Nice Destinations in the Netherlands to Visit in Autumn
It took a while, but the summer is now really over. It is getting colder, dark earlier and the first autumn leaves have already fallen from the trees. Furthermore, it’s time for the cozy season again! For many people, this also means that the autumn holidays are approaching. That’s why we like to share the best destinations in The Netherlands to visit during the autumn.
Loonse and Drunense dunes in Brabant
In the Loonse and Drunense dunes, also known as the Brabant Sahara, you will find forest, heath land, and above all a lot of sand. This is because it is one of the largest shifting sand areas in Western Europe. Yes, you will find it in this little country!
There is plenty to do here for both young and old. For example, hiking enthusiasts among us can enjoy various routes through the area. Do you prefer to explore the area by bike? You can! There are also many cycling routes. And there is a light trail for children through the nature park. This makes it possible to look for nocturnal animals together, a real experience if you ask us!
And if you are in the vicinity of Den Bosch, don’t hesitate to discover this beautiful city. How nice if you can do this through an interactive city game. Within two hours you will be guided along this route along all the fun and special sights. While you have to play riddles and assignments on your phone.
Picking oysters in Zeeland
Oysters, you hate or you love them. If you love them, Zeeland is the place to pick them. You can actually find mussels, oysters and crumpets all around the Oosterschelde. The best time to pick the oysters is between September and April. It is best to collect it yourself two hours before and two hours after low tide. It’s something different from a walk on the beach!
Do you want to stay at the beach? Then you have come to the right place, Fletcher Zuiderduin Beach hotel. After a day of oyster picking, you can go to the beach club Zuiderduin and enjoy a tasty snack and drink.
If you are not a fan of oysters, there is of course much more to experience in the area. This way you can visit Middelburg. And enjoy the 1100 monuments that the city has. More in the mood to enjoy the local refreshments or to shop? This is also possible in this Zeeland city. The charming Fletcher hotel restaurant Middelburg is located in the middle of the city. From here you are in the middle of the Dorpsplein within a few minutes.
Spotting wildlife on the Veluwe
If you want to fully enjoy autumn, the Veluwe is the perfect place. During this period, the forests change from green to beautiful golden and brown colors. The Veluwe has an area of approximately 32,000 hectares. Here the wildlife has complete freedom to move. This naturally increases the chance of spotting wildlife. Go out with a ranger and look for boars, foxes and red deer. Or go on an excursion yourself and discover Hoge Veluwe National Park.
Are you more looking for places where you can relax during the bleak autumn? Or do you want to find peace with your partner? Then the following two destinations are definitely recommended:
Discover Haarlem during the Haarlem autumn festival. Eat a tasty pumpkin soup, drink the best bock beer and stroll through the many shopping streets. Haarlem has something for everyone, from young to old. The city has several sights that you don’t want to miss:
- The Sint-Bavokerk: this showpiece is located in the middle of the Grote Markt. You can admire the famous Christian Müller organ here
- The Dome Cathedral: this unique cathedral is one of the most important churches in the world. The building is larger than Cologne Cathedral and has twelve towers
- Molen de Adriaan: this is the famous city mill. You can climb this under the guidance of a guide
- The Haarlem nursery garden: do you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city? The garden offers a large natural playground. You can also go here for organic food or a delicious drink
To get the best out of Haarlem, it’s nice to stay right in the center, don’t you think? Hotel Lion d’Or offers this possibility. This comfortable 4-star hotel is located in the old center of Haarlem. The right place to discover the city from here!
As far as we are concerned, autumn is perfect for a city trip. Not too hot and not too cold, but very cozy. Maastricht has the right combination of beautiful nature and sights for the whole family.
You wouldn’t say it right away, but Maastricht has a beautiful piece of nature. In the nature reserve, the Hoge Weerd, it is possible to take walks with a real story. Ask about the experience walk or the chalk walk.
Are you a real adventurer and do you like a bit of excitement? Then we recommend that you visit the caves of Maastricht. These caves take you into the underground world of corridors that is located under the city. You can walk through this, but it is also possible to book a scooter tour. Truly an experience!
Are you especially curious about what else the city has to offer? Discover this together with family and friends through the interactive city game about Maastricht! If you want to taste the real Maastricht, stay at the Boutique Hotel Grote Gracht. The hotel is five minutes away from the Vrijthof and the market.
Other nice Dutch cities to visit in Autumn
- Den Haag