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Boating & Cruises
The excellent restaurant De Stroper runs boat tours that are a fine way to see Dordrecht's many delights.
As the name implies, this bustling 1902 cafe is right in the heart of town in the busy Voorstraat shopping strip. Huge windows on three sides let in light.
Museums & Galleries
Away from the old town, the flashy Dordrechts Museum has works by local artists. Most noteworthy are pieces by Jan van Goyen (1596–1656) and Albert Cuyp (1620–91)...
The Waterbus is a fast ferry service linking Dordrecht with Rotterdam via Kinderdijk and is an enjoyable alternative to the train. The boat leaves from Merwekade every 30 minutes and takes one hour to Rotterdam.
Beautiful large and thin pancakes are filled with dozens of choices of ingredients from savoury to sweet. Kids and adults love this place inside a vintage building with atmospheric time-worn wooden booths.
An old church with a facade dating from 1773.
Bistros & Brasseries
Gaze out on the canal or in summer dine on a floating platform at this superb fish restaurant. The menus change daily; the six-course option at dinner is a culinary tour de force. Try the surprise menu (€35).
This bridge over the Wijnhaven canal gives fine views of the dignified town hall, which is built over the canal.
Bakeries & Patisseries
Fantastic organic bakery where the owner is as sweet as her delectable cookies and cupcakes.
A gem of a little lunchroom run by namesake sisters where all the dishes are vegie and most of the produce is local and organic. Try a tasty baguette with a pot of fine tea or kick back with a fairtrade coffee...
A lively tapas bar in a building from 1616. Sit under trees canalside and enjoy one of Dordrecht's best views: gaze over two old canals while drinking both excellent riojas.
This museum shows the privations of the Dordrecht region during WWII; residents from that era are often chatting in the lobby.
The massive tower of the 14th- to 15th-century Grote Kerk was originally meant to have been much higher, but it took on a lean during its 150-year-plus construction...
The Museum Simon van Gijn depicts the life of an 18th-century patrician, with vintage knick-knacks, furnishings and tapestries.
Arts, Culture & Literary
This 1658 structure takes its name from the buck-toothed critters supporting a coat of arms over the door.
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