The 10 Best Things to Do in Heemstede, The Netherlands

February 20, 2018 Elouise Mccaul

Heemstede in The Netherlands, from Europe region, is best know for Lessons & Workshops. Discover best things to do in Heemstede with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Heemstede

1. Chocolaterie Van Dam

Raadhuisstraat 60, 2101 HJ Heemstede, The Netherlands +31 23 547 8877
Excellent
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Chocolaterie Van Dam

Reviewed By Marcia P - Hayward, California

Chocolates, gelato.....hot cocoa at Christmastime..... All Delicious! And the staff are always so friendly and helpful. Many choices of gelato to choose from. Now that the parking area has been moved - the line is even longer for gelato. Worth the wait.

2. Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen

Eerste Leijweg 2, 2114 BH Vogelenzang, The Netherlands +31 20 608 7595
Excellent
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4.5 based on 77 reviews

Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen

Reviewed By IndiraIra - Hoofddorp, The Netherlands

Invigorating walk through the woods, there were deer everywhere, there are different paths you can take, we tried multiple paths. There were different birds near the water bodies. We unfortunately did not spot any foxes, thats for the next visit. This is a lovely place to go to enjoy the outdoors.

3. The Corrie ten Boom House

19 Barteljorisstraat | North Holland, 2011 RA Haarlem, The Netherlands +31 23 531 0823
Excellent
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4.5 based on 747 reviews

The Corrie ten Boom House

Reviewed By erin s

This is definitely a really cool house and the family who lived there were amazing people. The only thing is I wish the tour focused a little more on history and a little less on the word of God. It’s fine to mention religion and acknowledge that the family was religious but our tour seemed to go on and on about almost nothing but religion. When we did get some historical facts it was very interesting and the house itself is beautiful. The tour is only about an hour and it is free (you can donate at the end if you wish) so I didn’t find it unbareable. Tours set off at certain times in different languages so just be sure to check out the door for your time so you can plan your day a little.

4. Cruquius Pump Museum

Cruquiusdijk 27, 2142 ER Cruquius, The Netherlands +31 23 528 5704
Excellent
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4.5 based on 93 reviews

Cruquius Pump Museum

Chronicling the Dutch reclamation of land from the sea, the museum features exhibits on the function of windmills, steam-driven pumps or "Cruquius," and modern technology.

Reviewed By syzygymfl - New York

This museum covers the history of land reclamation in the Netherlands from the earliest days. It has an easy to understand cartoon that explains it that can be played in several languages, as well as a scale model and lots of other exhibits. The centerpiece is the giant steam powered punp in which the museum is located. This museum was exactly what we were looking for when we started our search to explain polders!

Rijksstraatweg 4 | Bennebroek, 2121 AE Bennebroek, The Netherlands +31 23 584 7624
Excellent
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4.5 based on 112 reviews

Linnaeushof

Europe's biggest playground, Linnaeushof, has over 350 play structures and recreational attractions. Children can spend days here. Every year more than 300,000 visitors are drawn to the special play areas for toddlers, smaller and bigger children. There is wheelchair-accessible equipment as well, such as a merry-go-round, seesaw and sand play house. Linnaeushof is located in Bennebroek, a 15 minute drive from Haarlem. It is a paradise for every child. In de grootste speeltuin van Europa kun je een hele dag spelen op meer dan 350 speeltoestellen en attracties. Trampolines, kabelbanen, motorskelters, waterfietsen en een waterspeeltuin, er is te veel om op te noemen. Linnaeushof betekent actie en pret voor het hele gezin en opa's en oma's doen natuurlijk gezellig mee. Sla samen een balletje op de minigolfbaan, maak een ritje met de Speeltuin-Expres en geniet tussendoor van een lekker hapje en drankje op het terras of in het familierestaurant. Een gedeelte van het park is speciaal voor de kleinere kinderen. Met onder andere klimtoestellen, glijbanen en zandbakken, welke allemaal weer erg verzorgd en mooi zijn vormgegeven. Ook is er een verkeerstuin waar de kinderen kunnen rondrijden over de rotonde, langs het politiebureau en de brandweerkazerne. Tussendoor natuurlijk even stoppen bij het tankstation. Dagelijks geeft de speeltuinmascotte Bennie Broek een spetterende voorstelling in de Wortelberg. Bennie is geen konijn, geen haas, maar een rasechte konaas. Hij zingt en danst en alle kinderen mogen meedansen. Na afloop mogen de kinderen met Bennie op de foto. Dit is allemaal erg leuk en indrukwekkend voor de kleinere kinderen. Als het echt warm is wil je maar een ding! Namelijk afkoelen in de Oase, een mooi gethematiseerde waterspeeltuin waar de kinderen actief kunnen spelen met water. Mocht er toch een buitje vallen dan kunnen de kinderen zich ook vermaken in de overdekte speeltuin met onder andere een speelkasteel, botsauto's, luchtskelters een schaduwkamer.

