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Dordrecht’s historic harbours by evening

With all their travelling abroad, the Dutch sometimes forget how much their own country has to offer. The historic harbours of Dordrecht are definitely among those gems.

The combination of waterways and old buildings is captivating, I think. It is probably what draws so many people to the Dutch cities of Amsterdam, Leiden, Utrecht, Delft and Dordrecht.

Be sure to look up every now and then: the facade of the old buildings often has beautiful decorations.

This warehouse on the Kuipershaven (Cooper’s Harbour), dating from 1658, is (still) looking magnificent.

Kuipershaven (Cooper’s Harbour).

Dordrecht-12Wijnhaven (Wine Harbour).

Dordrecht-2Some nautical details.