5x must-see sights
1. Medieval Grote Kerk of Dordrecht The Medieval Grote Kerk of Dordrecht, with its indisputable leaning tower, is one of the most remarkable sights in Dordrecht. The Gothic style built church has an impressive exterior and interior with beautiful chapels, choir stalls and a unique Bach pipe organ. A climb
1. Medieval Grote Kerk of Dordrecht
The Medieval Grote Kerk of Dordrecht, with its indisputable leaning tower, is one of the most remarkable sights in Dordrecht. The Gothic style built church has an impressive exterior and interior with beautiful chapels, choir stalls and a unique Bach pipe organ. A climb up to the top of the tower of the Dordrecht Minster, via 275 steps, will guarantee a magnificent view over the city.
Lange Geldersekade 2
2. The Dordrecht Museum
The Dordrecht Museum, founded in 1842, is an important museum for Dordrecht and one of the oldest museums in The Netherlands. The museum owns an impressive collection of paintings from national as well as international artists with, for example, great works from Ary Scheffer, Ferdinand Bol and Aert Schouman. On a regular base the museum organises different expositions, showcasing modern and contemporary art.
3. Histouric harbours
In the Middle Ages Dordrecht developed, due to its strategic location on several wide rivers, itself into a prominent trading centre for wine, wood, sugar and grain. The historic harbour area is where all the trading took place, which nowadays operates as an idyllic berth for pleasure yachts, old canal barges and steam boats. A stroll through this area will show Dordrecht’s history and provide some mouth dropping views.
4. Het Hof van nederland
Het Hof van Nederland: the start of Holland. It was here in the Statenzaal that the First Assembly of the Free States was held in 1572, a first step into the foundation of The Netherlands. After thorough renovations Het Hof van Nederland opened its doors March 2015. The history of Dordrecht and The Netherlands is tangible via interactive exposition halls and audiovisual shows.
5. Biesbosch National park
Within its borders the city of Dordrecht has a beautiful nature reserve and wildlife area; the Biesbosch National Park. The park is situated only five kilometres from the city centre of Dordrecht and is the perfect getaway for adventurers and nature lovers. Explore the area and its indispensable water on foot, by boat or kayak, discover its wildlife and maybe spot a beaver!
Accessible by car, aqua liner and public bus
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