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  • 1 Grote of O.L. The Vrouwekerk Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Lange Geldersekade 2 NL - 3311 AP Dordrecht

    The present Protestant church (1460-1502) was built in the Brabant Gothic style. The massive, square tower, unfinished, is crowned by four clock faces. The carillon includes 49 bells. The interior is vast and imposing. The Renaissance (16 C) stalls, ..

  • 2 Mr. Simon van Gijn Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Nieuwehaven 29-30 NL - 3311 AP Dordrecht

    Banker Simon van Gijn (1836-1922), a great lover of art, bequeathed this beautiful house (1729) with all its contents to the city. An elegant 18 and 19 C decor, rich furniture, Flemish tapestries (reception room), paintings, silverware, glassware, ch..

  • 3 Leuvebrug

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 3311 Dordrecht

    This bridge exhibits four 20C stone bas-reliefs sculpted by Hildo Krop in 1937. In a naïve style they represent a prisoner, a baker, a dairywoman and a surgeon-apothecary.

  • 4 Nieuwehaven

    Nature and gardens

    NL - 3311 Dordrecht

    Pleasure boats dock in this basin, which is surrounded by shaded quays. The North bank provides an excellent view of the basin, dominated by the Grote of O.-L.-Vrouwekerk church with its tall windows and massive tower. There is also a good view of Ku..

  • 5 Kuipershaven

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 3311 AM Dordrecht

    Many barges dock along the former, so-called coopers' quay, which, in the old days, was dominated by the wine trade. At nos. 41-42 a cask is represented on the grate of the impost above the door. A basket is outlined on the impost at no. 48.

  • 6 Groothoofdspoort

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 3311 AG Dordrecht

    Groothoofdspoort was formerly the town's main gate (1618). It is surmounted by a dome, and both sides of the gate are covered in ornaments and sandstone bas-reliefs. From the Northern quay there is a beautiful view of the area where the Merwede, the ..

  • 7 Visstraat

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Visstraat NL - 3311 KX Dordrecht

    The so-called 'Fish Street' leads straight to the very modern Dordrecht business district. No. 7 is a delightful Renaissance building: De Crimpert Salm (1608), surmounted by a lion. Among its finely carved façade stones is one representing a salmon (..

  • 8 Dordrechts Museum

    Museums and art

    Museumstraat 40 NL - 3311 XP Dordrecht

    This museum has beautiful collections of paintings, particularly 17C canvasses, as well as works by Dordrecht painters, Dutch Romantic painters and paintings from the schools of The Hague and Amsterdam. Among the 18 and 19C paintings, both Biblical s..

  • 9 Blauwpoort or Catharijnepoort

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 3311 Dordrecht

    Close to this unembellished gate dating from 1652 are several warehouses, as well as a magnificent aristocratic house with steps leading up to the entrance: The 18C Beverschaap. Above the main door a nymph and a Triton embrace. The pediment displays ..

  • 10 Wijnstraat

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Wijnstraat NL - 3311 BV Dordrecht

    This is another street which, like Wijnhaven, evokes the wine trade. Irregularly paved, the street is lined with picturesque, skew-whiff houses. Some of these Renaissance buildings have stepped gables (nos. 73-75, with an emblem representing a hen; n..

  • 11 The Voorstraat

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Voorstraat NL - 3311 EP Dordrecht

    This commercial street is the main artery of the city. There you'll find beautiful facades, such the pretty decor at no. 178. At no. 188, don't miss the Muntpoort (1555). At the beginning of the pedestrian area, on the left, close to the Augustijnenk..

  • 12 Scheffersplein

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Scheffersplein NL - 3311 Dordrecht

    In the middle of the market square, Scheffersplein, you will find a statue of Ary Scheffer, the 19C painter who was born in this town.

  • 13 The Groenmarkt (the vegetable market)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 3311 BD Dordrecht

    The Groenmarkt is the former vegetable market. On the right, note the De Sleutel house, whose facade is decorated with a key (or sleutel) and tympana with multiple arches. This facade, which dates back to 1550, is one of the oldest in the city. Take ..

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