Less than 300 mtrs. away you will find a large shopping centre. From here you can take a bus to the town of Dordrecht (approx. 10 min.) with its car free historical centre. The town offers a multitude of monuments dating back to the 16th century as well as a magnificent gothic church. It's tower can be climbed (275 steps) and offers a superb view over the island and surrounding areas.
The whisperboat tour through the harbours and over the rivers shows the historical centre from a totally different point of view.
Important sights and places of interest are located primarely arround the Groothoofdspoort and the Grote Kerk with its magnificent unfinished tower and, unusual for Holland, its stone ceiling structure.
Also the historic habours, one of which passes under the town hall, are popular points of interest. Along the the old harbours you'll find impressive merchant homes dating back to the 17th and 18th century.
By bike, still the recreational vehicle of choice, you can make beautiful trips in Dordrecht and surroundings.
From the center of Dordrecht you travel with modern waterbuses to regional areas, for example, to the beautiful windmills at Kinderdijk. The waterbuses are located at the Merwedekade.
Because a bike can be included other attractions in the vicinity of Dordrecht are reachebale in an attractive way.
The Hof is an old Augustinian Cloister with an interesting history. The very first Free State Congress took place here in 1572.
The Statenplein forms the center of the city. Not far away, on the Scheffersplein you'll find a statue of the Dordrecht born painter Ary Scheffer.
One block further, on the Visbrug, a large statue of the Brothers Johan and Cornelis de Witt dominates the area.
On the Noordendijk you'll find the last windmill left "Kijck over de Dijck" can be visited on Saturdays.
Several Hofs dating back to the late middle ages can still be found in the town: De Lenghenhof (1755), Regentenhof, Arend Maartenhof(1625), De van Slingelandhof (1542), Clara en Mariahof (1881).
East of the city lies the Sliedrechte Biesbosch, south, the Dordrechtse Biesbosch. These nature parks still located on the Island of Dordrecht together form one nature and recreational area.
With the ferry between Kop van het Land and Werkendam you can reach the rest of the National Park De Biesbosch.
Major attractions in Dordrecht in the first place are the river quayside at the port Groothoofds and the Great Church with its distinctive, unfinished tower and an unusual stone vaulting.
Do not forget the town house.
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