Off The Beaten Track

Home Discover Off The Beaten Track
Did you know that Sloten is the smallest city of Friesland? The fortified city measures just 350 by 350m and is home to historical buildings, water gates and a well preserved windmill.

Friesland’s smallest city measures just 350 by 350 meters

Did you know that Sloten is the smallest city of Friesland? The fortified city measures just 350 by 350m and is home to historical buildings,...
Bronkhorst

Bronkhorst: one of the smallest cities in the Netherlands

Did you know that Bronkhorst is one of the smallest cities in the Netherlands? It is home to around 155 inhabitants, 37 listed national...
hanging kitchens

The Hanging Kitchens in Appingedam

Did you know that the Hanging Kitchens in Appingedam were built over the canal to spare room inside the centuries-old houses? This would also give...
koortsboom

The magical properties of fever trees

Did you know that the illness will disappear if you hang a piece of clothing from someone who is ill is on a 'koortsboom'...
Haarlem hofjes

Almshouses in Haarlem

Did you know that Haarlem is famous for its many charming 'hofjes'? These are almshouses set around a central courtyard build by the rich,...
Did you know that Vincent van Gogh made as many as seven sketches of the Roosdonck windmill (built in 1884) in Nuenen while he lived there from 1883 to 1885? However, he refused to paint this windmill as he simply disliked new buildings.

Vincent van Gogh refused to paint windmill

Did you know that Vincent van Gogh made as many as seven sketches of the Roosdonck windmill (built in 1884) in Nuenen while he...
Did you know that the Wadden Islands are not the only place in the Netherlands where you can go mudflat walking? The Sophia Polder is a relatively new nature reserve near Dordrecht in South Holland. At low tide the polder is dry and is perfect for rugged mudflat hiking trips.

Mudflat walking in South Holland

Did you know that the Wadden Islands are not the only place in the Netherlands where you can go mudflat walking? The Sophia Polder is...
Anne Frank

Larger than life mural of Anne Frank

Did you know that Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra is currently finishing a large mural of Anne Frank at NDSM shipyards in Amsterdam? One of Kobra's...
mysterious megalithic stone graves in Drenthe

The oldest monuments in the Netherlands

Did you know that 'hunebedden' are not only the oldest monuments in the Netherlands but also among Europe's oldest landmarks? These mysterious megalithic stone graves...
Did you know that Windmill 'De Wachter' in Zuidlaren is more than a windmill? The Windmill Museum comprises also a clog workshop, bakery and grocery shop, smithy and you can take a cruise on a steam-powered boat.

Windmill Museum ‘De Wachter’ in Zuidlaren

Did you know that Windmill Museum 'De Wachter' in Zuidlaren is more than a windmill? The Windmill Museum comprises also a clog workshop, bakery...

Cookies

Adjust your settings or accept all cookies.

Privacy policy | Close
Settings