We love Amsterdam, it’s a lovely city to spend time and you don’t have feel bored as there’s so much to see and do. Though we hope that you don’t forget that The Netherlands is more than just Amsterdam. If you have the time we really recommend taking a day trip from Amsterdam! Get off the beaten track and you’ll be rewarded by all that The Netherlands has to offer besides Amsterdam. In only one day, you can visit one of our recommended places in The Netherlands below.
The number of tourists coming to Amsterdam has exponentially grown over the past two decades. An estimated 9 million tourists come to Amsterdam every year, compared to only 4,5 million visitors in the year 2000. For a fairly small city with just over 800.000 inhabitants, this doesn’t go unnoticed. Especially in high season at some point you could feel a bit like walking in a crowded, big theme park. So after a few days of sightseeing in Amsterdam, you might feel the need to discover some places away from the big mass.
The best thing is that there are hidden secrets of Amsterdam within reach. The Netherlands is a small country and thus you don’t have to travel far. Just a few kilometres from Amsterdam you’ll find cities and places that are definitely worth visiting. Tiny villages such as Weesp or Muiden that feel like time has stood still. But also other bigger cities like Utrecht or Rotterdam are only an hour away by public transport.
So if you feel like taking a day trip from Amsterdam stay tuned and check out our recommendations and pick your day trip of choice.
Villages worth visiting in The Netherlands
Need a break from the busy city? You should definitely go and discover these authentic Dutch villages! For some, only half a day is enough to get there and wander around as they’re under an hour away. You’ll be surprised by the rich history, beautiful landscapes, and monumental buildings. If you ask us, these towns make a perfect day trip from Amsterdam. The villages near Amsterdam can easily be visited by bike, but can also be reached easily by public transport.