👌 Attractions we experienced ourselves | Things to do in the Netherlands

Here you will find a list of our favorite attractions in the Netherlands. Avoid overcrowded sights and use our recommendations to see unique places.
All photos are made by us.


  • Efteling- Main entrance in the evening- Discover True Netherlands
  • Efteling Themepark - Roller coaster - Discover True Netherlands
  • Efteling - Dressed up people playing music - Discover True Netherlands

Winter Efteling theme park

Super fun, cozy, full of winter decorations atmosphere is guaranteed. Once a year, Efteling turned into a winter paradise.

  • Kasteeltuinene Arcen - Castle gardens Arcen - Standing in front of red Japanese gates - Discover True Netherlands
  • Kasteeltuinene Arcen - Castle gardens Arcen - Autumn colours - Discover True Netherlands
  • Kasteeltuinene Arcen - Castle gardens Arcen - Asian house - Discover True Netherlands

Castle gardens Arcen in autumn

Imagine an old castle surrounded by 15 gardens of various styles, shapes, and colors. Must be visited in autumn.

  • Valkenburg cavas - Light statues inside the caves - Discover True Netherlands
  • Valkenburg caves - A group holding candles inside the caves - Discover True Netherlands

Roman caves in Valkenburg

The replica of catacombs in Rome is to be admired in the Netherlands, in the charming town of Valkenburg.


  • Kinderdijk - Windmills along the river - Discover True Netherlands
  • Kinderdijk - Together with my husband in front of a windmill - Discover True Netherlands

Kinderdijk Unesco World Heritage

16 stunning old windmills in about 15 km from Rotterdam – a Unesco World Heritage place not to miss.

  • Jachthuis Sint Hubertus - Sint Hubertus villa exterior - Discover True Netherlands
  • Jachthuis Sint Hubertus - Sint Hubertus villa interior - Discover True Netherlands

Jachthuis Sint Hubertus

The former country residence of the Kröller-Müller family is one of the most iconic buildings in the Netherlands.

  • Toweland - View to the wooden rollercoaster - Discover True Netherlands
  • Toverland - Entrance - Discover True Netherlands

Toverland Theme Park

This attraction park consists of 6 worlds. New adventures, shows, and spectacular attractions are waiting for you.


De Haar Castle - Discover True Netherlands

Dutch Castles

There are several impressive castles in the Netherlands. Check the list of beautiful castles.

Teylers Museum in Haarlem - main room - Discover True Netherlands

Old Museums

Check our recommendations for top must-see museums in the Netherlands. Visit a museum on your day off.

Nieuwendam - Discover True Netherlands

Pretty Towns

Find our recommendations of authentic towns and villages in the Netherlands.


Leeuwarden - Giant white fountain in the shape of heads - Discover True Netherlands

11 Fountains in Friesland

The 11 fountains by renowned artists from all over the world are scattered around 11 beautiful towns in Friesland.

Yerseke - Plate of oysters - Discover True Netherlands

Oyster farms in Yerseke

Oyster farming is a traditional Dutch business. And the oldest oyster farms are located in Yerseke, in Zeeland.

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

Hidden Village in Veluwe

Cycle the beautiful Veluwe National park to find the hidden underground houses used to escape from nazis during WWII.


Duiven Intratuin- Christmas towers- Discover True Netherlands

Duiven Intratuin Christmas show

It’s the biggest Christmas show in Europe. Dive into this Christmas world between October and January.

Nijmegen Roman mask- Standing in front of a giant head- Discover True Netherlands

Roman mask of Nijmegen

A giant, impressive Roman mask of 6 meters over the Waal, where the original mask of the 2nd century AD was found.

Wondr Amsterdam- Laying in the pool of marshmellows - Discover True Netherlands

WONDR Experience in Amsterdam

Let your imagination run wild. This is the first experience playground in Amsterdam – full of colors, sensations, and unusual.


Dordrecht old houses street - Discover True Netherlands

Visit a Dutch City

Take your family or friends on a day trip to the most charming cities in the Netherlands.

Het Henschotermeer Lake - Discover True Netherlands

Walk in Nature

Need a good hike for a breath of fresh air? These parks and nature areas will do a trick. Here you can relax.

De Banjaard - Evening walk on the beach- Discover True Netherlands

See the Beach & Sea

Love sea, dunes, sand? Check the collection of beaches and seaside resorts in the Netherlands.


Amersfoort Zoo- Standing next to Trex- Discover True Netherlands

Experience Zoos

Who said that going to a zoo should be only with kids? Dutch zoos are perfect for an entertaining day alone or with friends.

Flying airplane in Tuege - Me inside the hangar - Discover True Netherlands

Try New Activities

Wake up and try something new. We prepared a list of cool activities to try in the Netherlands.

Hotel Villa Ruimzicht- Discover True Netherlands

Unique Hotels

Treat yourself with a night of good sleep in unique hotels and B&Bs in the Netherlands.


  • Oudenbosch basilica - Colours of dome - Discover True Netherlands
  • Oudenbosch basilica - Exterior - Discover True Netherlands

Oudenbosch Basilica

An impressive replica of the famous St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome – Oudenbosch Basilica in the province of North Brabant.

  • Westerlichttoren lighthouse - Exterior - Discover True Netherlands
  • Westerlichttoren lighthouse - Benches on the dune hills - Discover True Netherlands

Westerlicht Lighthouse

Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful moody dunes around the Westerlicht lighthouse located in Haamstede in Zeeland.


Get inspired by other destination ideas for your trips in the Netherlands.
Discover our recommendations of beautiful castlescitiesvillages, museums, interesting activitieseventsattractions, dazzling nature, the Dutch coast, but also spas, shopping, and hotels.
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Kinderdijk - Windmills and orange bike - Discover True Netherlands - cover image

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On the photo: Kinderdijk, the Unesco world heritage site