About Dordrecht


Being the oldest city of Holland, Dordrecht is where the three rivers ‘Merwede’, ‘Old Maas’ and ‘Noord’ meet. The historical town centre has over 1000 monuments and is a real voyage of discovery. Nature lovers can enjoy the National Park ‘De Hollandse Biesbosch’, a large part of which is on Dordrecht’s territory. In 2012 Dordrecht was voted event city of the year. There’s something here for everyone. PuraVida B&B is the perfect place from which to explore the city and the Dordrecht surroundings.

Dordrecht surroundings – City HallTown centre

The medieval harbours, the stately mansions and storehouses and of course the Dordrecht Minster or ‘Grote Kerk’. The city of Dordrecht has a lot to offer for history buffs. But Dordrecht also has some wonderful cafe’s, lunchrooms and restaurants. Every Friday and Saturday you can browse the market.


Just outside the urban areas of Dordrecht you will find National Park ‘De Biesbosch’. A unique freshwater tidal area which you can enjoy in many different ways. Walking, running, cycling, swimming, boating, fishing and more. Watch the beavers and their dams or learn more about the history and nature in the visitor centre.

Kinderdijk-molens Dordrecht surroundings

You can find many more wonderfull sights outside Dordrecht. Closeby are the windmills of ‘Kinderdijk’, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or visit the modern and vibrant city of Rotterdam, a ‘must-see’ city according to Lonely Planet. Take the ferry to ‘De Brabantse Bieschbos’ and discover even more of this unique piece of nature. The Dordrecht surroundings offer endless opportunities for exploration.