Come and see: Unique
Dordrecht has several exceptional buildings and places that are unique to the city and the country. Why are they so special? Read about them here, but then go and discover them yourself.
The Biblical story of the Flood and Noah's Ark is told in the belly of this enormous ship. With its impressive dimensions, the wooden ship on the Maasstraat is a great attraction. You get an impression of the life of Noah and the animals in this Ark and get to see how this replica was built. From the restaurant and the top deck, you have an extensive view over Dordrecht and its surroundings.
Sleeping in a water tower, strolling through vegetable and ornamental gardens, eating in what was once a pumping station: this is all possible in Villa Augustus on the site of the former waterworks of Dordrecht. The complex, with the water tower that was built between 1881 and 1883 and the pumping station from 1942, is located on the Wantij, at the corner of Oranjelaan and Noordendijk. Creative entrepreneurs transformed the site into a green and lively place where you can eat and drink, sleep, shop and stroll through the gardens.
Since the start of 2013, the former electricity plant on the Noordendijk has been a home for performing arts. Various organisations hold pop and classical concerts, theatre performances and dance shows. It also houses a café-restaurant: Khotinsky. The complex consists of three adjacent buildings in different building styles. It is a beautiful example of industrial architecture from the beginning of the twentieth century. As Dordrecht's house of culture, the complex has a second life.