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Discover Dordrecht online with City Guide Dordrecht

In recent years a visit to Dordrecht has been recommended by leading travel media such as Lonely Planet, the New York Times and the Rough Guide. Dordrecht used to be famous for being the largest port of the world, but nowadays Dordrecht is known as a bustling city with a lot of modern architecture which is all around. The iconic Erasmus bridge, the famous cube houses and the sparkling market hall are the major landmarks of Dordrecht. Your trip to Dordrecht starts here at with all the information you need for your visit to Dordrecht!

Attractions and museums in Dordrecht

The easiest way to explore Dordrecht is to join a city tour. There are different options to tour around Dordrecht such as the the hop-on hop-off bus, Spido’s tour boats, the historic tram line 10 and the amphibious SplashTours. During these city tours you will explore Dordrecht’s main attractions such as the Euromast, steam ship Dordrecht, and Blijdorp Zoo, but also famous sights of Dordrecht such as the Wilhelmina Pier and historic Delfshaven. Culture lovers can visit leading museums in Dordrecht such as Boijmans – Van Beuningen, the World Art Museum, the Kunsthal exhibition centre and many more. Check out our page about things to do in Dordrecht to discover all attractions, museums, and sights you can visit in Dordrecht.

Shopping seven days a week in Dordrecht

In Dordrecht you can shop until you drop seven days a week. The shopping streets in Dordrecht city centre are always busy. The main shopping areas are Lijnbaan, Hoogstraat and Meent and last but not least the Market hall. Or go shopping at a big indoor mall like the Zuidplein Mall and the Alexandrium Mall just outside the centre. All big international brands have big stores and you will stay dry on a rainy day. Read more on our page about shopping in Dordrecht and find out where to go shopping in Dordrecht.

Dordrecht nightlife

In the evening you can go out for dinner in one of the restaurants in Dordrecht, anywhere in the city. Dordrecht offers a range of international food, which varies from restaurants with a Michelin star to easy going brasseries. Later at night you can visit one of the cinemas, casinos or theaters in Dordrecht. Clubbers love the Dordrecht nightlife and visit one of the trendy clubs or bars in Dordrecht. Read tips about the nightlife in Dordrecht on our page about going out in Dordrecht. If you plan to stay overnight in Dordrecht, there is a wide range of hotels and bed and breakfast available and there is special accommodation for groups.

Visit Dordrecht with kids and with discount

Most kids find city trips boring, but this is not the case in Dordrecht for sure! There are plenty of fun atrractions and most museums offer special activities for kids. Read all about it on our page about Dordrecht for kids which outlines attractions, museums and events for children. On our page about discount in Dordrecht, you find the best deals for many attractions and museums. For tourists it’s attractive to purchase a Dordrecht Welcome Card or a Tourist Day Ticket which combines discount on museums and attractions and travel by public transport in Dordrecht. The tram, metro and bus will take you to all the hotspots in Dordrecht quickly and comfortably, so there’s no need to bring your car to the centre. Parking in Dordrecht is possible in paid parking garages and on the streets, but it is easier to park your car at a fixed rate at one of the Park & Ride locations outside the city centre.

Events and festivals in Dordrecht

When you are planning your trip to Dordrecht have a look at our Dordrecht calendar and get to know which events and festivals are scheduled. Throughout the year there are lots of events in Dordrecht, but most big festivals like the summer carnival and the world port days take place in summer In the list below you can see which events are scheduled in Dordrecht in the coming period.