The Netherlands has some wonderful mid-sized cities you can visit by car. Whether it be for a day-trip or for a whole weekend. What are the most noteworthy mid-sized cities to visit? We would like to give you more details here in this blog!
Visit Nijmegen, the oldest city of the Netherlands
Nijmegen lies in the eastern part of the country. The city is known for its lively centre with many cafes, bars and restaurants. This is the oldest city in the Netherlands and its numerous monumental buildings are certainly worth a gander. Some of the highlights of this quaint city include the ‘Grote Markt’, the Kruittoren and the Waaggebouw.
Groningen is the youngest city of the Netherlands and is largely known as a student town. Despite this youthful presence, the city still has a number of historical warehouses, courts and other stunning buildings to see. And when you visit Groningen, you absolutely must visit the Martini tower.
Warm Brabant culture of Den Bosch
A warm, welcoming city is Den Bosch in the province of Brabant. Den Bosch has an old, historical city centre with the Sint Jans Cathedral as the number one tourist attraction. When you visit this city we certainly recommend that you take a boat tour across the Binnendieze River. Den Bosch is only a short half-hour drive from Eindhoven Airport.
Pure delight in Maastricht
Maastricht lies in the south of the Netherlands and is a very popular tourist attraction. The city has a rich history and is known for its vast diversity. You can shop at the many little boutiques and trendy stores but also enjoy an exposition in one of its many art galleries.
Maastricht is internationally known for the summer concerts of Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra at the Vrijhof.
Visit the cheese market in Alkmaar
Alkmaar is a mid-sized municipality on North Holland. Its downtown area is gorgeous and full of monuments, canals, shops and museums. Alkmaar is also known of its cheese market that takes place every spring/summer on Fridays.
And if you would then like to escape the bustling city, you can be on the beaches of Egmond aan zee within 15 minutes from the centre.