1. Why Dordrecht Is famous for tourist Place ?
If you have a passion for traveling and are looking for your next big adventure, it is the place for you to be. The values of history duly preserved for all eyes to feed on. From the many Cathedrals to prehistoric monuments and artifacts, Dordrecht assures a truly captivating and educating experience for her tourists.
Having a wonderful topography, it is well positioned for breathtaking sightings and viewing. Getting around is also very easy, as the distance from the train station to just about anywhere and everything, is within walking or cycling distance. What a way to have a ci
ty in one’s pocket! Join me as I take you through the exciting fabric of this great place
2. Geographical Description and History of Dordrecht:
Sited in Drechtsteden, one of the main conurbations in Netherland, Dordrecht stands as the largest and most important city. It boasts a population of approximately 118,782 in 2017. The aesthetic beauty of this town as seen in pictures on the internet or magazines is just a flicker compared to the real beauty of this place, which is best appreciated in the physical.
The land area of 79.01 km2 (30.51 sq mi) and water, 20.46 km2 (7.90 sq mi). This mass of water makes it possible for a tourist to enjoy speedboat cruise while admiring the clear water body.The Thure river is one of the most popular rivers in the region, and the city was formed along its very long course. It is a branch of river Dubbel.
It has one of the largest national parks in the Netherlands, and for the naturalists and environmentalists, it houses one of the last freshwater tide areas in Europe. Several recreational areas are used for walking, rowing, and swimming which is an excellent center for tourist relaxation. This city is well positioned at the river confluence.
Why Visit Dordrecht?
There are many reasons why you must visit this place if you are a lover of travel. Every single place, city, state, and the country has its beauty and center of attraction. As it is said, you cannot tell the taste until you have a bite. This ancient city has much building structured in old Gothic architecture. They are indeed breathtaking.
A visit affords you a very good treat to the rich history that strongly forms the tapestry of the fabric on which the Netherlands is built on. Being treated to the several monuments well dispersed around the country and for fun, the ocean speedboat cruise, and the many recreational centers around. The most true possible reason will be the excellent exposure to nature and its environment.
4. Top 5 Things to do in Dordrecht
1. Sight-seeing at the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe-Kerk
Sight-seeing at the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe-Kerk One of the oldest churches in the Netherland with a vibrant It welcomes thousands of tourists yearly and has become a monument in the city. Popularly called ‘Our Dear Lady Church’ and was built between the year 1285 and 1470.
It is 65-meters in height, towering tall, and contains a carillon with 67 bells, including the most massive sound in the Netherlands, which weighs as far as 9830 kilos. The repeated melody of the bells in unison is capable of leaving one speechless.
2. Kyck over den Dyck
Getting to see what is now the only preserved mill in the city would be like visiting the Eiffel tower. Situated on the Noordendijk in the town, it has mill milled malt, which served as a raw material for the beer makers. It was a massive mill and very industrious symbol. Since 1739, the mill has been milled and has served many generations.
Though unfortunately, In 1871 the mill was hit by a strong wind, it was so high that it broke the rows and axes and the theorem was damaged. However, it has been restored to its fantastic shape, and now operational thanks to the effort of wilful volunteers. Just like the many great places, it is worth having a check on!
3. Herberg de Kop van ’t Land (Zeedijk 32)
Here, you can enjoy the most delicious of organic products in the middle of nature. If you’re in the mood for something exclusive, this is the place to be.
It affords you a great view, and you can enjoy a simple, delicious meal in its pleasant surroundings. What is travel without good food? Take a bite of one of Holland’s most exceptional dish in this restaurant and enjoy your stay in the mini paradise.
4. Enjoy a Delicious Lunch at Khotinsky
Who doesn’t love having lunch at Khotinsky? It is not like finding a good restaurant is difficult, but among them all, this one stands out! Take time to visit, make an order and get filled with tasty meals to satisfy all tastes.
It’s a modern restaurant/cafe (with good prices too!) and you have the option to sit inside or outside depending on the weather of course. It has a charming view, where you can see just about anything.
5. The Dordrecht Museum
This is the first on our list. It is located in Museumstraat 40, 3311XP Dordrecht. It is one of the oldest museums, which is very rich in paintings. The first art to be seen here was in 1842. The museum covers over 400 years of Dutch painting: from the 16th century to the present, that tells a lot about what to expect when you visit.
