The 21 most beautiful sights and museums to visit in Dordrecht

In this ancient city, enclosed between waterways, there is plenty to see. In the often undiscovered Dordrecht you will discover an innumerable amount of historical monuments and sights. Also nice is the museum offering, including the Nationaal Onderwijsmuseum and the Dordrechts Museum, a place full of masterpieces by famous painters. Are you going to Dordrecht for a day? Then save your favorite spots on your own city guide. It's so easy to experience the most fun of the city.

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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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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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Schroevendok Straatman

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

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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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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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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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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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Recommended for an overnight stay in Dordrecht

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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