Reviewed By Tbirdt-bird444 - Hoofddorp, The Netherlands

Yes we're back again, we even went twice this week because it's a school holiday and the weather was so nice. Since it has been a while he made his own plan of what to do first. First day we started with the flintstonetrack followed by his favorite trafficpark where he loves to ride the bikes and do some fantasy roll play games as a fireman and a police officer And cooking us some dinner at the bennie burger place The next day we started by climbing to the island in the water on the rope paths, sliding through the snakeslide and climbing towards the big boat through another rope bridge. He loved it and we had a great time. At this park you are allowed to bring your own food and eat them at the picnic areas. There is also a restaurant were you can buy food, drinks and icecream at reasonable prices. If you have kids between 2-12 they'll love it.

6. Escape World Hoofddorp

Bosweg 19, 2131 LX Hoofddorp, The Netherlands +31 23 556 0071
Excellent
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

Escape World Hoofddorp

Escape World is an exhilarating, escape-the-room adventure for groups of 2-16 people. You and your team will be sent on an action-packed multisensory 60-minute quest across old or recent history. Try to find the mysterious artefact or crack the vault, otherwise you will be doomed or locked inside forever. You will love it but our Missions are difficult too. WHY ESCAPE WORLD Hoofddorp? 2 unique escape rooms for 2 to 17 players No normal escape rooms, but immersive break-in rooms with the coolest mechanics & electronics! Open from 12:30 to 23:30 Thrilling experience for friends, families and corporate events! Great for teambuilding and corporate events!

Reviewed By Andrei-Petrica - Bucharest, Romania

I was amazed by the feel of a real life Casino. The puzzles are one of a kind and extremely intelligent. I was also impressed by the technology used in this Escape Room.
I don't want to give out spoilers but the Casino Room has a particular twist that i have never seen before in an Escape Room. Go try it out, you won't regret it!

7. Circuit Park Zandvoort

Burgemeester van Alphenstraat 108, 2041 KP Zandvoort, The Netherlands +31 23 574 0740
Excellent
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4.5 based on 178 reviews

Circuit Park Zandvoort

Reviewed By Piotr K - Krakow, Poland

The existence of this track I knew a long time. Luckily we managed to hit the track day. The impression amazing. The roar of engines, the smell of exhaust gases - what you might want more? All I need. I would definitely recommend.

8. Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland

Zeeweg 12, 2051 EC Overveen, The Netherlands +31 23 541 1123
Excellent
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4.5 based on 134 reviews

Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland

Reviewed By Hugh T - Frederick, Maryland

If you are near Amsterdam, Haarlem or Zandvoort, and want to hike, bike or horseback ride in a beautiful setting of woods, high grassy dunes, lakes, and amidst waterfowl, wild Highland cattle, ponies and other wildlife, then this is the National park for you. Easy access by car, bus or train, this can easily give you a challenging day of activities. The entrance has an education area, gift shop and cafe, with helpful friendly staff. Do as little or as much as you please. Its so close to the hectic Rundstad yet world's away.

9. Molen De Adriaan Museum

Papentorenvest 1a, 2011 AV, Haarlem, The Netherlands +31 23 545 0259
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 358 reviews

Molen De Adriaan Museum

Reviewed By springlering - Marietta, Georgia

Skip the throngs of unruly busloads at tacky Zaanse Schans and visit this treasure, in beautiful historic Haarlem. with lots of other interesting museums to boot.
Although this windmill is a historically accurate reproduction and is less than tenth years old, I got a much better feel for windmills than I have at any of the several I’ve visited over the past few years, including ones in Belgium, northern Germany, and Scotland. All the pieces were there, so to speak. Our guide, a retired teacher, was very knowledgeable and thoroughly answered all the questions visitors threw at him about windmills, polders, dikes, and local history. And he was very gracious and patient about our questions, seemed to relish them, in fact.
There were working scale models of many different types of windmills, which enabled him to show us and explain points of interest.
Also a pleasant mo ie, which is an extended interview with an elderly woman whose family lived in a Haarlem windmill.
Well, well, well worth the 3.50€ admission.
Please know, at busy times, they can only take limited visitors, due to the steep ladders and confined spaces. We went in December and it wasn’t a problem, it might be at other times. I’d call or go get a ticket and do something else nearby til Tour time. The unique Teylers Museum is close,and probably a real kid pleaser if you’ve got a dinosaur fancier on your hands.

10. Winkelcentrum Heemstede Raadhuisstraat & Binnenweg

Binnenweg 1/200, 2101 JA Heemstede, The Netherlands
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 52 reviews

Winkelcentrum Heemstede Raadhuisstraat & Binnenweg

Reviewed By bas k - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Heemstede has a long history of well to do dutch from nearby Haarlem and Amsterdam building leafy residences there.
Groenendael, Heemstede is one of the many 17th century country houses.
Winkelcentrum Raadhuisstraat reflects this affluence and though Bloemendaal has more of a village atmosphere shopping here is charming here as well.
Wealthy Aerdenhout doesn,t have a shopping area but is a great area for walks in nearby ELSWOUT nature reserve-historic landscape Gardens.

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