibility and parking

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You can park for free on the Weeskinderendijk car park. More information can be found here.

If you prefer to park closer to home, there are plenty of alternative garages, but be careful because it can get crowded. And for the summer, cycling is of course a good alternative. You can park your bike here for free.

A disabled parking card allows you to park in all car parks. A disabled parking permit allows you to park in all car parks. You always pay the adjusted amount of € 1.50 per hour. You can also use mobile parking. The area code for this is 7841. In the parking garage, you pay the rate that applies there.

Qbuzz city buses operate in Dordrecht. You can buy a separate ticket from the driver (debit card) or use your OV-chip card. Check the Qbuzz website for more information. At the service store at CS Dordrecht it is possible to buy a single ticket with cash.

The Qbuzz bus station is located next to the central station. All city and regional buses depart from here. Line 10 will take you from here to the city centre in a few minutes.

On the Waterbus you can check in and out with your OV-chipkaart, pay by debit card or order a ticket online. Cash payment is not possible. You can buy a single ticket, return ticket, day ticket or family ticket.

The Waterbus sails between Dordrecht, the Drechtsteden, Rotterdam and the Biesbosch. Bicycles can be taken on board free of charge.

On the west side of the city, a short distance from the city centre, is the Weeskinderendijk car park, where you can park for free.

An overview of public toilets in Dordrecht can be found on this page. But if you are in Dordrecht, you can use the Hoge Nood app to find the nearest toilet with your smartphone.


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Dordt in Stoom is a biennial steam event, the most comprehensive steam event in Europe. Dordt in Steam took place on May 20, 21 and 22, 2022.

Check for a new date or keep an eye on the Events.

Want to know what activities or events are being organised today in Dordrecht? Then take a look at the Events.

The Book Fair will take place on Sunday, July 2, 2023. Check the Book Fair website for more information.

Things to see & do

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VVV Dordrecht has a special department for group reservations. VVV Dordrecht will be happy to help you organise a fun day out in Dordrecht for family, friends or the club. Check out this page for more information.

Want to know what activities or events are being organised today in Dordrecht? Then take a look at the Events.

Do you want to know which sights you should not miss during your visit to Dordrecht?

See the Dordrecht page at Top Tips and Not to be Missed for the highlights of Dordrecht.

Dordrecht offers all kinds of fun walking routes for tourists who want to explore the city, as well as for groups who would like to walk along with a VVV guide. Would you like to join a guided city walk?

On fixed dates and times, VVV Dordrecht organises guided city walks. See the page Walking routes Dordrecht for the possibilities.

Are you looking for an indoor playground in Dordrecht? At play paradise Lizz4Kidzz children (from 4 years of age) can enjoy climbing, clambering and sliding.

See the page With children on a trip for all the fun things to do with children in Dordrecht.

An outing with the kids, a nice adventure with the whole family, there are plenty of possibilities in Dordrecht!

Take a look at the page With the kids on an adventure and get inspired!

Eating out, drinking and staying the night

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Dordrecht is centrally located in the Randstad and easily accessible by car via the A15/A16/N3 or by public transport such as train and water bus. This makes the city ideally suited as a location for training courses, meetings and conferences.

Check this page for information and an overview of the meeting venues in Dordrecht

Do you want to enjoy nice weather on a terrace in Dordrecht? We have collected all the nice addresses for you. Check this page for all information.

Are you looking for tasty lunch addresses in the city centre of Dordrecht? We have collected them all for you. Check this page for all addresses.

Would you like to stay overnight in Dordrecht on short notice and make a reservation?

Book an overnight stay now.

You can book an overnight stay in Dordrecht in a hotel, bed and breakfast, but there are also flats, holiday homes, marinas and camp sites.

See the Accommodations page for all information and tips.

View the overview of vegetarian and vega(n) restaurants and lunchrooms here.


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In the VVV Webshop, shipping costs are calculated according to weight and/or size.

We have 4 tariff groups:

  1. Mailbox post up to 50 grams: € 1.50
  2. Mailbox post from 50 to 2000 grams: € 3.95
  3. Parcel post: € 7.25
  4. Insured shipping optional for gift cards: € 17.50

Go to the VVV Webshop.

The variety of large chain shops in combination with local shops makes shopping in Dordrecht extra fun!

See the Shopping page for an overview of all the nice shopping streets and routes.

An overview of public toilets in Dordrecht can be found on this page. But if you are in Dordrecht, you can use the Hoge Nood app to find the nearest toilet with your smartphone.

The centre of Dordrecht has many typical small shopping streets, but does not have a large indoor shopping centre.

Sterrenburg shopping centre is an indoor shopping centre in the residential area of Sterrenburg.
Look at the Shopping page for all tips about shopping, shopping routes and shopping streets.

Every Friday and Saturday there is a weekly market in Dordrecht at the Statenplein and the Sarisgang.

Look here for more information about the market in Dordrecht.

In Dordrecht, every Sunday is a shopping Sunday. Kunstrondje Dordt is held every first Sunday of the month.

See the Shopping page for more information about shopping in Dordrecht.