The Netherlands - off the beaten track

Jennifer Dhaenens

Netherlands

The Netherlands - off the beaten track

The Netherlands has a lot to offer to tourists. The most known places are offcourse Amsterdam and Rotterdam. But there is a lot more to discover in the country. I made a collection with cities and things to do in the area around it.

City Maastricht

Beautifull city full of historical sights next to the river and the three borders point.

Image - Maastricht
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Maastricht
Image - Vaals, Drielandenpunt
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Vaals, Drielandenpunt
Jennifer :Three borders crossing point with a nice view and there is also a labyrinth.
Image - Sint Servaasbrug
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Sint Servaasbrug
Jennifer :Historical sight.
Image - Bisschopsmolen
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Bisschopsmolen
Jennifer :The oldest still working watermill in the Netherlands.
Image - Mount Saint Peter
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Mount Saint Peter
Jennifer :You can find caves and an old historical fort that protected the city a few hunderd years ago.
Image - Valkenburg
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Valkenburg
Jennifer :Beautifull historical village that is great to wander around for a day. It has a spa and some caves you can visit except the center.

City Breda

This city is known for the vibrant nightlife. It is a student town with a lot of beautifull architecture and history.

Image - Breda
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Breda
Jennifer :Known for having the mosts bars and restaurants in a few square kilometers.
Image - City park Valkenberg
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City park Valkenberg
Jennifer :Perfect to relax on a sunny day. Have a picnic and bring some drinks with you.
Image - Large Church Breda - Our Dear Mother Church
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Large Church Breda - Our Dear Mother Church
Jennifer :Also open for public and there is a possibility to climb the tower.
Image - Het Markdal
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Het Markdal
Jennifer :Perfect for a bicycle ride to Meersel Dreef in Belgium and have a beer.
Image - Royal Military Academy
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Royal Military Academy
Jennifer :Only open a few times a year, but if you're around the sight is worth visiting.
Image - Kasteel Bouvigne
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Kasteel Bouvigne
Jennifer :Next to the forest you can find this monument.
Image - Mastbos
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Mastbos
Jennifer :Perfect forest for a stroll through nature.
Image - Ulvenhoutsebos
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Ulvenhoutsebos
Jennifer :One of the oldest forests around.
Image - Restaurant de Boschwachter in 't Mastbos
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Restaurant de Boschwachter in 't Mastbos
Jennifer :Perfect for breakfast or dinner in the forest.
Image - VVV Breda
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VVV Breda
Jennifer :The place to book tours and find any information about the city you might need.
Image - Breda Centrum
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Breda Centrum
Jennifer :Be aware that on sunny days all the Dutch people run out to find a spot on the many terraces around town to have a drink.
Image - Galderse lakes
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Galderse lakes
Jennifer :The place to be for a swim or have a walk around the lake. In back of the lake there is a small nudist beach.
Image - Meersel-Dreef
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Meersel-Dreef
Jennifer :The place to be after you're bicycle ride to get a coffee or beer.
Image - Stedelijk Museum
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Stedelijk Museum
Jennifer :Art museum.
Image - Museum of History
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Museum of History
Jennifer :Everything you want to know about the (Spanish) history.
Image - Holland Casino Breda
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Holland Casino Breda
Jennifer :A good place if you want to have a night out when the weather isn't good or if you want to find a place that serves dinner after 23.00h.
Image - Chassé Theater & Cinema Breda
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Chassé Theater & Cinema Breda
Jennifer :Art house movies and theater.
Image - BEL AIR, Café, Hall, Poppodium
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BEL AIR, Café, Hall, Poppodium
Jennifer :Bar with a lot of live music. Check their events on Facebook.
Image - Irish Pub Breda, Mad Molly's
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Irish Pub Breda, Mad Molly's
Jennifer :The only real Irish pub in town. Small venue and friendly staff.
Image - Café Lievense
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Café Lievense
Jennifer :If you want to escape the crowds, this bar has a great hidden backgarden.
Image - Den Boerenstamppot
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Den Boerenstamppot
Jennifer :A real Dutch meal with big portions, 3 courses for only 10 euro.
Image - Het Spanjaardsgat
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Het Spanjaardsgat
Jennifer :Historical sight.
Image - Bootje Varen Breda
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Bootje Varen Breda
Jennifer :Great to discover Breda from another point of view. There are options with drinks and food also.
Image - Beyerd Café-Restaurant-Brouwerij De Beyerd
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Beyerd Café-Restaurant-Brouwerij De Beyerd
Jennifer :They have their own brewery, a big collection of beers and a lot of knowledge about it. Possibility for a tasting also.

My Recommendations

Image - Breda
Place
Breda
Image - Zwolle
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Zwolle
Image - Veluwe
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Veluwe
Image - Groningen
Place
Groningen
Image - Delft
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Delft
Image - Nijmegen
Place
Nijmegen
Image - Het Markdal
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Het Markdal
Image - Vlissingen
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Vlissingen
Image - Volendam
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Volendam
Image - Willemstad
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Willemstad
Image - Giethoorn
Place
Giethoorn
Image - Maastricht
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Maastricht