Exploring with a group?
Activities, experiences, adventures and guided tours. Just outside of the rush and bustle of the Randstad lies the oldest city in Holland, Dordrecht, with the Hollandse Biesbosch in its backyard. A city worth seeing, surrounded by rivers, polders and adventurous nature areas. The world heritage site of Kinderdijk with its famous windmills is nearby.
VVV Zuid-Holland Zuid will be pleased to meet you there! On request, the department concerned with group reservations can help you plan a day programme tailored to your wishes.
City walks are usually thought to be boring and a bit dull. Book a city walk in our region and our guides will prove the opposite! There are walks in Dordrecht, Oud-Beijerland, Leerdam, Gorinchem and the windmill area of Kinderdijk. The guides are all professional VVV guides.
Dordrecht city walk
In 1220, Dordrecht was granted its city rights. It was the first time that such rights had been granted. Therefore, Dordrecht can justifiably call itself 'Holland's oldest city'. For years, Dordrecht played an important role in trade, politics and religion. The 1000 monuments still define the view of this medieval trading city. You will see numerous places of interest during your walk, such as the Hof, the Groothoofdspoort, the Stadhuis [city hall], the Grote Kerk, the Augustijnenkerk and numerous warehouses and mansions.
Gorinchem city walk
Gorinchem is an old fortified city, situated at the point where the provinces of South-Holland, Gelderland and North-Brabant meet. The city has more than once been the central point of a battle. Within the town ramparts, you can find a mix of building styles. This mix of styles is one of the aspects that make the inner city of Gorinchem so attractive.
Leerdam city walk
Leerdam's rich history is revealed at numerous locations. A good example can be found in the Het Oude Raadhuis museum. Other examples are the Grote Kerk and the Hofje van Mevrouw Van Aerden [Mrs. Van Aerden's square]. Leerdam and glass are inextricably bound, as Leerdam glass is something special.
Oud-Beijerland city walk
Your walk visits the historic centre of Oud-Beijerland. The walk leaves from the Oude Raadhuis, which is also the location of the VVV Tourist Information Office. You will pass the 1567 Protestant Church and the Oost-Voorstraat and West-Voorstraat. Moreover, a visit to the harbour is on the programme. Historically, the harbour occupied an important position, this was because for transport people in the main had to turn to the harbour at the Spui. Your walk ends once more at the Oude Raadhuis.
A guide will lead a walk past the 19 windmills that can be found in this area. They are still in their original condition. These windmills were designed to remove the excess water from the western part of the Alblasserwaard. Modern pumping stations have now taken over the task of the windmills. In 1997, UNESCO placed the windmill area of Kinderdijk on the world heritage list. During the walk, it is possible to visit a 260-year-old windmill, the interior of which is in the original state. An admission fee must be paid to visit this windmill.
VVV Zuid-Holland Zuid, department group reservation, Spuiboulevard 99, 3311 GN Dordrecht, tel. 00-31-78-6322 422 or 00-31-78-6322 477, fax. 00-31-78-613 1783, e-mail: email@example.com