I am very grateful that I was born in the Netherlands and the many opportunities it has given me in my life. But one thing I absolutely can’t stand in the Netherlands is that O-VE-RAL seems to be busy. Not surprising with almost 18 million people in our little frog country. Fortunately, there are indeed places where you can find peace in the Netherlands. In this article I share 6 nice ones places to relax in the Netherlands.
A nice platform to search for holiday homes to find peace and quiet is Nature house. Here you will find thousands of holiday homes in the Netherlands, in all corners of the country. By tiny houses for a writing retreat to larger villas in nature for gathering with friends and family. You can filter by, among other things, the type of ruralhut, the facilities and the location.
Nice places to relax in the Netherlands
1. Tiny house on the Veluwe in Gelderland
Do you want to enjoy nature in a minimalist way? Then a tiny house in National Park de Veluwezoom is recommended for you. This accommodation is simply but comfortably furnished with a double bed, shower, toilet, small kitchen with dining area and 2 armchairs. You are in the middle of nature, but at the same time have the restaurant at the holiday park nearby if you want to eat or drink something.
From your tiny house you can easily reach the Posbank, where you can spot wild boars, deer, squirrels and other wild animals. One of the nicest months to stay here is August, when the heather on the Veluwe is in bloom.
Location: Velp, Gelderland
Nature house ID: 68643
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2. Treehouse in the middle of nowhere in Friesland
Whose dream isn’t it to spend the night in a nice tree house? This tree house is located a few kilometers from the Frisian village of Easterein. It is the ideal place to relax. From the balcony you can enjoy a beautiful sunset with a drink. In the tree house you will find, among other things, a double bed, a sofa and an electric heater. The bathroom is not far from the tree house. In the recreation room in the yard you will also find a kitchen with refrigerator, oven and hotplates.
It is possible to use the sauna. The tree house is a good base if you want to walk or cycle in the Frisian landscape. Places such as Franeker, Sneek and Leeuwarden are highly recommended to visit. Or maybe you want to cycle to all Elfsteden villages? You can also enjoy kayaking through the waterways in the area. Enough to do if you want to be active in the Frisian nature!
Location: near Easterein, Friesland
Nature house ID: 25230
3. Panoramic holiday home on the water on Texel
Would you like to get a breath of fresh air on the Wadden Islands? This holiday home on Texel on the water is an ideal place to relax. I like the large windows, which provide a lot of daylight and beautiful views. The cottage is modernly furnished and suitable for 4 people. The high ceiling makes the house look extra large.
The cottage is surrounded by dunes and a private pond, where many birds can be spotted in the morning. The terrace has sun loungers for sunbathing on a summer day and a picnic table for outdoor dining. Extra nice: guests can use the bicycles in the shed for free, so that you can explore the island.
Location: near ‘t Horntje on Texel, Wadden Islands
Nature house ID: 24489
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4. Wellness on the water in South Holland
If you are looking for a place to relax in the Netherlands and enjoy wellness, this is the place for you. This holiday home on the water ensures that you are completely relaxed again. Not only the surroundings are beautiful, the cottage itself is also great. Large windows and the bed and the whirlpool look out over the water! The house also has a Turkish steam shower and a sauna. You are also so close to the famous windmills of Kinderdijk.
Location: near Lekkerkerk, South Holland
Nature house ID: 47909
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5. Camping on a raft in North Holland
For the adventurers who want to find peace in the Netherlands, there is something very cool in North Holland: camping on a raft on the Markermeer! This is a unique experience for me. With a motorized camping raft and the necessary camping gear, you choose a spot where you want to spend the night! In the warm summer months you can take a dip in the lake in the morning and enjoy a great sunset over the lake in the evening. Experience the ultimate form of freedom and tranquility.
Location: near Katwoude, North Holland
Nature house ID: 66642
6. Spend the night between the alpacas in North Brabant
And let’s end this list of nice places to relax in the Netherlands with a bang: a holiday home with a view over an alpaca meadow! Near Mariahout in Brabant, there are 3 houses, partly hidden in the woods and partly with a view of the alpacas. There is no internet, so you can digitally detox here right away. In the area you can make beautiful walks and bike rides through the woods. And do you still want to do a small city trip? You can be in Eindhoven and Den Bosch in no time!
Location: near Mariahout, North Brabant
Nature house ID: 57233
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Hopefully, after reading this article, you will have enough inspiration for nice places to relax in the Netherlands. Because it is indeed possible to find peace in your own country. Do you have another great tip? Let me and other readers know in the comments below!
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