Difference between revisions of "Dordrecht"
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Dordrecht is a historic city in South Holland, Netherlands. In the end of the Middle Ages, this was one of the six important trade cities of the County of Holland. Its center still shows off the rich history of the city.
Direct rail service from Rotterdam Centraal and Rotterdam Blaak takes about 15 minutes. Direct service from Amsterdam Centraal to Dordrecht Centraal via Rotterdam and Den Haag. There is a fast ferry from Rotterdam.
The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe-Kerk ('Our Dear Lady Church') or simply the Grote Kerk ('Big Church') was built between 1285 and 1470. The 65-meter tower contains a carillon with 67 bells including one weighing 9830 kilos, making it the heaviest bell in the Netherlands