About Het Hof van Nederland

Het Hof van Nederland is a place of national historical significance. In this museum in Dordrecht you will experience the First Assembly of the Free States of 1572 first hand; a key event, that laid the foundations for the independent Republic of the Netherlands, the predecessor of our current Netherlands. Filmed by a first class director, starring well-known Dutch actors and shown in the very place where it all began, the Statenzaal.

The Synod of Dordrecht

But there is more. You learn about the influence of the Synod of Dordrecht on Dutch language and culture. You experience the early golden age of fourteenth-century Dordrecht as the most influential city in the province of Holland (currently the provinces of North and South Holland).

The story of the Netherlands

It is also inescapably the story of the Netherlands: the city’s history as an illustration of Dutch history. Moreover, you will discover ‘Dordt’ as the city of Johan and Cornelis de Witt and as a city of inundation and Biesbosch. All of this comes together in a multimedia presentation, in which a fine selection of artifacts from the extensive Dordrecht Collection is combined with interactive technology.


Adres: Hof 6 – 3311 XG Dordrecht
Postadres: Museumstraat 32 – 3311 XP Dordrecht
Phone: +31(0)78 7708708


Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 17:00

Entrance fees

Adults €10
< 19 free
Groups >10 persons, p.p. €8

Combi ticket

Would you like to visit more musea in one day? With our combi ticket you only pay €15,- which allows you entrance to Het Hof van Nederland, Huis Van Gijn and the Dordrechts Museum!

Adults:  €15
13 – 18 years-old: €7,50
CJP / culture card (Cultuurkaart) / students from 19 years of age:  €7,50

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