Portraits of Ary Scheffer, one of the great painters Dordrecht’s history is greatly . In this museum, boasts the largest Scheffer collection in the world. Works of other Dordtse painters, such as Aelbert Cuyp and Ferdinand Bol, can also be seen. It is a beautiful blend of Contemporary and ancient Art.
6. Het Hof van Nederland
This museum holds significant historical value to the city. A conglomeration of pure artifacts is inherent therein. One can have a close to the first-hand experience of the First Assembly of the Free States of 1572; which is an event that shook the Netherlands a would not be missed in her history books.
This event instigated the Independence of the Republic of Netherlands, which is the current Netherland. Tourists who have interest in the political history of the country often find themselves lurking around this edifice.
Bioscoop is the Dutch word for Cinema. In what is becoming a digital world, the entertainment industry has evolved and cinemas are on a high! There are quite a few cinemas in the city and the most visited of the pack are; Cinema The Movies BV (situated in Nieuwstraat.
Though not the biggest, it gives a very good cinematic experience), the Kinepolis Dordrecht (located in Lijnbaan, within the city. It has so many great reviews by customers. Great blockbuster movies also features), etc. There are others, but these two tops that chart.
8. Spend Holidays
The city is known as the most ancient in Holland and thus as expected, is rich in cultural values and tradition. For tourists, one delightful experience has to the several holidays observed. One of such fest is the Big Rivers Festival.
This festival usually begins between the 4th and 14th of June. Music characterizes it. It starts with a Blues Cruise, to the sing-along festival Operate, an open-air film, poetry recitations, and other fun activities. Another is the Book Fair, which usually comes up on the first day of July. We also have the Open Monuments Day.
9. Kerst Dordrecht
It is only natural for everyone to anticipate Christmas, it gets even better if you stay in this city. It not only boasts having a colorful Christmas but a very lively one. Already a sort of tradition in the Netherland to have a Christmas market, from Amsterdam to Rotterdam but something just keeps us focused on this city, some say it has the best markets of them all.
At the Christmas market, usually from the 15th, 16th and 17th of December, a range of activities are planned to complete the Christmas atmosphere for just for you.The decorated stalls surround the medieval Grote Kerk and lines the great Groenmarkt.
They are immersed in the light of the illuminated Stadhuis and cluster about the Voorstraat. Choirs and bands, hot snacks and a real Christmas skating rink on the Scheffersplein add to the atmosphere and pleasure. You are bound to enjoy the beautiful Christmas trees and also sing along with singers on the Stadhuisplein. So, how would you like to spend your Christmas?
Getting a place to buy the things you’d be needing during your stay is quite easy. You can shop at the City center, which is surrounded by high places to buy a variety of things. You can either go to the Voorstraat, which is the longest shopping street in the Netherlands (about 1200 m long), the Sarisgang and the Statenplein are two other great places to get just anything and everything.
Great cities around the world are known for quality food and wine. With great abundance of local and ethnic cuisine in the city, one can be sure to be treated to very delicious dishes here, in Dordrecht. Many excellent restaurants are on the Statenplein, and outdoor tables abound in good weather.
The Restaurant Centre Ville offers a vast menu with some confirmed mouth-watering options: the goat’s cheese salad, and the carrot cake. Sterrenburg, which is located in the suburb of the city has a Snackbar called Family, which has chips and frikandel.
This perhaps is one of the most critical reservations to be made even before travel. There are a variety of hotels to choose from, but they are in shortage. We have the Bellevue Goothoofd, which is one of the old hotels in the region. The hotel provides short to extended stay for guests.
It has a very breath-taking breakfast lounge which looks out over the confluence of the rivers that brought it its historical wealth and remains one of the busiest freshwater shipping points in Europe.
5. Tips For Tourists
In summer, the large space between the hotel and the lake is an excellent venue for meals. The hotel offers weekend varieties where a couple gets a night in the hotel, plus dinner for two, for 168€.
We also have the Innercity Hotel, which is a modern hotel but has a lot of drawbacks, with its size (just 17 rooms) and lack of audio privacy, Another is the Villa Augustus. It has a post-modern architecture and has a magnificent view. It has become over time, a city icon. This place is located slightly out of the town.
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