Our most recommended things to do in Dordrecht

Rotterdam: Waterbus Ticket to Dordrecht and/or Kinderdijk

Rotterdam: Waterbus Ticket to Dordrecht and/or Kinderdijk

Step aboard Waterbus and travel by water to explore beautiful destinations such as Dordrecht, Rotterdam, UNESCO World Heritage Site Windmill village Kinderdijk and discover the beautiful spots of the Biesbosch. Traveling with Waterbus is easy, fast, and comfortable. Take a seat in one of the indoor seats or stay on the outside deck with your hair in the wind and the sun on your face. The skyline of Rotterdam is beautiful from the water. And the beautiful historic Dordrecht is more than worth a visit. Stroll through the old center or enjoy a drink on a terrace. Of course, you will also visit Kinderdijk. Nothing better than a visit to the windmills over the water. Step into one of the windmills and dive into the history of the Netherlands in general. Discover the most beautiful spots and the many possibilities of the Biesbosch via hiking trips, cycling routes, per boat or with canoes. Take your bike or scooter on board and spend a day exploring and traveling across the water. Line 21 (operates 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM): Erasmusbrug – Capelle a/d Ijssel – Kinderdijk windmill village  Line 20 (operates 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM): Erasmusbrug – Capelle a/d Ijssel – Krimpen a/d Ijssel – Ridderkerk – Alblasserdam – H.I. Ambacht – Papendrecht – Dordrecht 

Biesbosch: Boat Cruise through National Park

Biesbosch: Boat Cruise through National Park

Board a cruise boat and head out through the National Park of Biesbosch. See wildlife. sip on a drink and discover everything the park has to offer on this boat cruise. Begin your cruise from the jetty in Drimmelen. Be shown scenic areas of natural beauty and hear interesting stories from your captain about the park. Look out over the large deck of the boat for panoramic views. Tuck into some snacks or drinks, available to purchase on the boat. Enjoy having a boat specially built for boat trips through the area in all seasons with amenities including heating, a toilet, and a sound system. All information given by the captain will be in Dutch. An English version of the text can be printed out at the cash register.

Werkendam: Boat Cruise and Biesbosch Museum Entry Ticket

Werkendam: Boat Cruise and Biesbosch Museum Entry Ticket

Explore one of the largest national parks in the Netherlands on a sightseeing cruise through the waterways of De Biesbosch National Park near Wekendam. Then, head to Biesbosch Museum Island to learn about the natural and cultural importance of the area. Board a whisper boat and set sail through the narrow creeks and trenches of the reserve. Discover some of the park's most beautiful spots, like the Benenden Petrus trench, and keep an eye out for local wildlife as you travel, including beavers, eagles, and deer. See how the Dutch fought battles against the water, constructing polders in an attempt to tame nature. And discover how flood protection was ultimately achieved through depolderisation, giving areas of wetland back to mother nature. After your cruise, make your way to Biesbosch Museum Island. Explore the past, present, and future of the park as you visit the museum's permanent exhibition. Find out how the freshwater tidal area came to be after the St. Elizabeth flood of 1421. If you're visiting with your little ones, make sure to check out the Biesbosch experience, a scale model of the area including polders, dykes, and streams. This fun and educational exhibit explores the region's hydrological features and importance. Finally, stop at the museum café to refuel with a light snack and a drink, or pop into the museum shop to browse books, souvenirs, and locally made products. 

Dordrecht: City Canal Cruise

Dordrecht: City Canal Cruise

Cruise through its charming harbors and along the mighty river, passing iconic landmarks like the City Hall and the Great Church. Alternatively, head towards Groothoofd, where you'll be treated to panoramic views of the city gate. The closer you get to Dordt, the more stunning the scenery becomes during our Dordrecht cruise! Explore, experience, and savor the charms of Holland's oldest city. Onboard, relaxation and enjoyment take center stage. Our sloops offer ample space and comfort, ensuring you can sit back and unwind. During rain, the boat will be covered so you can sit dry and comfortably. Chilled refreshments, including soft drinks, wine, and craft beers, are available onboard.

Dordrecht: Highlights and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

Dordrecht: Highlights and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

Travel through 800 years of fascinating history on a guided tour of Holland's oldest city: Dordrecht. Join a local expert on an informative walk through famous landmarks and unique hidden gems. Enjoy an interactive experience and acquire a deeper sense of appreciation for each site you visit. Meet your guide and head out for a leisurely stroll from monument to monument. Gaze at Dordrecht's elegant Church of Our Lady and the City Hall. Wander around the beautiful harbor area and hear interesting stories of over 800 years of local history. Get a glimpse into the city's current atmosphere and lifestyle by visiting some lesser-known locations as well. Experience vibrant street art and modern architecture as you learn what Dordrecht looks and feels like nowadays.

