Guided walking tour in Dordrecht
In 1299 Dordrecht received staple rights from the Count of Holland. This meant that all goods brought by river and passed through Dordrecht were to be presented first on the market of the town. The city grew and by the middle of the 14th century it reached its heyday. During the forming of the Republic of the Netherlands the first meeting of the States General of the Netherlands was held here. During the guide walking tour in Dordrecht you will learn about its past and present. The guides cann tell you about all the secrets of this beautiful town.
Artisans and merchants came from far and wide to locate here. Dordrecht is the oldest harbour town in Holland. It was actually the Rotterdam of the late Middle Ages: a transit port with a huge hinterland.