Day trips in the Netherlands

Monuments & Mills in the Netherlands

There are six World Heritage monuments in the Netherlands. These buildings or areas are considered to have "outstanding universal value" according to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

Schokland & Surroundings
 Defense line of Amsterdam
 Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Eishout
 Ir.D.F. Woudagemaal
 Droogmakerij de Beemster
 Rietveld Schröder

Click here to find an extended list presenting the top 100 Dutch monuments qualified by RACM (Dutch Governmental Organisation for Archaeology, Culture Landscapes and Monuments).

Finally, there are more than 1.000 windmills all around the Netherlands. For the interested readers, checking the Windmill & Watermill Database is highly advised.

Zoos in the Netherlands

 Apenheul - Apeldoorn
 Artis Zoo - Amsterdam
 Burgers’ Bush & Safari Arnhem
 Dierenpark - Amersfoort
 Dierenpark - Emmen
 Dierenpark - Tilburg
 Dolfinarium - Harderwijk
 Rotterdam Zoo
Safaripark - Beekse Bergen 
 Sea Aquarium - Bergen aan Zee
 Wissel Zoo - Epe
 Zoo Parc - Overloon

National parks in the Netherlands

Visit the following links to learn more about the 20 national parks spread all over the Netherlands or click here to read the official brochure of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.

 De Alde Feanen - Friesland
 De Biesbosch - North Brabant
 Drents Friese Wold - Drenthe, Friesland
 Drentse Aa - Drenthe
 Duinen van Texel - North Holland
 Dwingelderveld - Drenthe
 De Groote Peel - Limburg
 De Hoge Veluwe - Gelderland
 Lauwersmeer - Groningen, Friesland
 De Loonse en Drunense Duinen - North Brabant
 De Maasduinen - Limburg
 De Meinweg - Limburg
 Oosterschelde - Zeeland
 De Sallandse Heuvelrug - Overijssel
 Schiermonnikoog - Friesland
 Utrechtse Heuvelrug - Utrecht
 Veluwezoom - Gelderland
 De Weerribben - Overijssel
 Grenspark De Zoom - Kalmthoutse Heide, North Brabant
 Zuid - North Holland

Theme parks in the Netherlands

 Amusementspark Tivoli - Nijmegen
 Avonturenpark Hellendoorn
 Attractiepark Slagharen
 Coronel Kartracing - Huizen
 De Valkenier - Valkenburg
 De Waarbeek - Hengelo
 Dolfinarium Harderwijk - Harderwijk
 Duinrell - Wassenaar
 Efteling - Kaatsheuvel
 Familiepark Drivliet - The Hague
 Het Arsenaal - Vlissingen
 Koningin Juliana Toren - Apeldoorn
 Madurodam - The Hague
 Recreatiepark Hemelrijk - Uden
 Speelstad Oranje - Drenthe
 Toverland - Sevenum

4 Amsterdam-based cultural passes for locals and tourists

Whether you're an expat local or a tourist, make the most of Amsterdam's rich cultural scene with these passes and cards!

Dutch tourism sector grows thanks to foreign visitors

Higher numbers of international tourists are boosting the Dutch tourism industry.

Top summer terraces in the Netherlands

Take a break, have a drink and check out our picks for the top terraces for enjoying the warm summer weather in cities around the Netherlands!

Ride the Rails: Weekend Train Trips from the Netherlands

With warmer weather and holiday season ahead, check out our suggestions for long-weekend getaways easily reached by train from the Netherlands!

Carnival in the Netherlands: Customs and Traditions Explained

Wondering how the Dutch celebrate Carnival? Have a look at these traditions to better understand what will be happening during Carnival in the Netherlands!

What to do in a weekend in Amsterdam

Are you visiting Amsterdam for a weekend? Tourist suggestions and local tips of the best things to do when travelling to the Dutch capital for a weekend.

Spring / Summer Cycling in the Netherlands

Want to make the most out of the Dutch bicycle season? Here are some tips and ideas to enjoy cycling and bike tours in the Netherlands.

Strolling & Enjoying around Maastricht

Life in Maastricht is different compared to the rest of the Netherlands. Here are some suggestions on strolling and enjoying around Maastricht.

Zuiderpark: a national monument

Zuiderpark, the famous South Park of The Hague, is to become a national monument.

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