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Kalkhaven, Dordrecht Due to its unique architectural style Dordrecht has managed to keep its unforgettable atmosphere of the Medieval. All buildings in the town are created in the same style and as many of them have been built centuries ago, modern houses are made with influence of that style and so they look old too. This is a large port city that is conveniently located between a web of canals and rivers. Many of the canals are manmade and have been created in order to drain surrounding lands.
Some people call Dordrecht «a miniature Venice». There are no high buildings here at all. Instead of them you will find narrow streets coming along canals, elegant bridges and passages. River boat rides remain the most popular entertainment of tourists. You can find moored yachts simply everywhere in Dordrecht. For local people they are a usual and an ordinary transport. For some people yachts even act like homes. In order to examine the city better and get acquainted with main sights of this place, you can rent a bicycle. This is very popular type of transport among the inhabitants of Dordrecht. There are many roads for pedestrians and bicycle drivers, so you can start your adventure safely and don’t be afraid of heavy automobile traffic.
The city features wide choice of interesting monuments and sights, but the most attractive of them are surely old buildings. Many of them have been turned into cafes and restaurants, the others are abandoned, but they are still very important from the point of view of the historical heritage. The suburbs of the city also have something to look at. Кinderdijk town seems to be the most interesting one as there you will find ancient windmills that still keep the original decoration. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Map of all castles
Castles in Dordrecht and around
♥   Castle 'Breda Castle' , 24.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Slot Loevestein' , 24.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Duivenvoorde Castle' , 38.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burcht van Leiden' , 41.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'De Haar Castle' , 41.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Dordrecht
♥   National Park 'De Biesbosch' , 8.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Loonse en Drunense Duinen' , 35.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Grenspark de Zoom - Kalmthoutse Heide' , 47.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Utrechtse Heuvelrug' , 55.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Oosterschelde' , 58.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all galleries
Art galleries in/around Dordrecht
♥   Art gallery 'Kunsthal' Rotterdam, 18.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art gallery 'Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen' Rotterdam, 18.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Dordrecht from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Pythonbrug

From the series “The most unusual and strange bridges on Earth”
The color of the bridge was chosen by chance and has no particular symbolic character. Within a few years 'Python' Bridge became a must for many excursion programs through Amsterdam and attracts not only the curious tourists, but also the construction workers from different countries. Like the other bridges of Holland, 'Python' is very solid and secure. Only high-strength steel was used during the construction of the bridge … Read further

Electric Ladyland Fluorescent Museum

From the series “15 unofficial man-made wonders of the world”
In recent years, the museum's collection replenished with a variety of unusual sculptures. The layout of the Earth and a huge statue of Shiva are among the most impressive ones. Visit to the amazing museum in Amsterdam promises to be not only memorable, but also very informative event. Guests will learn about using fluorescence in contemporary art, industry and even marketing. They will understand how the thinnest ray of light is able to turn even an ordinary gray stone into a priceless piece of art. … Read further

Queen's Day

From the series “Most enchanting and vibrant festivals”
The Queen’s Day is an occasion to trade all possible things. Very often in the street markets you can buy unique antiques and works of art. The most extensive festivities are traditionally held in Amsterdam. As the city centre is overcrowded, no transport is possible there. Thousands of visitors have to walk. Plenty of interesting decorations and orange clothing, exciting street performances and markets that stretch for several kilometres are really worth visiting and enjoying. … Read further
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