Dordrecht (, , ; colloquially Dordt ), historically known in English as Dordt or Dort, is a city
in the Western Netherlands
, located in the province
of South Holland
. It is the province's fifth-largest city after Rotterdam, The Hague, Zoetermeer and Leiden, with a population of . The municipality covers the entire Dordrecht Island, also often called ''Het Eiland van Dordt'' ("the Island of Dordt"), bordered by the rivers Oude Maas
, Beneden Merwede
, Nieuwe Merwede
, Hollands Diep
, and Dordtsche Kil
. Dordrecht is the largest and most important city in the Drechtsteden
and is also part of the Randstad
, the main conurbation
in the Netherlands. Dordrecht is the oldest city in Holland
and has a rich history and culture.
The name Dordrecht comes from ''Thuredriht'' (circa 1120), ''Thuredrecht'' (circa 1200). The name seems to mean 'thoroughfare'; a ship-canal or -river through which ships were pulled by rope from one river to another, as here from the Dubbel to the Merwede, or vice versa. Earlier etymologists had assumed that the 'drecht' suffix came from Latin 'trajectum', a ford, but this was rejected in 1996. The Drecht is now supposed to have been derived from '', which means to pull, tow or drag. Inhabitants of Dordrecht are ''Dordtenaren'' (singular: ''Dordtenaar''). Dordrecht is informally called ''Dordt'' by its inhabitants. In earlier centuries, Dordrecht was a major trade port, well known to British merchants, and was called Dort in English.
The city was formed along the Thure river
, in the midst of peat swamps. This river was a branch of the river Dubbel, which is part of the massive Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta
complex, near the current Bagijnhof
. Around 1120 reference to Dordrecht was made by a remark that count Dirk IV of Holland
was murdered in 1049 near "''Thuredrech''".
Dordrecht was granted city rights
by William I, Count of Holland
, in 1220, making it the oldest city in the present province of South Holland
. In fact, Geertruidenberg
was the first city in the historical county of Holland
to receive city rights, but this municipality currently is part of the province of Noord-Brabant
In the 12th and 13th centuries, Dordrecht developed into an important market city because of its strategic location. It traded primarily in wine
. Dordrecht was made even more important when it was given staple right
In 1253 a Latin school
was founded in Dordrecht. It still exists today as the and is the oldest gymnasium
in the Netherlands. From 1600 to 1615 Gerhard Johann Vossius
at this school.
On 18–19 November 1421, the Saint Elisabeth's flood
flooded large parts of southern Holland, causing Dordrecht to become an island. It was commonly said that over 10,000 people died in the flood, but recent research indicates that it was probably less than 200 people.
On 29 June 1457, the city was devastated by a fire which started in Kleine Spuistraat, destroying many buildings, including the Grote Kerk.
Union of Dordrecht
In 1572, four years into the Dutch Revolt
, representatives of all the cities of Holland, with the exception of Amsterdam
, as well as the Watergeuzen
, represented by William II de la Marck
, gathered in Dordrecht to hold the ''Eerste Vrije Statenvergadering'' ("First Assembly of the Free States
"), also known as the ''Unie van Dordrecht'' ("Union of Dordrecht"). This secret meeting, called by the city of Dordrecht, was a rebellious act since only King Philip II
or his stadtholder
, at that time the Duke of Alva
, were allowed to call a meeting of the States of Holland
During the meeting, the organization and financing of the rebellion against the Spanish occupation was discussed, Phillip II was unanimously denounced, and William of Orange
was chosen as the rightful stadtholder
and recognized as the official leader of the revolt. Orange, represented at the meeting by his assistant Philips of Marnix
, was promised financial support of his struggle against the Spanish and at his own request, freedom of religion
was declared in all of Holland.
The gathering is regarded as the first important step towards the free and independent Dutch Republic
. Other important gatherings such as the Union of Brussels
(1577) and the Union of Utrecht
(1579) paved the way for official independence of the Dutch Republic
, declared in the Act of Abjuration
The Union of Dordrecht was held in an Augustinian monastery, nowadays simply called ''het Hof'' ("the Court"). The room in which the meeting was held is called ''de Statenzaal'' ("The Hall of States") and features a stained glass
window in which the coats of arms of the twelve cities that were present at the meeting can be seen.
