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Rotterdam: Waterbus Ticket to Dordrecht and/or Kinderdijk

1. 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

2. 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

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: Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App

4. 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

5. 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 Canal Cruise

6. 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: Distillery Tour with Dutch Gin & Genever Tasting

7. 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.

VIP Private Full Day Tour of the Netherlands

8. 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. 

Dordrecht Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

9. Dordrecht Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

The Sherlock Holmes City Game is a self-guided tour that gives you a fun and interactive way to walk around the city. All you need is a phone with an internet connection. As soon as you book the game, we will send you all the information you need via email. By moving around the city, you will unlock assignments. Here you will find characters who are willing to help. But the information comes at a price! Solve their puzzles, take on hilarious photo challenges, chase down culprits and play along to get closer to solving the murder of Balthasar. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - Difficulty level: easy – also suitable for families with children - Duration: 2 hours - Tickets: You only need to buy 1 ticket per group (1-4 people) - Each group will play with 1 device. For groups of more than 4 people, you can buy 2 or more tickets. - To book this game you need to indicate a date/time, BUT you can start whenever you like. - *NOTE: this City Game uses the city as an interactive playing field but DOES NOT provide any information about the city! HOW TO PLAY: Book the City Game, check the email we send you with the instructions, download the Loquiz App, and begin your gaming experience! Explore the city at your own pace while playing the Sherlock Holmes City Game, a self-guided tour that offers a lot of freedom and flexibility. You can play when, where and with who you want. Whether you want to play alone for personal excitement or with a group of people this is the game for you! Playing with more groups will turn into a competitive experience, perfect as a teambuilding activity. This game is a fun activity you can do while visiting a city with your family and friends or as a couple. Our City Game offers the maximum independence, you can play pause & continue whenever you want!

e-Scavenger hunt: explore Dordrecht at your own pace

10. e-Scavenger hunt: explore Dordrecht at your own pace

Go on a discovery tour of Dordrecht. Discover the most important facts and famous locations of the city Dordrecht. Search for the city's treasures with your family or friends. Can you complete the assignments? Will you get the top score in Dordrecht? This e-Scavenger hunt will give you a fantastic day in Dordrecht. Decide for yourself when you start, pause and end. Play in one team or in smaller teams against each other. Get to know the city in a unique way, ideal for families, friends or colleagues. Instructions for starting the tour will be given after booking. You can do this tour whenever you choose.

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(26 reviews)

We went to Kinderdijk and Dordrecht without any problems. First we went to the departure point specified in the Ticket. We boarded from the blue flag waterbus pier, just to the right of Erasmusbrug. After getting on the sea bus, we had our ticket read by the attendant. Waterbus departure times are written on the pier here. After stopping at a few stops, we got off at Kinderdijk. We visited this place and came back to the same pier to go to Dordrech. However, you cannot go directly from here. It is necessary to make a transfer. From the same pier, you can get on the smaller green boats, go to Ridderkerk and then take a waterbus again to Dodrech. We paid 2 euros per person when going to Ridderkerk. From here we went to Dordrech. There is a map and departure times at each station. We were very pleased. It was a very nice and comfortable journey.

Haas was a great tour guide and told us about the area and made great recommendations. This is the way to go…don’t get in a tour bud book this instead for a personalized tour.

Beautiful cruise, good guide with expert knowledge. And very nice, he let his 9-year-old granddaughter take the helm. She enjoyed it. The museum is also highly recommended.

The weather was terrible with rain and hail. We got soaking wet including shoes. But we saw the windmills and a rainbow. Make sure you check the time of your return boat.

It was fun despite the weather, varied.. friendly, open and clear