The 75 best places to visit during a city trip in Dordrecht

In Dordrecht you will not find canals but ports. Central to this city is a beautiful harbour area, full of warehouses and merchant houses, where traces of a powerful past can still be discovered. You can also shop in the ancient Dorddt streets to your heart's content. Behind ancient facades you will find fashionable specialty shops and craft shops. Discover several museums and plenty of flavours in atmospheric restaurants.

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B&B Appelsteiger

Stay in a beautifully restored 17th century national monument. The rooms are fully equipped and offer views of the water.

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Snooping around here is a true experience. Pandorus has three floors full of not ordinary treasures. From unique items to designer furniture.

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Nationaal Onderwijsmuseum

This museum has the largest collection in the world in the field of education, more than 390,000 objects. Take a look at the versatile exhibition.

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De Stadsbranderij

Here the fresh coffee beans are roasted and the tea is packed. Buy the artisanal products in the store or taste a nice cup of coffee or tea.

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Visser's Poffertjes

Where can you find a real poffertjessalon? Besides enjoying the artisan poffertjes according to secret recipe you can also have lunch and drinks here.

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No. 38 City Bakery Café

Experience the cozy living atmosphere and of course the delicious cakes at this trendy lunchroom with terrace in the historic centre of Dordrecht.

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No. 28 wonen & lifestyle

Go in this cute old property and look for nice home accessories and trendy lifestyle items such as bags, luxury jewelry, shawls and clothing.

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For fresh vegetarian dishes, a delicious lunch or just a nice coffee with cake you have to visit this delicatessen and lunchroom.

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This shop, created from a hobby that got out of hand, specializes in mosaic. Both for materials as well as fun workshops and commissioned work.

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De Luthiers

The Luthiers is the name for a house of craft, music and hospitality. In 1600 they called it an inn, today a B&B.

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B&B Arthouse Dordrecht

With its location in the historic Museum Quarter, this modern B&B with spacious bathroom and terrace is an ideal place for your city visit to Dordrecht.

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Rockin 'Items

At this fashion store the most beautiful items are waiting for you so you can combine them into an outfit that fits perfectly with your personal style.

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Nice B&B's in the city center of Dordrecht

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Get Back Music

Start your musical journey at this candy store for music lovers in one of the cinemas chairs and let your listening memories come back.

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Dordrechts Museum

It started in 1842 with one painting. Since then, the collection has grown considerably. Discover six centuries of Dutch painting.

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ZEN b&b

Privacy and tranquillity prevail at ZEN b&b, the rooms are modern, fully equipped and exude a homely atmosphere.

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Vreeken's Zaden

This family business has been specialized in seeds since 1926. What are you going to grow? Beautiful color combinations or edible plants?

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Hotel Villa Augustus

At this unique hotel with garden and orchard set in a former water tower you will stay in rooms with breathtaking views of the surroundings.

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All Exclusive Apartments

Fully furnished apartments in a historic waterfront building. The Loft apartment features a Jacuzzi and a sunny roof terrace.

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Olala Chocola Dordrecht

A beautiful combination of a 17th century building and delicious chocolate. For handmade chocolates, truffles, chocolate facades, workshops and more.

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Broodbar Boer 'n Bontje

The address for various authentic Turkish, Surinamese and Dutch breads. To take away or to taste during breakfast or lunch.

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Schroevendok Straatman

The striking ship lift in the Wolwevershaven is used in the repair of ship rudder and screws.

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Nice vintage shop full of stylish and retro women's fashion with a nod to the 50s, 60s and 70s.

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Wereldwinkel Dordrecht

At the Wereldwinkel you will find original gifts and fair food from other cultures. Made with respect for people and the environment.

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Pictura Dordrecht

The oldest still existing drawing society in the Netherlands, founded in 1774. Pictura organizes 8 contemporary art exhibitions annually.

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Atelier Hof 3

Traditional craftsmanship and modern design come together in this potter's workshop. With luck, you will see the process in action.

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Huis van Gijn

In this beautiful house time has stood still for more than a century. Take a look at the life of a family on stand around 1900 and be amazed.

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Daantje food & drinks

The first and only 100% vegetable or vegan restaurant in Dordrecht and they are proud of that. Taste original, organic delicacies.

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P. Rijneveen Branderij & Distilleerderij

Taste authentic roasted and distilled junivers, brandies, liqueurs and absinthe at this small artisanal distillery.

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Molen Kyck over den Dyck

The only preserved mill in the city, built in 1612, take a guided tour and learn about its history, and take a look at the mill shop.

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This medieval church can be visited on Saturdays. The history of the building dates back to 1293 when it belonged to the Augustinian monastery.

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Regenten- en Lenghenhof

This court actually consists of 4 courtyards, connected by gates. The homes were initially intended for destitute families and women.

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Café de Tijd

So many people, so many beers. Discover your taste and enjoy. With 14 beers on tap and about 150 in the bottle, it is clear, here it is all about beer.

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Si Barone

Discover beautiful Dordrecht from a classic wooden boat by Si Barone. For cruises, water taxis and packages.

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Cultural hotspot in an old power station where it is buzzing with energy with music, theatre, dance, art, food & drink and festivals.

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Bluebirds in the Backyard

In this almost 500m2 vintage shop with bohemian coffee café you can wander around looking for nice items for your home or wardrobe.

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Around this central square there are many restaurants and cafés. Especially in the summer months a popular place to grab a terrace.