Synod of Dordrecht
From November 13, 1618 to May 9, 1619, an important Dutch Reformed Church
assembly took place in Dordrecht, referred to as the Synod of Dordrecht
The synod attempted, and succeeded, to settle the theological differences of opinion between the central tenets of Calvinism
, and a new school of thought within the Dutch Reformed Church
known as Arminianism
, named for its spiritual leader Jacobus Arminius
. Arminius' followers were also commonly known as Remonstrants
, after the 1610 Five Articles of Remonstrance
which outlined their points of dissent from the church's official doctrine. They were opposed by the Contra-Remonstrants, or the Gomarists, who were led by Dutch theologian Franciscus Gomarus
During the Twelve Years' Truce
, this in essence purely theological conflict between different factions of the church had in practice spilled over into politics, dividing society along ideological lines, and threatening the existence of the young republic by repeatedly bringing it to the brink of civil war.
The synod was attended by Gomarist Dutch delegates and also by delegates from Reformed churches in Germany
, and England
. Though it was originally intended that the synod would bring agreement on the doctrine of predestination among all the Reformed churches, in practice this Dutch synod was mainly concerned with problems facing the Dutch Reformed Church
The opening sessions dealt with a new Dutch translation of the Bible, a catechism, and the censorship of books. The synod then called upon representatives of the Remonstrants to express their beliefs. The Remonstrants refused to accept the rules established by the synod and eventually were expelled from the church.
The synod then studied the theology of the Remonstrants and declared that it was contrary to Scripture. The Canons of Dort
were produced; they discussed in detail in five sections the errors of the Remonstrants that were rejected as well as the doctrines that were affirmed. The doctrines affirmed were that predestination is not conditional on belief; that Christ did not die for all; the total depravity of man; the irresistible grace of God; and the impossibility of falling from grace. These canons of Dort, along with the Belgic Confession and the Heidelberg Catechism, remain the theological basis of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands.
Following the synod, two hundred Remonstrant ministers were deposed from their office, of which eighty were banished. The political leaders of the Remonstrant movement were arrested and one of them beheaded on May 14, 1619. It was only after the death of Prince Maurice in 1625 that the persecution of the Remonstrants ceased.
The Patriots movement
From 1780 to 1787, Dordrecht was home to the Patriots
faction which intended to remove the hereditary Stadtholder
position held by the House of Orange-Nassau
. The Netherlands was after all a republic ''de jure
''. Soon after, more cities followed and William V
fled from Holland. But his brother-in-law, King Frederick William II of Prussia
, came to the aid of William V and on 18 September 1787, Dordrecht capitulated to Prussian troops. The Patriots were defeated and Willem V was restored in his position as Stadtholder.
In the 18th century, the importance of Dordrecht began to wane, and Rotterdam
became the main city in the region. Yet throughout the centuries, Dordrecht held a key position in the defense of Holland. It hosted an army division well into the 20th century. During the mobilization
of August 1939, infantry and artillery were sent to Dordrecht to defend the island. When the Germans invaded the Netherlands on the 10th of May 1940 German paratroopers landed in Dordrecht. After fierce fighting they overtook the bridges Dordrecht-Moerdijk and Dordrecht-Zwijndrecht. Many buildings in Dordrecht were destroyed.
At the end of the Second World War
, during the winter of 1944–45, Dordrecht and its surroundings were in the middle between the opposing armies. The border between occupied and liberated regions ran along the Hollands Diep
. Dordrecht was finally liberated by the Canadian Army.
In 1970, the municipality Dubbeldam
(then ca. 10,000 inhabitants) and the southern part of the municipality of Sliedrecht
were incorporated into Dordrecht, making Dordrecht Island one municipality.
Dordrecht is divided into 27 districts, neighbourhoods and hamlet
In 2008, around 17% of the population of Dordrecht was of non-Western origin. Between 2005 and 2008, this number has not changed.
The allochthonous population consists for a large part of young people while the indigenous population has started to age very quickly. Over six thousand Turks
live in Dordrecht, many of whom are originally from Kayapinar
According to the Social Geographical Office of Dordrecht, the population consisted of the following ethnic groups in 2005 and 2008;
Because of its long and important role in Dutch history, Dordrecht has a rich culture. The medieval city centre is home to over 950 monuments. The city also houses 7 historic churches and 6 museums in a relatively small area and hosts many festivals
and events every year.
