Places of interest

“150,000 years ago, ice and water pushed up masses of earth and stones, forming a ridge in the middle of the Netherlands. On this ridge you stand in the largest forest of the Randstad and you have a view over the river landscape. Here history can be felt everywhere. Because of the many estates and castles, but also because of the great military significance that the area has had. Because of its location and beauty, the Utrechtse Heuvelrug has been a place where people can relax and get new energy for centuries.

It is not without reason that wealthy city dwellers built their country estates here; close to the city but still surrounded by nature. History is cherished here, while at the same time everyone can experience the ridge in their own way. Whether you come for a quiet walk, an adventurous mountain bike tour or to delve into a part of Dutch history…. Welcome to our National Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug!”

Kasteel Amerongen: Amerongen Castle is a beautiful ‘Huys’ from the 17th century and is surrounded by historic gardens. Restaurant Bentinck is located in the former stables. Fun activities are organized for children.

Huis Doorn: Huis Doorn is a museum and is one of the most beautiful castles in the province of Utrecht, where the original interior has remained completely intact. There are also plenty of activities for children

Parc Broekhuizen: A historic, but at the same time new and modern designed Boutique Hotel and Restaurant with a beautiful garden for walking. Activities are organized regularly throughout the year.

Landgoed Zuylestein: Guided tours are available on request at the Zuylestein estate. There is an estate shop with its own products. Friday, Saturday and Sunday open for coffee, tea, cake, ice cream.

Slot Zeist: Experience the noble atmosphere of yesteryear and visit the beautiful Style Rooms of the Slot. Stroll around the beautiful Castle Garden or visit one of the ever-changing exhibitions. End the day with a snack or a drink in the Brasserie of the Slot.

Zwersteneneiland Maarn: Geographical monument where historical and geological values are combined with art. Get to know the history of this beautiful area and its permanent residents: the goats Pjotter and Bert!

Bomenmuseum Gimborn: A different walk for every season, every season has its own bloomers, colors and scents. The living collection of trees and shrubs in the tree garden provide a special diversity.

Wijk bij Duurstede: The picturesque village of Wijk bij Duurstede has a beautiful old town with many attractions. There is a walk-in city walk every first Sunday of the month.

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