Top things to do in Dordrecht

Top Choice Modern European in Dordrecht

Villa Augustus Restaurant

Chefs here make the most of the harvest from the large attached kitchen garden and orchard, supplemented by what is in season at the local markets. Produce is largely organic, and always fresh. You'll dine in the fo…
Top Choice Textiles in Dordrecht


A shop associated with a social enterprise, Wereldwijven (Worldpeople) trains migrant women in sewing and embroidery, giving them a potential income-generating skill, teaching them Dutch and offering networking oppo…
Museum in Dordrecht

Dordrechts Museum

Celebrating Dordrecht's artistic heritage, this fine-art museum has two floors filled with canvases depicting the landscape in this part of the Netherlands, as well as detailed portraits of local luminaries. The hig…
Church in Dordrecht

Grote Kerk

The massive tower of the 14th- to 15th-century Grote Kerk was originally meant to have reached much higher toward the heavens, but it took on a lean during its 150-year-plus construction. You can climb to the top – …
European in Dordrecht

Bistro Twee 33

In fact, there's nothing twee about this modern bistro and wine bar, which features a warm colour scheme, pendant lights, wine-lined shelves and an open bar and kitchen. The menu eschews fuss, concentrating on house…
Cafe in Dordrecht


Secreted in the rear garden of the Museum Simon van Gijn, this cafe is a delightful spot in which to enjoy a coffee, tea, slice of cake or panino. Reserve in advance to enjoy a decadent cake-laden high tea (standard…
International in Dordrecht


As hip as Dordrecht gets, this hybrid bar, cafe and restaurant shares an airy and historic space with an art gallery at the rear and a music shop with lots of vinyl on offer upstairs. The dishes emerging from the se…
Italian in Dordrecht

Strada del Vino

Green, red and white flags flying outside make it clear that this place is proudly Italian. Dominated by a large pizza oven at the rear, it's popular with families, local chefs (it's one of the few places in town to…
Seafood in Dordrecht

De Stroper

Gaze out on the canal while enjoying excellent seafood dishes at this long-standing favourite. The menu focuses on fishy treats cooked Mediterranean-style (paella, bouillabaisse, pastas) but there's usually one meat…
Cultural in Dordrecht

Dordtse Boekenmarkt

A massive book market takes over every street in the historic town centre, and there are plenty of associated cultural events to enjoy.