👍Cool Activities | Things to do in the Netherlands

Wadlopen- Mudwalking -People embarking the ship 2- Discover True Netherlands - cover image

On the photo: Mudwalings in Wadden Sea

Find out the top things to do in the Netherlands: cool activities that we tried ourselves. Among them are flying over tulips fields in the Netherlands, hunting for oysters, mud walking in the Wadden Zee, climbing high pines, getting lost in the caves of Limburg, visiting the largest Christmas centers…
All photos are made by us.


  • Helicopter flight over the tulip fields- Red tulip fields- Discover True Netherlands
  • Helicopter flight over the tulip fields- Standing in front iof a helicopter- Discover True Netherlands
  • Helicopter view to the tulip fields- inside a helicopter- Discover True Netherlands
  • Helicopter view to the tulip fields- My fac face with headphones- Discover True Netherlands

Helicopter flight above the Tulips

See the tulip fields from above. Enjoy the spectacular view during a flight in a helicopter

  • Bruinisse Oysters farm - oyster in hand- Discover True Netherlands
  • Bruinisse oysters farm - I am with a full basket of oysters - Discover True Netherlands
  • Bruinisse oysters - Group of people- Discover True Netherlands

Oysters expedition in Zeeland

Gather your own basket of fresh oysters for free in Bruinisse or visit oyster farms in Yerseke.

  • Wadlopen - Mudwalking - A group stansing on the sand island - Discover True Netherlands
  • Wadlopen- Mudwalking -People embarking the ship 2- Discover True Netherlands
  • Wadlopen- Mudwalking -People embarking the ship- Discover True Netherlands
  • Wadlopen- Mudwalking -People walking on the island- Discover True Netherlands

Mudwalking in the Wadden Sea

In Dutch, it is called ‘wadlopen’ – a strange Dutch sport but a super fun activity for family or friends.


  • Klimbos Gooi Eeemland - Climbing forest from above - Discover True Netherlands
  • Klimbos Gooi-Eeemland- people on the trees - Discover True Netherlands
  • Klimbos Gooi-Eemland- Climbing forest- Discover True Netherlands

Climbing forest Gooi-Eemland

The biggest adventure kingdom in the Netherlands. Ziplines, ropes, and ladders on 3 different heights. It’s safe here.

  • Flying airplane in Tuege - I am happy in the plane - Discover True Netherlands
  • Flying airplane in Tuege - Me inside the hangar - Discover True Netherlands
  • Flying airplane in Tuege - Me and pilot from behind - Discover True Netherlands

Fly your own aircraft

Be a small aircraft pilot for 15-30 min and see the Netherlands from above. Fly with Special Air Services in Teuge.

  • Valkenburg cavas - Light statues inside the caves - Discover True Netherlands
  • Valkenburg caves - A group holding candles inside the caves - Discover True Netherlands
  • Valkenburg cavas - Sand sculptures decorated in Christmas lights - Discover True Netherlands

Caves & catacombs in Valkenburg

The Roman catacombs in Valkenburg are replicas of catacombs in Rome. Stroll through the centuries-old corridors.


Bright Day -Robots expo - I stand in front of streptise robot - Discover True Netherlands - cover image

On the photo: Brightday Tech Expo


  • Indodor Skydive Roosendaal - Standing in a costume - Discover True Netherlands

Skydive Indoor

Experience a free fall in the Indoor Skydive Roosendaal center. A huge turbine will lift you up with an instructor.

  • Leeuwarden - Giant white fountain in the shape of heads - Discover True Netherlands
  • Stavoren - Standing in front of Fountain - Discover True Netherlands
  • Dokkum - Frozen Fountain - Discover True Netherlands

The 11 Fountains

Dare to find all 11 fountains of Friesland by 11 artists from all over the world in 11 cities in Frisland.

  • Bright Day -Robots expo - I stand with robot Peper - Discover True Netherlands
  • Bright Day -Robots expo - Interview with robot Sofia- Discover True Netherlands
  • Bright Day -Robots expo - Standing with a robot - Discover True Netherlands

Brightday Robots

The largest tech festival in the Netherlands to interact, play, and talk with robots, including humanoid Sofia.


  • Limburg Wineroute - Margelland Route - Typical Limburg house - Discover True Netherlands
  • Limburg Wineroute - Margelland Route - View of wineyards - Discover True Netherlands

Wine route in Zuid Limburg

Drive along the Mergelland route in South Limburg and enjoy the Dutch wine yards and old houses, castles, and towns.

  • Pumpkin farm- me and my husband with pumpkins in front of our heads- Discover True Netherlands
  • Pumpkin farm- Standing with a pumpkin- Discover True Netherlands

Pumpkin hunt and pumpkin decoration

Do not buy pumpkins in a supermarket, instead visit very well-decorated pumpkin farms in the Netherlands.

  • Amersfoort Zoo- Giant dino- Discover True Netherlands
  • Amersfoort Zoo- Standing next to Trex- Discover True Netherlands

DinoPark in Amersfoort Zoo

Walk between life-size dinosaurs in the Amersfoort Zoo or in Dinoland Zwolle.


  • Cherries Streekerij de Betuwe- Standing with box of cherries -Cherries garden- Discover True Netherlands
  • Cherries Streekerij de Betuwe- A group of people picking up cherries- Discover True Netherlands
  • Cherries Streekerij de Betuwe- I eat cherries- Discover True Netherlands

Picking cherries on a cherry farm

First, you are taken by a tractor to the cherry fields, and then the fun cherry adventures begin.

  • Toms Creek - I am fishing next to the river- Discover True Netherlands
  • Fishing Toms Creek- Man is fishing- Discover True Netherlands
  • Fishing Toms Creek - with friends- Discover True netherlands

Toms Creek fishing adventure

This is the biggest fishing park in the Netherlands with 18 lakes. From forel and carp to big 2m monsters like beluga.

  • Mini gold Lage Vuursche - Playing special chess with sticks - Discover True Netherlands
  • Mini golf Lage Vuursche - flowers - Discover True Netherlands
  • Minigold Lage Vuursche - I hold golf club and ball - Discover True Netherlands

Minigolf in Lage Vuursche

One of the most beautiful mini golf adventures in Europe. It has 3 different gold courses with 18 holes each.


  • Duiven Intratuin - i am standing on Christmas escalator- Discover True Netherlands
  • Duiven intratuin- Christmas collection toys- Discover True Netherlands
  • Duiven Intratuin- Christmas towers- Discover True Netherlands

Christmas Shopping Centers

The Netherlands has several biggest Christmas shopping centers. The Duiven Intratuin is one of the biggest in Europe.

  • Verscholen dorp- Hidden village in the Veluwe National Park - Discover True Netherlands
  • Verscholen dorp- Biking in the Veluwe National Park - Discover True Netherlands

The hidden village in Veluwe

These underground houses were once shelters for refugees persecuted by German nazis during WWII.

  • Afsluitdijk - Traffic through the dike - Discover True Netherlands
  • Afsluitdijk - Flags - Discover True Netherlands

Cycle or drive along the Afsluitdijk

Together with Deltawerken, this is the largest hydraulic engineering project ever in world history.


Get inspired by other destination ideas for your trips in the Netherlands.
Discover our recommendations of beautiful castlescitiesvillages, museums, interesting eventsattractions, dazzling naturezoos, the Dutch coast, but also spas, shopping, and hotels.
And keep an eye on our BLOG 🙂

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On the photo: Valkenburg Caves