Dordrecht, The Netherlands Cruise Port, 2019 and 2020 Cruises to Dordrecht, The Netherlands | The Cruise Web
 

Dordrecht, The Netherlands Cruise Port

Dordrecht, sometimes referred to as Dordt, is both a city and municipality in the Western region of Netherlands. The city is located in the South Holland province. It covers an approximate area of 99.47 square kilometers and hosts a population of around 118,782 people according to statistical estimates gathered in 2014. These facts affirm the city's status of being the fourth largest city in the South Holland province. Dordrecht is considered to be that largest and the most important city found in the river delta area commonly referred to as the Drechtsteden. The city is acclaimed for having a rich historical and cultural background, since it is considered the oldest city in the Holland area. Featured below are some of the recommended experiences and activities that visitors can enjoy after cruising to Dordrecht, Netherlands:
 
  • Nature lovers and adventurers alike should pay a visit to the National Park De Biebosch. This park is a freshwater delta that is made up of approximately 8,000 hectares of small rivers and streams. The nature reserve offers some fantastic opportunities for cycling, hiking, and canoeing.
     
  • Architecture buffs should pay a visit to the Grote Kerk, also known as the 'Big Church', which was built between the years 1285 to 1470. The church boasts of having a 65-meter tower that has 67 bells. It is considered to be the largest church in the city.
     
  • History fanatics and art lovers should definitely visit the Dordrechts Museum. This is an art museum that was founded in 1842 and boasts of having an art collection that consists of works done by numerous artists from the last 400 years.
     
  • Visitors should also pay a visit to the Kyck over den Dyck, which roughly translates to 'the view over the Dike'. This is the last windmill in the city which was built in 1612 for use in the production of malt for the Dordts beer brewers.
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