Places of interest
* The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe-Kerk ('Our Dear Lady Church') or simply the Grote Kerk
('Big Church') was built between 1285 and 1470. The 65-meter tower contains a carillon with 67 bells including one weighing 9830 kilos
, making it the heaviest bell in the Netherlands.
* The Augustijnenkerk ('Church of the Augustins') was built around 1293 and is currently owned by the Dutch Reformed Church
. The church includes the Augustinian
Monastery ''het Hof'' ('the Court') which was built in 1275 and was the location of the First Assembly of the Free States.
* The Nieuwkerk ('New Church') or St Nicolaas Kerk was built in 1175 and is, ironically considering its name, the oldest building in Dordrecht.
* The Munt van Holland ('Mint of Holland'), mint
built in 1366. The majority of the coins used in the region of Holland
in the Middle Ages
were struck here. Nowadays, the building houses a music school
* Kyck over den Dyck ('View over the Dike'), the last windmill
in Dordrecht. It was built in 1612 and used to produce malt
that was used by Dordts beer brewers
* The Groothoofdspoort
('Big Head's Gate') is the original city gate
of Dordrecht, built in the 14th and 15th centuries. It is situated at the point where the rivers the Meuse
, the Merwede
, and the Rhine
* Arend Maartenshof (Arend Maarten's Court), built in 1625.
* Stadhuis city hall
, built in 1383.
* Statue of Ary Scheffer
(1861), by Joseph Mezzara.
* Statue of Johan
and Cornelis de Witt
(1918), by Toon Depuis.
* River quais.
The following museums are located in Dordrecht:
, dedicated to the history of inland navigation.
, informally called ''Schilderijenmuseum'' (the paintings museum). Every summer, its garden, known as ''de Museumtuin'' (the Museum garden), hosts the showing of several art house
films that gained significant attention in the previous year. Re-opened in late 2010 after an extensive renovation.
*Simon van Gijn museum, named after honorary citizen Simon van Gijn and winner of the museum prize 2004–2005, awarded by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
*Nationaal Landschapskundig Museum, (National Museum of Landscaping
*Museum 1940–1945, also known as ''het Verzetsmuseum'' (the Resistance museum).
*Het Hof, about the Dutch history
*Onderwijsmuseum, dedicated to the Dutch history of education and schools.
Events and festivals
Dordrecht hosts around 20 cultural
events and festivals each year. The city won the title of "Best events city of the year" in 2003 and was nominated for the same title in 2004 and 2005.
''Dordt in Stoom'' (literally: Dordt in steam) is the biggest steam event in Europe during which historical steam trains, steam boats etc. can be seen in action. It is organized every other year and attracts a quarter of a million visitors. Attention is also paid to Dordrecht's art
during ''Kunstrondje Dordt'' (literally: Little art circle Dordt) and ''Dordt Monumenteel'' (Dordt Monumental), which attracts around 100.000 visitors every year.
Dordrecht hosts the second largest book market and the largest Christmas
market in the Netherlands.
''Wantijfestival'' is an out-doors music festival that has been held annually in the second week of June since 1995. It takes place in the Wantij park and attracts around 35.000 people each year. Wantij park also hosts the ''Wantijconcerten'' (Wantij concerts) that are held every Monday night in July and August. Other popular music festivals held in Dordrecht are the ''World Jazz dagen'' (World Jazz days) held annually in August or September, the ''Dancetour'' or ''Boulevard of Dance'', which takes place on Kingsday
, ''Big Rivers Festival'', a film, music, poetry and theatre festival held in June, and the Cello festival, held every four years in the weekend of the Ascension
.Rond Uit Dordrech
t, Since 2013 they do organise a four-day bicycle festival early June.
A website with a list of the festivals in the city DordrechtDordrecht Festivals
, Dordrecht is called ''Ooi- en Ramsgat'' (Ewe's and Ram's hole), and its inhabitants are ''Schapenkoppen'' (Sheepheads). This name originates from an old folk story. Import of meat or cattle was taxed in the 17th century. To avoid having to pay, two men dressed up a sheep they had bought outside the city walls, attempting to disguise it as a man. The sheep was discovered because it bleated as the three men (two men and one sheep) passed through the city wall gate. There is a special monument of a man and his son trying to hold a sheep disguised as a man between them, that refers to this legend. The logo of Dordrecht's professional football club FC Dordrecht
includes the head of a ram and its supporters are known to sing ''Wij zijn de Dordtse schapenkoppen'' (we are the Dordtse sheep heads) during matches. There is also a cookie called ''Schapenkop'' (sheep head) which is a speciality of Dordrecht.
