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Where is the city of Dordrecht in the Netherlands?

Dordrecht (UK: /dɔːrˈdrɛxt/, US: /ˈdɔːrdrɛxt, -ɛkt/, Dutch: [ˈdɔrdrɛxt] (listen); colloquially Dordt [dɔrt] (listen)), historically known in English as Dort, is a city and municipality in the Western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland.

When did Dubbeldam and Dordrecht become a municipality?

In 1970, the municipality Dubbeldam (then ca. 10,000 inhabitants) and the southern part of the municipality of Sliedrecht were incorporated into Dordrecht, making Dordrecht Island one municipality.

Which is the best place to stay in Dordrecht?

A great example is the old water tower, where today you can find the splendid hotel and restaurant Villa Augustus. A very special place to spend the night! Dordrecht’s most noteworthy hotel is located in an old water tower – a unique location close to the old city centre.

Where did the Union of Dordrecht take place?

The Union of Dordrecht was held in an Augustinian monastery, nowadays simply called het Hof (“the Court”). The room in which the meeting was held is called de Statenzaal (“The Hall of States”) and features a stained glass window in which the coats of arms of the twelve cities that were present at the meeting can be seen.

When did the Synod of Dordrecht take place?

From November 13, 1618 to May 9, 1619, an important Dutch Reformed Church assembly took place in Dordrecht, referred to as the Synod of Dordrecht.

How many people died in the Dordrecht flood?

On 18–19 November 1421, the Saint Elisabeth’s flood flooded large parts of southern Holland, causing Dordrecht to become an island. It was commonly said that over 10,000 people died in the flood, but recent research indicates that it was probably less than 200 people.

When did the fire in Dordrecht take place?

On 29 June 1457, the city was devastated by a fire which started in Kleine Spuistraat, destroying many buildings, including the Grote Kerk.