One more unusual excursion is available to guests of the city on this day. They can visit the Stadhuis van Dordrecht Town Hall and get a glimpse of the halls. These halls have hosted meetings of the city council for more than five centuries. It is particularly interesting to explore the second floor of the town hall because there were prison cells there several hundred years ago. Nowadays, the hall still has elements of the original architecture including wooden vaults at the ceiling that date back to the 14th century. When planning to attend this unique excursion and see the mayor’s chamber, don’t forget that it is possible to do that only once in a month – during the first Sunday.
Dordtevaar boat that takes tourists to an interesting excursion on canals of the Old Town has long become one of the main symbols of Dordrecht. It is possible to make a ride on Dordtevaar starting from April and until October. A ride on the winding canals of the city will surely remind of Venice and its canals with gondolas. It is also a great way to see famous landmarks of Dordrecht from a new angle.
Have you always dreamt of seeing the full panorama of the city? Then simply head to Grote Kerk Church, one of the key landmarks of Dordrecht. The church’s tower is widely recognized as the best observation deck in Dordrecht. By the way, only tourists who visit the city in the period from the beginning of April and until the end of October are allowed to go up to the deck. It is also important to mention that the unique observation deck is almost never full, so it will let visitors admire the spectacular view in silence and serenity. There is a reason for that – in order to reach the top, visitors need to go up a steep staircase that has 275 steps. Even most adventurous tourists are not always ready to struggle that much in order to get to the observation deck.