Do you like to travel and dream of where you might head to next? I’ve yet to visit Europe but I hope to get there some day soon. I’ve been exploring various countries and the Netherlands is definitely on my list. I recently came across Dordrecht, which is an historic, charming city located in South Holland in the Netherlands. I think you’ll fall in love with its picturesque canals and historic architecture. Who wouldn’t want to walk the streets and be in awe of the history?
Dordrecht was established back in 1220 and is Holland’s oldest city, which is revealed through its amazing homes, buildings, monuments, and museums. The preservation of the historic areas make the town a sight to behold. I love old architecture and marvel at how well some of the buildings and churches are constructed. I’m always looking for old things whenever I travel. See for yourself just how charming Dordrecht is:
This is the Great Church, or Grote Kerk, in the old town center. The other end of the church features a large tower. It was originally a Catholic church but became a protestant church in the 1500s.
Even City Hall wears an impressive appearance.
Several buildings feature large clocks. I wish more of the buildings here in the U.S. had clocks on them. Then you wouldn’t have to dig in your purse for your phone to see what time it is – unless you wear a watch.
Take a stroll along the piccturesque canals, which are lined with colorful houses and boats.
Here’s a view of the Great Church from the canal with its tall tower sporting a clock.
There are many scenic areas for strolling on foot. Or you can choose to explore the charming city of Dordrecht by bike or boat through the canals.
Many of the old buildings have been converted into stores or restaurants. An especially charming one is Bluebirds in the Backyard.
You can enjoy indoors or outdoor dining.
It also has a shop where you can find some great treasures.
Dordrecht is beautiful at night, too.
If you have a travel bucket list, you might want to add the charming city of Dordrecht if you’re heading to the Netherlands.
Do you enjoy seeing places of interest like this? There’s so many areas of the world to explore.