City trip tips the Netherlands

5x the best destinations for a city trip in the Netherlands

City trip in the Netherlands

A weekend away with the family, to spend time with each other but also do nice activities. Ever thought about a city trip? Our small country has so much to offer that there are surely places you have never been. There are also a number of TopParken close to nice cities. In this blog, we will tell you all about the best destinations for a city trip in the Netherlands and for each destination we will give a tip for a vacation park close by. 

City trip 1 - Rotterdam

Number one is port city Rotterdam. This city is very modern and with this distinguishes itself from the other cities in this top list. Rotterdam is one of the best destinations for a city trip in the Netherlands when you are looking for original activities with your family. Start your adventure in the Euromast. With a height of 185 meter, this is the highest publicly accessible tower in the Netherlands. It is highly recommended to take the glass lift, the Europscope, to the top of the Euromast. Once your up, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city. 

Another recommendation to visit is the old cruise ship SS Rotterdam. An audio tour teaches kids everything about this ship. With a Captain's Passport

they try to answer as many questions and fullfill as many assignments as possible. A fun and educational tour!

Have you become enthusiastic about a city trip with the children, but you rather stay in a vacation park instead of in a hotel? In our selection, you will find a vacation park near Rotterdam. The park is located in Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel which means you are in the center of Rotterdam after a 25 minute drive. The most ideal is that the kids can enjoy the facilities in the park in all quiet after a day of sauntering in the city. 


City trip 2 - Den Bosch

Welcome in the always enjoyable Brabant: hello Den Bosch! This historic city bustles with entertainment. Den Bosch is a great place to shop or enjoy a terrace on the market. It is also recommended to visit the museum. What do you think about the Noordbrabants Museum for example? The museum has varying expositions, of which the most can be enjoyed by the whole family. Who knows, maybe you will get the chance to see an archaeological dig. Looking for a sportive day out for the family? Opt for an afternoon in Sportiom.This is a sports center where you can skate during winter and swim and splash all year round in the subtropical swimming paradise! If that is not going to be fun!

Do you want to explore this Burgundian city with the family? Vacation park near Den Bosch. Résidence de Leuvert is located at only 10 kilometer distance. Here you can combine a city trip with a lot of water fun. The kids can not only take a dive in the heated outside pool, but also in a bathing lake close by. Tip: rent a water bike and make a trip over the water.


City trip 3 - Apeldoorn

Combine a city trip in the Netherlands with a number of active family day outs? Apeldoorn is the place to be. In this city, children are never done playing. For example, go for an afternoon of climbing in Klimbos Veluwe. Here you will find various climbing routes between the trees suitable for beginners and more experienced climbers. But a visit to Monkey Town Apeldoorn is also great because of the many indoor playing equipment. 

When you choose for a vacation park near Apeldoorm, you will be staying in the middle of the Veluwe. TopPark Recreatiepark Beekbergen is located between the pastures and drifting sands at only 10 kilometer distance of Apeldoorn. Rent a bike at the reception and find a nice bicycle route or download the free app Perfect Earth Animals and collect, together with the children, online animal pictures. In this way, they will learn about the animals on the Veluwe in a nice way.


City trip 4 - Maastricht

Do you want to immerse yourself in the history of the Netherlands for a weekend? A city trip to Maastricht is the thing for you. This city in Limburg has a lot of educational sights which will tell you more about the history of the city. For example, visit the Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht. In this museum, you will find fossils which will surely impress the kids. Particularly fun is visiting the Grotten van Maastricht. Kids will discover the dark passages during a search in the caves.

At 20 kilometer of Maastricht, you can go camping or rent a house at Résidence Valkenburg. At this vacation park near Maastricht , you will seat yourself in the stylish restaurant to enjoy a well deserved dinner. The restaurant is furnished in Ibiza style, which certainly gives you that vacation feeling.. 


City trip 5 - Hoorn

Combine a city trip with a number of days at the water during a weekend at a vacation park near Hoorn. At only6 kilometer of this city, you will find Park Westerkogge. Both the IJsselmeer and theMarkermeer are at a stone's throw. An afternoon of sailing is essential to your city trip in Hoorn. There will be plenty of time left to explore the center of Hoorn. And that is possible in an interactive and fun way. By means of 10 quiz questions, you will discover the city and its sights. The kids will even get a nice prize afterwards, 


And what do you think is the best destination for a city trip in the Netherlands? 

The bustling Rotterdam, Burgundian Den Bosch, versatile Apeldoorn, historic Maastricht or watery Hoorn? No matter which city you chose: your city trip in the Netherlands will be unforgettable! Our TopPaken are close by and are the perfect base for city trips in the Netherlands!


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