There are many more legends about Dordrecht. One of them is about Saint Sura, a young woman who planned on building an entire church with only three coins in her purse. She was murdered because of her supposed wealth.
Another legend is about the house called ''de Onbeschaamde'' (the Unembarrassed). It is about the three brothers Van Beveren who each wanted to build a house and decided to make a bet on who would dare to place the most risqué statue on their façade. One of the brothers, Abraham van Beveren, placed a naked little boy on his façade. However, the house that supposedly won has an empty façade today because, according to the story, the statue was so risqué that it was removed.
A well known saying about Dordrecht is ''Hoe dichter bij Dordt, hoe rotter het wordt'' (the closer to Dordrecht, the more rotten it gets). The previous mayor Noorland added to that; ''maar ben je er eenmaal in, dan heb je het prima naar je zin'' (but once you're in it, you're perfectly content). The saying can probably be explained as follows; traffic used to go by water and whoever came close to Dordrecht was obliged, according to staple right
, to display their merchandise for a couple of days before being allowed to sail on. This caused loss of time and caused products to become rotten. Another explanation is derived from ''Bommel
is rommel, bij Tiel
is niet viel en hoe dichter bij Dordt hoe rotter het wordt'' which is supposed to be said by farmers describing the bad quality of the land close to the rivers Maas
, only suitable for harvesting reed
The Sliedrechtse Biesbosch, east of Dordrecht, and the Dordtse Biesbosch, south of Dordrecht, together form the Hollandse Biesbosch which is a part of the national park the Biesbosch
, one of the largest national parks in the Netherlands and one of the last freshwater tide areas in Europe. The Dordtse Biesbosch has several recreational areas that are used for walking
There are also several parks near the city, such as Merwepark and Wantijpark.
The Riwal Hoogwerkers Stadion
is a football stadium and home ground of the local team FC Dordrecht
playing in the second national league.
Dordts is a dialect of Dutch
traditionally spoken by the working class of Dordrecht. It is categorized under the Hollandic
accents but also has characteristics of Zeelandic
Typical features of Dordts are:
* Using the diminutive suffix
''-ie'' or ''-tie'' in cases where standard Dutch uses ''-je''. (e.g. Standard Dutch: (“little apple”) Dordts: )
* Words borrowed from Brabantian such as ''akkerdere'' (“lit. to knock or to fit, fig. “to get along”)
* The Dutch diphthongs
''ei'' and ''ui'' tend to be pronounced more like ''èè'' and ''öö''. Recently, the ''ei''-sound has started to be pronounced more like ''ai''.
In the 20th century, Dordts has slowly started to disappear as more and more people have started speaking standard Dutch
. The strongest Dordts dialect is nowadays found in the working-class neighborhoods bordering the city centre.
On 14 November 1992 and again on 12 November 2011, the official arrival of the popular historical figure Sinterklaas
was held in Dordrecht and broadcast on national television.
The current economy of Dordrecht is based on ship building, wood industry, and steel industry. The city has the sixth largest sea port in the Netherlands. One of the largest employers on Dordrecht Island is DuPont de Nemours (Nederland) B.V.
It has 9 factories here with a workforce of 900 people.
In development are the "Learning" and "Health" Business Parks. The Learning Park is intended to have of space for educational institutions. In the Health Park, a wide range of health services will be located, with the Dordwijk Campus of the Albert Schweitzer Hospital as focal point. Other services include a blood bank, pharmacy, and mental health clinic.
Near the Health Park a new Sport Park will be built. A new large sport centre, the equivalent size of 3 soccer fields, is planned complete with gyms, skating rink, and a pool. Next to this Sport Park, a huge outdoor event terrain will be established.
Shopping in the centre of Dordrecht is centred around the Voorstraat, the Sarisgang and the Statenplein (Staten square). The Voorstraat is long, making it the longest shopping street in the Netherlands. Markets are held every Friday and Saturday on the Statenplein and in the Sarisgang and on Tuesday in Dubbeldam.
