Explore the Castles and Gardens region of Amsterdam
The Gooi & Vecht area is a rich oasis of space and nature, unique waters and historical highlights within a stone's throw of the cities of Amsterdam, Utrecht and Almere. This lush, green area holds many varied touristic attractions, with the Dutch media capital of the city of Hilversum in its booming center.
Gooi & Vecht is nicknamed the Garden of Amsterdam, or Castles and Gardens region, for a reason. In this area, within a short distance from each other, you’ll find the river Vecht, which is indisputably Holland’s most beautiful river, the lively Loosdrecht Lakes, the scenic Naarder Lake, the stately old estates in ’s-Graveland and the Gooi Nature Reserve’s extensive heathlands and forests. The picturesque, historical villages of Laren and Blaricum have a long history of inspiring artists from all over the country, and are absolutely worth a visit. Are you a true history buff? Than you shouldn't miss out on the strongholds and fortified towns of Naarden, Muiden, Bussum and Weesp, some of which are part of Unesco’s World Heritage. And not to forget the area’s characteristic old harbour of Huizen.
Everywhere you go you'll find the finest boutiques, comfortable and 'gezellige' terraces and the very best restaurants. Come and stay with us for a couple of days. Gooi & Vecht is the perfect starting point to your trip within The Netherlands due to its central location. The area holds a wide variety of Bed & Breakfasts and hotels for all budgets.
Would you like some insiders advice to plan a trip to Gooi & Vecht? Don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We would love to help you make the most of your visit.
Please be welcome to the Garden of Amsterdam!