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6 Unique Day Trips from Amsterdam (a locals choice)
Day Trips from Amsterdam are a great way to discover the Netherlands! Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe, and it’s not hard to see why. With picturesque canals, narrow townhouses and a whole host of cultural gems to enjoy. Amsterdam really has something for everyone.
But don’t forget to take Day Trips from Amsterdam as the Netherlands is a small versatile country. Due to its compact size it is easy to explore, you never have to travel far. Don’t like to join a tour group on a large coach? No problem. Many of these places can be conveniently reached by train, or hired car.
With a Private Tour, you’ll even get the benefit of inside information. There is no excuses to not get out and experience the country side of the Netherlands. Let’s take a look at these 6 Unique Day Trips from Amsterdam.
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1. Footsteps of Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), born in the province of Brabant, is one of the most famous artists who ever existed. Besides the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, you can admire Van Gogh’s works in the Kröller-Müller Museum. It lies in the beautiful National Park De Hoge Veluwe lies and has the second largest Van Gogh collection in the world! And in Brabant, the region where he was born, you can still visit unique locations that were instrumental in shaping his life and work. These are highlights you simply cannot afford to miss if you are a Van Gogh lover!
2. Fall in love with Dutch wines
Wines have been cultivated in Holland since Roman times. The early wine growers were based mainly in the more southerly red loam soil in Limburg. Today our country boasts over 150 commercial vineyards. Follow wine routes to ‘taste’ the Dutch country side and the wines from 5 different appellations.
- Wine Walk Groesbeek, hike 13 kilometers and visit 2 wineries.
- Wine and Oysters from Zeeland, sea and salt match these 2 delicacies perfectly.
- Sint-Catharinadal, the Bible says: ‘I’m a vine, my Father the winemaker.’ and the nons started a vineyard.
- Thorn, vineyard from appellation Maasvallei Limburg and white village.
3. Utrecht was founded by the Romans
Utrecht is the lively, beating heart of Holland. It was built around the Dom tower, which you can see from any point in the city, so there is no way you can get lost in the attractive, car-free city center. Go underground to see the Roman fort, or climb the Dom tower and overlook the city from above. There are many things to do and see! Or as little as possible enjoying a drink from the terrace along the canals.
4. ‘Den Bosch’, where life is good
‘s-Hertogenbosch, which the locals call Den Bosch these days, is an enchanting medieval city. Go for a stroll and discover the medieval architecture of Saint John Cathedral, take a boat tour over -and under!- the semi-covered canals, taste the Bossche bol a chocolate delicacy. Den Bosch natives definitely know how to enjoy the good life and the city offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
- Binnendieze Boat Tour – an open boat over the centuries-old canal system.
- Saint John’s Cathedral – this Gothic church with impressive stained glass windows and a great view from it’s tower.
- Jheronimus Bosch Art Center – dedicated to Hieronymus Bosch he and his paintings are extremely popular.
- Bossche Bol – all locals know the real ones are from ‘Jan de Groot’.
5. Fortresses & Castles along the New Dutch Water line
The New Dutch Water Line is a defense line with a circumference of 135 kilometer around which the cities of Amsterdam and Utrecht are situated. The massive fortification is formed by at least 35 fortresses and 2 castles.
- Muiderslot Castle, feel like a prince or princess inside this 600-year old castle.
- Castle Loevestein, find out how a prisoner escaped the castle in a book chest.
- Naarden, fortified town, an amazing defense work with fortified walls and moats.
- Waterline Museum at Fort Vechten, see how water was used as a defense meganism.
6. Hansa Towns, cities from the Hanseatic League
The goal of the Hanseatic League, which was founded when Amsterdam was still a tiny settlement, was to expand commerce and spread knowledge. Dutch cities along the Ijssel river were members of this league, and this chapter in their history is still clearly visible in the many 14th and 15th-century monuments.
Any travelers looking to get a full-day, Unique Day Trips from Amsterdam, do get in touch with us before your next trip to Amsterdam, The Netherlands.