Government and politics
College van B&W
In February 2020 the College van Burgemeester en Wethouders
('Board of Mayor
') in Dordrecht consisted of the following:
* Wouter Kolff, Mayor (VVD)
* Piet Sleeking, alderman.(Beter voor Dordt)
* Peter Heijkoop, alderman (CDA)
*Marco Stam, alderman (Beter voor Dordt)
*Rik van der Linden, alderman (CU/SGP)
*Maarten Burggraaf, alderman (VVD)
The results of the 2018 municipal election
in Dordrecht were as follows.
of Dordrecht are:
Dordrecht is well connected to the Dutch railroad system, and has several international connections. There are three railway stations; Dordrecht railway station
, Zuid railway station
and Stadspolders railway station
. The train system hosts:
* South-West direction Roosendaal
-and further (including international to Belgium)
* South-East direction Breda
* North-West direction Rotterdam
, The Hague
* East direction Gorinchem
The four operating trainlines serve three railway stations within the city boundaries (Dordrecht, Dordrecht Zuid, Dordrecht Stadspolders)
*Frequent services within the Netherlands:
**Intercity line to Rotterdam
, The Hague
, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
**Intercity line to Roosendaal
and on to Vlissingen
**Intercity line to Breda
**Several semi-fast services and local trains originate or call at Dordrecht.
*Detailed information available from the site of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen
, the city bus company of Dordrecht, also serving Alblasserwaard
, and also operating the train to Gorinchem
. and Arriva
is part of the waterbus
**line 20: Rotterdam
Erasmusbrug – Krimpen aan den IJssel
Stormpolder – Ridderkerk
De Schans – Alblasserdam
Kade – Hendrik Ido Ambacht
Noordeinde - Papendrecht
Westeind - Dordrecht Merwekade
**line 21: Dordrecht Hooikade – Zwijndrecht
**line 22: Dordrecht Merwekade – Papendrecht
**line 23: Dordrecht Merwekade – Papendrecht Oosteind – Hollandse Biesbosch
**line 24: Dordrecht Merwekade – Zwijndrecht
Famous people from Dordrecht
:''See also People from Dordrecht
140px|thumb|Jan Pieter Veth
* Hendrik Speuy
(1575–1625) a Dutch organist and composer
* Jacob Cats
(1577–1660) a Dutch poet, humorist, jurist and Grand Pensionary
* Jeremias de Dekker
(1610–1666) a Dutch poet
* Mathias Balen
(1611–1691) a Dutch historian, wrote ''Beschryving der Stad Dordrecht'' ("Description of City of Dordrecht")
* Aelbert Cuyp
(1620–1691) a Dutch Golden Age
painter of landscapes
* Margaretha van Godewijk
(1627–1677) a Dutch Golden Age
poet and painter
* Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten
(1627–1678) a Dutch Golden Age
painter, also a poet and author on art theory
* Nicolaes Maes
(1634–1693) a Dutch painter of genre scenes and portraits
* Godfried Schalcken
(1643–1706) a Dutch genre and portrait painter
* Arnold Houbraken
(1660–1719) a Dutch Golden Age
painter and writer
* François Valentijn
(1666–1727) a Dutch minister, naturalist and author; wrote ''Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën'' about the Dutch East India Company
* Jacobus Houbraken
(1698–1780) a Dutch engraver
* Aart Schouman
(1710–1792) Dutch painter and engraver
* Johannes Immerzeel, Dutch Wiki
(1776–1841) a Dutch writer and poet
* Ary Scheffer
(1795–1858) a Dutch-French Romantic painter
* Cornélie van Zanten
(1855–1946) a Dutch opera singer, author and teacher
* Augusta Peaux
(1859–1944) a Dutch poet who loved Iceland
* Jan Veth
(1864–1925) a Dutch painter, poet, art critic and university lecturer
* Top Naeff (Dutch Wiki)
(1878–1953) a Dutch writer
* Allard de Ridder
(1887–1966) a Dutch–Canadian conductor, violist and composer
* Peter Hurkos
(1911–1988) Dutch entertainer, performed psychic feats
* Kees Buddingh'
(1918–1985) a Dutch poet, TV-presenter and translator
* Jan Eijkelboom (Dutch Wiki)
(1926–2008) a Dutch journalist and writer
