Van der Valk Hotel ARA is located in the natural environment "De Oude Maas" in Zwijndrecht and is a perfect place to unwind. The cities of Dordrecht and Rotterdam are less than 20 minutes away with the car from the hotel. This way you can perfectly combine relaxation and sightseeing during your stay at Hotel ARA.

During your lunch or dinner in the hotel you can enjoy a view of the beautiful surroundings. The restaurant is the centrepiece of the hotel. On warm spring and summer days you can take a seat on the terrace. Not only the view allows you to enjoy the season but also the dishes from the menu. The kitchen works with fresh and seasonal products. Of course, you will also find the Van der Valk classics on the menu, such as the well-known schnitzel.

You can have a swim in the heated indoor swimming pool to clear your head. For optimal relaxation, you can take a seat in the sauna. The indoor swimming pool and sauna are in the basement of the hotel and can be visited free of charge as a hotel guest.


Hotel ARA is in the recreation area "De Oude Maas" and is ideal for a walk or a bike ride. In the summer months you can spot several boats along the waterfront. On the other side of the recreation area is "de Hoeksche waard". Here you will find fields, characteristic dikes and old creeks.

During your stay, a visit to the historic city centre of Dordrecht should not be missed. Here you walk through old streets with warehouses and courtyards. Dordrecht is ideal for people who do not want to visit the hustle and bustle of a big city. The port city of Rotterdam is a 20 minutes' drive from Hotel ARA. Highly recommended for people who want to view culture and art. Rotterdam offers it all: countless sights, pleasant shopping streets, trendy eateries and plenty to experience for both young and old.

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Hotel ARA

Veerweg 10
3336 LM Zwijndrecht

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