Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Dordrecht, Netherlands


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 2.9 km
Ascend 33 m
Descend 28 m

Explore Dordrecht in Netherlands with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in DordrechtIndividual Sights in Dordrecht

Sight 1: Nieuw- of Sint Nicolaaskerk

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The Nieuwkerk is a medieval church in the city of Dordrecht, in the Dutch province of South Holland.

Wikipedia: Nieuwkerk (Dordrecht) (NL)

178 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: St Maria Maior

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The St. Maria Maior is a building of the Old Catholic Church on the Voorstraat in the city of Dordrecht, in the Dutch province of South Holland.

Wikipedia: H. Maria Maior (NL), Website

374 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Augustijnenkerk

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The Augustijnenkerk is a church in the city center of the city of Dordrecht, in the Dutch province of South Holland. The Augustinian church belonged to the Augustinian monastery and was originally built around 1293. In the second half of the 15th century, the church was extended with a side aisle. The façade, in classicist style, dates from 1773. The church was restored between 1994 and 1996 and has a Maarschalkerweerd organ from 1899.

Wikipedia: Augustijnenkerk (Dordrecht) (NL)

305 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: Dordrechts museum

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Dordrechts Museum is an art museum in Dordrecht, Netherlands. The museum was founded in 1842 and has a collection of artists of the last 400 years.

Wikipedia: Dordrechts Museum (EN), Website

193 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Arend Maartenshof

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Arend Maartenshof Michiel1972 / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Arend Maartenshof is a courtyard in the town of Dordrecht, in the Dutch province of South Holland. The courtyard was built in 1625 and was named after its founder Arend Maartenszoon. He was known as a money-grubber and tried to improve his reputation by building 38 houses for poor women. By founding this almshouse, the namesake hoped to ease his conscience. For a long time, Arend Maartenszoon was more interested in collecting as much money as possible than in caring about his fellow man. A bad reputation among his fellow townsmen and the church was the result of his greedy attitude.

Wikipedia: Arend Maartenshof (NL)

715 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 6: Stadhuis

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The City Hall in Dordrecht is a renaissance building decorated in neoclassic style on the Stadhuisplein and over one of the city harbors; the Voorstraathaven. It is the seat of the city's government, which first received city rights in 1220, and today it is still the place where residents often hold their civic wedding ceremonies.

Wikipedia: Dordrecht City Hall (EN), Website

370 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Museum Mr. Simon Van Gijn

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Huis Van Gijn is a museum, located in two monumental buildings on the Nieuwe Haven in Dordrecht, in the Dutch province of South Holland. The main building is the former home of the namesake, Simon van Gijn. The museum is set up in such a way that it seems as if time has stood still and the visitor can see what life was like a hundred years and more ago.

Wikipedia: Huis Van Gijn (NL), Website

27 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 8: Museum 1940-1945

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Museum 1940-1945 is a museum in Dordrecht, in the Dutch province of South Holland. The museum, founded in 1988, is dedicated to the Second World War and the role Dordrecht played in it in particular.

Wikipedia: Museum 1940-1945 (NL)

383 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 9: Catharijnepoort

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The Catrijnepoort is a city gate in the city of Dordrecht, South Holland. The gate is located on the Hooikade along the Oude Maas and forms the end of the Korte Engelenburgerkade. It is one of the two remaining city gates of Dordrecht; the other is the Groothoofdspoort. In the monument register, the gate is listed as Catharijnepoort.

Wikipedia: Catharijnepoort (Dordrecht) (NL)

337 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 10: Grote of Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk

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The Grote Kerk of Dordrecht, officially the Church of Our Lady is a large church in the Brabantine Gothic style, and the largest church in the city. It was built between 1284 and 1470, though some parts are newer. It became a Protestant church in 1572, and remains an active church, now owned by the Protestant Church in the Netherlands.

Wikipedia: Grote Kerk, Dordrecht (EN), Website


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