Dordrecht: Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App

Dordrecht: Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App

Explore Dordrecht on your terms with this self-guided audio tour, accessible on your smartphone! Immerse yourself in the beauty of this historic city at your own pace and in your preferred language. This self-guided audio tour offers you the flexibility to choose your destinations and decide how long you wish to spend at each site. Dordrecht is a city where you can admire the history, culture and nature. From the beautiful historic harbors to picturesque alleys and a thousand imposing monuments, Dordrecht is the perfect city for a self-guided audio tour. Let the audio tour take you past one of the oldest distilleries in the Netherlands, the Grote Kerk, Huis van Gijn and the narrowest house in Dordrecht. You will also learn more about one of the worst atrocities in history and who knows, you might even manage to spot the cannonball in the Grote Kerk. In short, this hidden pearl and Holland's oldest city is rich in history, has ancient stories and will certainly not disappoint you. We have carefully crafted the most beautiful walking route for you and gathered more than 45 captivating and interesting stories. You'll pass by all the well-known landmarks but will also be surprised by new discoveries and hidden gems. Explore Dordrecht's rich history, embrace its vibrant present, and be delighted by its captivating legends and stories. Whether you're embarking on a solo adventure, enjoying a romantic city stroll with your partner or exploring the city with friends or family, our self-guided audio tour caters to all preferences. Plus, you'll receive a nice discount when you do the tour with companions.

From Amsterdam: Private Full-Day Tour in the Netherlands

From Amsterdam: Private Full-Day Tour in the Netherlands

Embark on a tailor-made journey through the Netherlands with a fully customizable full-day tour from Amsterdam led by a private host. Go beyond the iconic streets of Amsterdam to discover a wealth of Dutch treasures. Customize your itinerary to include places that most captivate your interest. Begin your adventure with a hotel pickup, as your host navigates the scenic route, providing insights into the history of the destinations you choose. With a carefully crafted route with two or three stops in different locations, enjoy a diverse and enriching experience. Opt to explore the charming canals of Delft, the regal allure of The Hague, the mesmerizing windmills of Kinderdijk, the modern architecture of Rotterdam, the historic charm of Delfshaven, or the picturesque streets of Dordrecht. Uncover a chapter in the story of the Netherlands at every destination, from the captivating countryside to vibrant villages and impressive cities.

Dordrecht: City Walking Tour with Boat Ride

Dordrecht: City Walking Tour with Boat Ride

Experience the beauty and history of Dordrecht like never before with our guided tour and boat trip package! Join our knowledgeable tour guide as they lead you through the charming streets of Dordrecht, sharing the rich history and cultural significance of the city. Discover the historic city center and learn about its rich history as you explore the charming streets on foot. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of this charming Dutch city as our expert guides lead you through its picturesque streets and landmarks. Then, hop aboard our boat and cruise along the picturesque waterways, taking in the stunning views of the city from a unique perspective. See Dordrecht from a whole new perspective and enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of the city from the water. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience.

Dordrecht: Distillery Tour with Dutch Gin & Genever Tasting

Dordrecht: Distillery Tour with Dutch Gin & Genever Tasting

Join a mini tasting of the Rutte Distillery which has been making gins, genevers, and liqueurs in Dordrecht since 1872 using traditional methods and the very best ingredients. Explore the art of botanical distilling, visit the stills, and enjoy a gin tasting. The tasting starts with a mini Gin and Tonic with our prize winning Dutch Dry Gin, our host will tell you everything your need to know about this incredible gin. Accompanied by a host or hostess, take a journey through Rutte’s rich history, learning about gin, genever and liqueurs. During the tour, you'll see the pot still and barrels we use for making our products. And taste a few of the products. Afterwards you will know the difference between gin and genever, the best ways to enjoy the products or how to mix them. The mini tasting is an introduction to the botanical world of the Rutte Distillery. That's why the tour is around 25 minutes to 30 minutes. If you are interested in a more extensive tasting of workshop have a look at our own website for the available dates.

Dordrecht: Dark History Tour

Dordrecht: Dark History Tour

Discover the hidden secrets of Dordrecht's intriguing past on a spellbinding Dark History Tour that promises an exhilarating and unforgettable experience. This is not your average city walk; it's a journey through time that will immerse you in the thrilling stories of murders, piracy, witches, disasters, and crime that have left an indelible mark on the city's history. Led by a knowledgeable and engaging local guide, the tour takes you on a captivating adventure, delving deep into the dark underbelly of Dordrecht's past. From mysterious disappearances to notorious serial killers, you'll hear accounts of crime and punishment that will send shivers down your spine. As you listen to the gripping narratives, you'll gain insight into the methods used by detectives of the time to solve these heinous crimes. Learn about the notorious pirates who called this region their home and discover the daring exploits that made them feared and revered. Throughout the tour, your guide will expertly weave together the narratives, ensuring that you are fully immersed in the atmosphere of the past. They will bring the stories to life with vivid details and anecdotes, making the tour both informative and entertaining. By the end of the Dark History Tour, you'll have gained a unique perspective on Dordrecht's past and a deep appreciation for the resilience of its inhabitants. The tour provides a tantalizing taste of the hidden gems and intriguing stories that lie beneath the surface of this charming city. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a lover of all things dark and mysterious, or simply seeking an alternative and exciting way to explore Dordrecht, this tour is not to be missed. Book now to secure your spot and embark on a gripping journey through the shadows of Dordrecht's history.

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(26 reviews)

A great experience in the best weather, fantastic views of nature in a narrow river network with a large but maneuverable excursion boat. Highly recommended.

A little hostile when you speak French, almost bother you when you ask if you're in the right boat ⛵. Otherwise it's great

Beautiful informative cruise with beautiful views. The captain of the whisper boat gave nice information. Recommended..

The punctuality, professionalism and smiles of the staff. Amazing.

This was an amazing experience- great value for money!