Experience Dordrecht: Do
Just wander around the city, follow the signs for the 'Rondje Dordt' city walk or view the monuments from the water? Choose for yourself how to discover Dordrecht.
The 'Rondje Dordt' [Discovering Dordrecht] is a clearly signed walk taking in the most important monuments of the city. The route is marked by posts with a gold band and a ‘Rondje Dordt' sign. Stroll past art and antique shops by following the map in the ‘Kunstrondje Dordt' [Dordrecht Art Walk] folder. Groups can book a city walk led by a VVV guide at the VVV.
View the monuments from another perspective: from the water. From April to October, the Dordtevaar, an open electric pleasure boat, makes a relaxed trip through the harbours of the historic inner city in just under an hour. The Dordtevaar departs from the Wijnbrug Bridge. You also venture onto the river to get a great view of the Groothoofdspoort gate.
Climb a tower
It takes some energy, but after a climb to the gallery of the Grote Kerkstoren, the city lies - in miniature - at your feet. The view of the city and the rivers is fantastic. The construction of the tower, which with the spire was intended to rise to 108 metres, started at the beginning of the fourteenth century. Subsidence during construction meant that the original plan had to be scrapped. For the lovers of facts: the tower is 2.25 metres from the vertical, the spiral staircase has 275 steps, the clock faces were installed in 1626 and the carillon has 67 bells. And don't forget that view!
Cycling on the island
Take the bicycle and ride out of town, you are soon surrounded by the green polders (reclaimed low-lying areas) and nature reserves of the Biesbosch on the island of Dordrecht. The 'Eiland van Dordrecht' cycle route follows the numbers of the cycling route network and takes you over old dykes and car-free cycle paths through the nature of the Biesbosch and along the Wantij. The route starts in the centre of Dordrecht, follow route numbers:
88 > 87 > 86 > 84 > 83 > 44 > 43 > 42 > 41 > 85 > 81 > 75 > 46 > 47 > 48 > 49 > 88.
Go to the outskirts of the city and take a refreshing trip through the nature of the Biesbosch. Short walks are marked out in the neighbourhood of the Biesbosch Centre Dordrecht. Explore the Biesbosch from the water? Rent a canoe, rowing boat or electric boat from the Biesbosch Centre for a trip through this water-rich national park.
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