Our most recommended things to do in Dordrecht

Biesbosch: Boat Cruise through National Park

1. 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.

Rotterdam: Waterbus Day Ticket to Kinderdijk and Dordrecht

2. Rotterdam: Waterbus Day Ticket to Kinderdijk and Dordrecht

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 

Werkendam: Boat Cruise and Biesbosch Museum Entry Ticket

3. 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: Highlights and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

4. 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 - Self-Guided City Walking Tour with Audio Guide

5. Dordrecht - Self-Guided City Walking Tour with Audio Guide

Explore the beautiful city center of Dordrecht at your own pace. This self-guided audio tour will take you to all the well-known spots and undiscovered gems of Dordrecht. The audio guide will tell you all the historical and current ins and outs of each place. 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. Go on a journey of discovery with your self-guided audio tour and get to know Dordrecht and its history in a unique way.

Dordrecht: Distillery Tour with Dutch Gin & Genever Tasting

6. Dordrecht: Distillery Tour with Dutch Gin & Genever Tasting

Since 1872, the Rutte Distillery has been making gins, genevers and liqueurs in Dordrecht, using traditional methods and only the very best ingredients. A host or hostess will take you on a journey of Rutte’s rich history, teaching you everything about gin and genever. During the tour, let yourself to be surprised by all the great spirits that Rutte still distills itself. The tour will include a tasting of gin and genever. During your visit you will explore the art of botanical distilling that is used for gin, genever and liqueurs. This includes a visit to our stills

Dordrecht: Dark History Tour

7. 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.

Dordrecht: City Walking Tour with Boat Ride

8. 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.

VIP Private Full Day Tour of the Netherlands

9. VIP Private Full Day Tour of the Netherlands

Explore a different side of the Netherlands with this full-day customizable tour of the Netherlands with a private guide and driver. There is so much more to see in the Netherlands than just Amsterdam. With this tour we make a personalized itinerary of the places you would like to see. The tour will be given by a professional guide that will drive you around in a luxury vehicle. The guide will tell you all the history, stories and information about the places you wish to visit. After the tour the guide will drive you back to the hotel. Be collected from your accommodation or another location in the city. Be driven to the south of the Netherlands to explore the beautiful Dutch countryside, villages, and impressive cities. Choose between different places to visit. This includes Delft, the Hague, Kinderdijk, Rotterdam, Delfshaven, and Dordrecht. Your itinerary will be made for you with two or three stops at different places. Your guide will tell you all the history, stories, and information about the places you visit. After the tour, the guide will drive you back to your accommodation. 

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What people are saying about Dordrecht

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 26 reviews

A very nice boat tour, in beautiful nature, highly recommended if you have your vacation in this area. The boat tour was also given in German when booking, but unfortunately it didn't take place on the boat. We had very nice Dutch people at our table, who then translated everything for us. thanks for that

Great trip. Only the air conditioning that was on started to work on my hips, then I went above deck and I remembered that I should have done that from the start. Nice fun.

Nice sailing, friendly staff admiration for the helmsman to pilot such a large ship through such narrow and winding waters

We expected to hear more about the animals living in the Biesbosch (maybe to see) Furthermore, a beautiful sailing route

Nice experience and plenty of space on board with the option to have a drink