There’s a big chance we’re celebrating King’s Day in a different way this year. There might not be any big festivals or flea markets. Which is why we looked for alternative ways to spend this day. We compiled a list of the best royal routes and locations in The Netherlands. Off course you can also go there during a different day.
Utrecht is the perfect place for leisurely strolls. Not just past the beautiful canals and old buildings, but also in the wonderful parks. For King’s Day we recommend the parks named after queens. The most beloved park of the Netherlands the Maximapark, the green Julianapark and the monumental city park Wilhelminapark are our picks.
Biking through town
Did you know Rotterdam is the perfect town to explore by bike? On a daily basis over 12.000 people ride their bike over the Erasmusbrug. Watch them from the hotel or rent a bike at Mainport and join them! Plan your bike route or ask the receptionist for recommendations. Our first tip is to go past the Willemsbrug. The original Willemsbrug was named after Willem III, but unfortunately destroyed during the second world war. Opening the new Willemsbrug was the first official act of our, then, prince Willem-Alexander.
The most unique hotel is Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam. It is also the perfect starting point for a few unique locations. One of those is the Czar Peter house. Inside you can find signatures of many famous people including King Willem-Alexander. A short distance from the hotel is the Zaanse Schans. A ideal spot for strolling or biking past those majestic windmills. Or catch a train to Amsterdam and visit the Royal Palace on Dam square.
A palace in Eindhoven?
One man from Eindhoven proved just how much you can love the royals. He build a replica of one of the Palaces, Soestdijk. The royals have visited the city of lights quite often. Queen Beatrix opened the Philips museum. Her brother-in-law, lord Pieter van Vollenhoven, opened the DAF-museum where you can discover which unique DAF car was owned by the house of Oranje.
Those were our royal routes through The Netherlands. Want to start your route well-rested? Book a room at Inntel Hotels!