From 16th December to 18th December 2016
You no longer need to go to Cologne or Dusseldorf to visit a real and authentic Christmas market. Dordrecht's Christmas market, with its 200 stalls, is the largest in The Netherlands and is known for its cosy atmosphere.
The stalls have an extensive offer of attractive Christmas gifts which, accompanied by various delicious hot treats, live entertainment and a magnificent ice-skating-rink, leads for the perfect Christmas experience in the city centre of Dordrecht. The Christmas market has a route of 2,5km and leads you through the beautiful historic city centre and inland harbours.
Points of interest are the medieval Minster, with an actual winter garden and Christmas theatre, the authentic Groenmarkt and Holland's longest shopping street; the Voorstraat.
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There are many singing choirs and bands that, at different locations and stages along the route, will provide you with live entertainment. There are two main stages where you can
enjoy several performances, one located at the Vismarkt and one at the Stadhuisplein. The latter is also where the enchanting Christmas sing-a-long event takes place on Friday
and Saturday evening.
Christmas Theatre and nativity scene with real animals
An outdoor, charming life size nativity scene with real animals is situated at the Grotekerksplein. This square also hosts a small and itimate Christmas theatre,
where a variety of acts is showcased.
Whilst some may enjoy the relaxed strolling along the large number of stalls, others can alternate the relaxed pace with a more active one at the ice-skating-rink at the
Statenplein. Next to the ice-rink there is also a large tent which offers a cosy retreat with warm seating areas and hundreds of fairy lights.