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Hotels in Dordrecht

10th-12th December 2023


Dordrecht Christmas Market is one of the Best Christmas Markets in the Netherlands.  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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Hotels & Apartments

for Christmas in Dordrecht


Villa Augustus ★★★★

The Christmas market is 2.2 km away

Housed in a former water tower



Van der Valk Hotel ★★★★

The Christmas market is 8.7 km away

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended



Nieuwehaven25 - B&B

The Christmas market is 400 m away

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests


Christmas in Dordrecht

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Top things to do

for Christmas in Dordrecht

Live Entertainment

Dordrecht Christmas MArket
Tim Leguijt fotografie

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

Dordrecht Christmas Market
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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.



Dordrecht Christmas Market
Oscar Anton

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.


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