How do I get there?
Dordrecht is easy to reach by both car and public transport. Waterbuses provide public transport by water. Motorised traffic has only limited access to a part of the inner city.
Dordrecht lies on the A16 motorway between Breda and Rotterdam and is also quickly accessible from the A15. Parking is free for the first 24 hours in the Energiehuis and Weeskinderendijk car parks. Or follow the signs and park your car in one of the parking garages in the centre.
Restricted traffic in the inner city
The car-free area in the historic city centre allows pedestrians to wander around. ‘Pollers', retractable bollards in the road surface, restrict traffic access to this area, where parking is not allowed.
Bicycles, mopeds and scooters can be parked for free in the Achterom (Raamstraat) and Statenplein (Kolfstraat) bicycle parking facilities. Bicycles can be rented from, among others, Bike Totaal Zwaan (NS station). The VVV rents electric bikes. Recumbent bikes can be rented from Maia Ligfietspunt.
Train and bus
NS station Dordrecht Centraal is less than a ten-minute walk from the city centre. The NS station is the departure point for the city and regional buses operated by Arriva. Bus line 10 runs through the inner city, past the Grote Kerk [Great Church] and the Groothoofd to the Energiehuis car park.
The Waterbus sails between Dordrecht and the Drecht cities (various routes) and between Dordrecht and Rotterdam. Bicycles travel free of charge. Waterbuses for Zwijndrecht depart from the Hooikade, the other waterbuses depart from the Merwekade.
Would you like to know more?
www.9292ov.nl/en (public transport in the Netherlands)