* Henk Bouman
(born 1951) a Dutch harpsichordist, fortepianist, conductor and composer
* Edo Brunner
(born 1970) a Dutch actor and presenter
* Celinde Schoenmaker
(born 1989) a Dutch theatre actress and singer
(formed 2007) a Dutch girl group and ''The Voice of Holland
'' winners in 2014
Public thinking & public service
* Beatrix de Rijke
(1421–1468) a Dutch foundling from St. Elizabeth's flood (1421)
* Gerhard Johann Vossius
(1577–1649) a Dutch classical scholar and theologian
* Simon de Danser
(ca.1579–ca.1615) a Dutch privateer and pirate
* Jacob de Witt
(1589–1674) a burgomaster
of Dordrecht and the son of a timber merchant
* brothers Cornelis de Witt
(1623–1672) & Johan de Witt
(1625–1672) lynched politicians
* Laurens de Graaf
(ca. 1653–1704) a Dutch pirate, mercenary and naval officer
* Conrad Theodor van Deventer
(1857–1915) a lawyer and author about the Dutch East Indies
* Pieter Geyl
(1887–1966) an historian, studied early modern Dutch history and historiography
* Cornelis Eliza Bertus Bremekamp
(1888–1984) a botanist, worked in Indonesia and South Africa
* Marinus Vertregt
(1897–1973) a Dutch astronomer
* Jaap Burger
(1904–1986) a Dutch politician and jurist; lawyer in Dordrecht 1929 to 1942
* Henk Korthals
(1911–1976) a Dutch politician and journalist
* Theo Bot
(1911–1984) a Dutch politician, diplomat and jurist
* Aart Alblas
(1918–1944) a Dutch navy officer, Dutch resistance
member and Engelandvaarder
* Nicolaas Bloembergen
(1920–2017) a Dutch-American physicist and winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics
for his work on nonlinear optics
for laser spectroscopy
* Jan Pouwer
(1924–2010) a Dutch anthropologist and academic
* Philip Scheltens
(born 1957) a professor of neurology and expert on Alzheimer's disease
* Eline Slagboom
(born 1960) a biologist specializing in human familial longevity and ageing
* Dirk Boest Gips
(1864–1920) a Dutch sports shooter, team bronze medallist at the 1900 Summer Olympics
* Hendrik de Iongh
(1877–1962) a fencer, team bronze medallist at the 1912 Summer Olympics
* brothers Geert Lotsij
(1878–1959) & Paul Lotsij
(1880–1910) rowers, team silver medallists at the 1900 Summer Olympics
* Piet Bouman
(1892–1980) a Dutch amateur footballer, team bronze medallist at the 1912 Summer Olympics
* Karel Lotsy (Dutch Wiki)
(1893–1959) sport leader, Dutch Olympic Head of Mission 1936/1952
* Simon Wulfse
(born 1952) a strongman and drug smuggler
* Peter Smit
(1961–2005) a Dutch martial artist
* Juul Ellerman
(born 1965) a Dutch former footballer with 389 club caps
* Marco Boogers
(born 1967) a Dutch former professional footballer with 399 club caps
* Reinier Robbemond
(born 1972) a Dutch football manager and former player with 412 club caps
* Danny Makkelie
(born 1983) is a Dutch FIFA
* Mareno Michels
(born 1984) a Dutch darts player
(born 1989) cyclist
* Maria Verschoor
(born 1994) a Dutch field hockey player, team silver medallist at the 2016 Summer Olympics
File:Building-hof10.jpg|Het Hof (The Court)
File:Pottenkade.jpg|Pottenkade next to the Grote Kerk
File:Cyckoverdendyck.jpg|Windmill 'Kyck over den Dyck'
File:Dordrecht - Dordrechts Museum.jpg|Dordrechts Museum
File:Dordrecht, haven foto2 2010-06-13 12.46.JPG|port
File:Dordrecht, monumentaal straatzicht4 foto2 2010-06-27 18.03.JPG|View to monumental buildings
File:Dordrecht, Schettersplein foto1 2010-06-27 18.09.JPG|square: Scheffersplein
File:Schapen in de Hoefijzerstraat in Dordrecht.jpg|Sheep in the Hoefijzerstraat
File:Dordrecht, zicht op de Wijnhaven vanaf de Nieuwbrug RM14043 met links de toren van de Bonifatiuskerk RM13998 IMG 0140 2018-02-25 10.41.jpg|View to the Wijnhaven
File:Dordrecht, recreatievaartuig de Friedrich Voss vanaf de Schuttevaerkade IMG 0192 2018-02-25 12.37.jpg|Boat: the Friedrich Voss
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