Dordrecht city trip
Dordrecht. Historic city near the Biesbosch
Historic city near the Biesbosch
Dordrecht - Dordrecht is the oldest city in Holland. At the Groothoofd you have a great view of the Three River Point where four(!) of the busiest rivers in the Netherlands converge. It is high time to investigate whether Dordrecht is suitable as a destination for a short city trip!
Settlement at the riverThuredrech was once a small settlement near a ford of a peat river. 1000 years later, Dordrecht is a medium-sized city at the confluence of the Beneden Merwede, Noord and the Oude Maas. The city has about 118,000 inhabitants. Thanks to its rich history - in the Middle Ages, Dordt was one of the six major cities of Holland - it is now a pleasant medium-sized city where you can shop or stroll through the ancient streets of the 'island of Dordrecht'.
Three-rivers point with four rivers
Busiest sailing point in EuropeAt the Groothoofd you have a fantastic view of the Drierivierenpunt. Here the Beneden Merwede (right) splits into the Noord (opposite) and the Oude Maas (left). Unfortunately invisible from the Drierivierenpunt, but on the right the Wantij also ends up on these rivers. With 150,000 passing ships per year, this is the busiest sailing hub in Europe.
You have a completely different view from the Grote Kerk. Climbing the tower takes 269 steps, but as a reward you get a wide view of the city with the Island of Dordrecht and the rivers.