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Het Hof van Nederland

In the Statenzaal of this museum, the foundation of the Republic of the United Netherlands was laid, the forerunner of our modern Netherlands.

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Christa's Cookies

Here you are good for English and American patisserie. Delights like cakes, bars and brownies. Handmade with pure ingredients.

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The best coffee and tea are waiting for you at this breakfast and lunch room. Combine it with a point of homemade cake or a fresh bun.

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Habets herenmode

Clothing store in the Vriesestraat with luxury fashion brands where men with personal and sincere advice are helped to create a perfect outfit.

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Podium DJS

Every year about 90 concerts take place here. In various genres such as Jazz, Blues and World Music. Enjoy quality music in the intimate room.

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Grote Kerk

A medieval building from the 11th century with a lot of history. Thanks to its imposing appearance and rich interior, the most important monument of the city.

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B&B In de Prinsenstraat

This B&B with attractive rooms and a shared 17th century kitchen in the Secret Annex is ideally located in the historic centre of the city.

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Lange IJzeren brug

A cast iron city bridge that was laid in 1856 on the site where the Lange Houten bridge was once found. A place with nice views over the harbour.

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Kinderboekwinkel de Giraf

The children's bookshop of Dordrecht and surroundings. Here you will definitely succeed for a classic or another fun children's book from the large assortment.

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Rood, wit & rosé

A combination of a wine shop with a large assortment and an atmospheric wine bar on the old Wijhaven where you can choose from about 150 wines.

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Park Merwestein

Dordrecht's oldest city park originated from an old estate. Nice to take a round walk and take a look at the deer camp.

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Sjiek de Friemel

Paintings, Dutch glass, utensils such as marine compasses, home accessories and much more. Here they have a passion for antiques.

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Het Dordts Patriciërshuis

Let yourself be taken into the 18th century in the beautifully decorated style rooms of this monumental building with original Louis XVI furniture.

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Vicino Sei

Perfume boutique with carefully selected perfumes from Italy for an exclusive, elegant, sensual and timeless fragrance experience.

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Step into this monumental building and smell the scent of the versatile assortment. Just like many Dorddish teas, get a bag of delicious tea.

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In de Vergulde Lampet

With an extensive lunch menu, delicious homemade cakes and a wide range of beers and wines you can relax here during a day in town.

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Juffrouw Pollewop

In this cozy children's department store they have a soft spot for sustainable beautiful toys, children's books, fine hobby materials and cheerful happymakers.

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Broodcafé Jaap

In this cozy shop they sell artisanal sourdough bread, delicious smoothies, real Dorddish coffee and many more delicacies.

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This beautiful town hall of Dordrecht built in Renaissance style and located on the town hall square is nowadays used for events.

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Atelier Klei & Zij

The unique earthenware and porcelain jewellery comes from mother and daughter's own workshop. Nice as a gift or just for yourself. Also workshops.

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Museum 1940-1945

This museum depicts Dordrecht in World War II. The mobilization, the raid, the daily life, the occupation, the resistance, all kinds of things are discussed.

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Go back in time in this historic port area of Dordrecht. Admire the monumental merchant houses and ancient ships docked here.

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Originally Gothic, this city gate is located at the point where the three rivers, the Oude Maas, the Merwede and the North meet.

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Stripwinkel Sjors

Despite the limited space, Stripwinkel Sjors has a large assortment of comics, screen prints, curiosities and posters.

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Arend Maartenshof

Eagle Maartenszoon, who was known as a money-wolf, had this court built in 1625 to improve his reputation. Discover the Regent Room and the tranquility.

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Bistro Twee33

At this bistro in the old historic center, the French feel comes to mind as you enjoy a tasty dinner or cozy high wine.


Stayokay Dordrecht - Nationaal Park De Biesbosch

A cozy meeting place where you sleep well. Unique options include the floating hotel room and the Wraphouses in the middle of nature.


Step over the threshold and be welcomed by rows of teddy bears. Choose your favorite or create your own bear with materials you like.


B&B Heer & Meester

Stay in the atmosphere of the past with the comfort of today in this Bed & Breakfast at the Grote Kerk with attractive apartments for 2 to 4 people.


This B&B is located in a former doctor's house on the edge of the center. The location offers attractive rooms and a cosy general space.

Hotel de Watertoren

The Watertoren is located in a unique location on the edge of the city overlooking the polders. The hotel offers 5 attractive rooms.

LUCA Osteria & Bar

A quick espresso at the bar, a lunch of homemade bread or hours of cozy dining. Italian, but slightly different from all that traditional.


Hotel Dordrecht

A hotel set in a restored historic mansion. Discover an intimate terrace, rooms with a balcony and a cosy bar.

Distilleerderij Rutte

About 55 different distillates are produced at the Vriesestraat. Discover your favorite in the shop of the centuries-old distillery.


Parkeerterrein Weeskinderendijk

Large parking lot where you can park cheap on the south-west side of the city center, near the Oude Maas. The city centre is a 10-minute walk away.


NS Station Dordrecht

This train station is located south of the city centre. Walk to the city centre in about 10 minutes via the Stationsweg and the Johan de Wittstraat.


Parkeergarage Riedijkshaven

This parking garage is located on the north-east side of the city center. The city centre is not far away and they have a convenient parking rate here.


Parkeergarage Spuihaven

On the south side parking garage with convenient rates close to the Grote Kerk and the ports. You walk right into town from here.



They will be happy to help you on your way to Dordrecht and know all about fun excursions, events and city walks through the city centre.

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