Where I spent my youth: Dordrecht, Holland

Dordrecht, The oldest town of Holland

View on Dordrecht from Zwijndrecht

View on the the part of Dordrecht where my grandparents lived

Wolwevershaven (Translation: Wool weavers harbor) on the left side and Kuipershaven on the right side

One of the canals in Dordrecht

Wijnstraat – Café “Visser” Where I spent my youth 🙂

Photos taken in 2009 and 2012
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P.S. Holland means not the Netherlands here.


11 responses

  1. Renate Görlitz

    Wonderful work-love it

    February 19, 2012 at 5:23 pm

  2. Lucky you Jan!!! What a beautiful city!!! ♥ Amazing photographs as usual!
    Thanks for sharing!

    February 19, 2012 at 5:57 pm

  3. Susana

    Nice, nice, nice…very nice.

    February 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm

  4. Anna Lpm

    wonderful all pics..” the part of Dordrecht where my grandparents lived ” great pic good capture…

    February 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm

  5. Titti Yttersjö

    Wonderful place and lovely pictures Jan! Thank you for sharing!

    February 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm

  6. Love, the photos Jan ! Lot’s of memories ,I’m sure ! What amazes me is the structure of these beautiful buildings. Architectural designs that are prominent for that era but still captivating today ! Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful photos and a bit of it’s history !

    February 19, 2012 at 6:29 pm

  7. Jose A.Guevara

    Beautiful photos and city!!

    February 19, 2012 at 11:52 pm

  8. Beautiful. I visited there only once, a girlfriend ended up there. So much water!

    February 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm

  9. Dordrecht, The oldest town of Holland !

    Such wonderful shots! & so kind of you to share bit of your past memorries with us all…

    View on the the part of Dordrecht where your grandparents lived..is very wel preserved, though it might have been a little different then…longing childhood & past stay in our mind forever…memrries of grandparents is something we carry in our hearts foever-

    Canals in Dordrech is lovely ,holding many hidden stories from centuries perhaps..

    And yes ofcourse your youth hanginging around – Café “Visser” looks very cosy! bet you have alot of presious memorries 🙂

    its been a pleasure to seeing the shots…
    many thanks

    February 20, 2012 at 10:38 pm

  10. rosie

    Some great memories for you Jan and for a visitor like myself such beautiful sites!

    February 22, 2012 at 4:50 pm

  11. Jan Rietdijk

    Het is nog steeds mijn stadje dat Dordrecht en prachtige Foto’s
    Bij Visser Poffertjes salloon heb ik mijn Jeugd verbracht, ik woonde er schuin tegenover in de Wijnstraat.

    October 21, 2012 at 3:42 pm

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