Are you looking for inspiration for a weekend away with friends or a city trip together with dad? We have the best activities to do during your next lad weekend! From specialty beer to abseiling and off grid city districts. Discover the best city trips for men.
Breweries and tasting rooms
It may be a stereotype, but drinking specialty beer cannot be missed during your city trip. This is the place to discover new and interesting brews. In the old Schellensfabriek in Eindhoven you find city brewery 100 Watt. “There is always something to learn and/or discover in the spacious landscape of quirky breweries and their creativity.” Discover all about this brewery’s creative brewing process on a guided tour. After the tour you will plop down on the adjacent terrace of Café 100 Watt.
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Can’t get enough of 100 Watts? These beers are available at the bar of Inntel Hotels Art Eindhoven.
Amsterdam is home to Heineken, and has a large scene of breweries and tasting rooms. The tasting room of Brouwerij ‘t IJ is located, just like the brewery itself, in the former bathhouse under a authentic windmill. Enjoy their selection close to its birthplace on the terrace as ost of the brewery’s beers are available on tap here. Very practical: Brouwerij ‘t IJ is within walking distance of Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark.
The tasting room closes at 8pm, and you can take your beer tasting to Bar & Brasserie Werkspoor at the hotel, or dive into Brewery The Eeuwige Jeugd, just a short stroll away from the windmill.
Time for exercise: activities in the city
Ready for a challenge during your weekend away? Find the excitement while abseiling or put your patience to the test in an escape room. Put these activities on the schedule!
The highest abseil in Europe is the Euromast in Rotterdam. Or are you scared? Every weekend in May – September, dare devils can shoot down the 185 meter tall building. Experience an unforgettable visit to Rotterdam!
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Prefer both feet on the ground? Visit one of Escapium’s impressive escape rooms in Utrecht. Search for 3 missing backpackers in an abandoned house or save innocent lives at a neglected dam.
Too old to learn how to surf? At Aloha Surf in The Hague doesn’t think so! The instructors are ready every day of the year to teach you how to surf! Book a complete Surf Day with the lads or a Family Surf with the fam. Prefer watching the sea? Watch the live stream of Aloha Surf from the roof of Inntel Hotels Den Haag Marina Beach.
Zaandam and its surroundings offer beautiful routes for fans of cycling or mountain biking. Cycle through a beautiful setting full of mills, dykes, lakes and, of course, viewpoints. Discover, among others, the national monuments at Zaanse Schans and the beautiful Twiske-Waterland.
Off the grid: districts full of history
At the start of 2022, Time to Momo presented the hippest districts in Europe. In addition to districts in Athens and London, Katendrecht in Rotterdam also managed to secure a place in the top 10. It was once the red light district of the port, but now a working-class neighbourhood with aauthentic industrial look. Several hotspots near Katendrecht are the Fenix Food Factory, de Kaapse Brouwers and Theater Walhalla.
Strijp-S is a piece of industrial heritage in Eindhoven. Here, old factory buildings have been transformed into cool shops, innovative restaurants and inspiring workplaces. Lovers of design and art can indulge themselves at the various exhibitions and museums. You will also find the largest indoor skate park in the Benelux: Area 51. Sign up for one of the “Beginner Sessions” and discover your new talent!
The Hembrug site, part of the harbour district in Zaandam, is a monumental industrial estate. The terrain has a rich history as a location for the production of firearms, artillery and ammunition. In 2003, the doors of the production site were closed and nature took over. Since 2014, the terrain is open to the public again and various entrepreneurs work in the renovated buildings with an industrial appearance. Among other things, you can now visit events, festivals and restaurants here.
Can’t wait to hit the road together? Book your stay at Inntel Hotels and enjoy an unforgettable city trip in the Netherlands. Stay in the heart of the city: the ideal base for the ultimate men’s weekend! Discover all hotels through inntelhotels.nl.
You’ll be surprised.