Autumn is the ideal time for a weekend away to a nearby country. The days are getting colder, but it’s not too cold yet to go outside and have fun! Autumn is also an ideal time to go for a holiday, as there are no school holidays so the prices are low and the touristic events aren’t busy. Are you looking for a special destination for your autumn trip? Check out our top 5 for a weekend away to Amsterdam!
1. Lamb spotting on Texel
Wanna spend the weekend on Holland’s most lovely Island Texel? Of course you can fill it with walks along the beach, bike rides in the spring sun and languid breakfasts in one of those fine vacation parks like De Krim or Eldorado. With a bit of luck it will be nice weather and you can still spend the night at one of the campsites on Texel.
Whatever you do, one thing is for sure: Texel is the place to cuddle lambs. At any Schapenboerderij in Texel you can not only cuddle lambs, but you can also come for a picnic, roll in straw or go with the shepherd. A 100% Autumn proof outing during your weekend away.
2. Hobbit house: unique accommodation by the sea
A tip for a weekend away for real nature lovers. A hobbit house. In the middle of the dunes. Just because those hobbits know very well how to make the most cozy homes. And because you roll from your hobbit bed into the dunes in the morning. Ideal for a long Autumn weekend full of beach walks and lazy afternoons with a good book. The location? Camping Kennemer Duincamping Geversduin near Castricum.
3. Spend the weekend in the main capital: Amsterdam
Secretly, every weekend is a good weekend for a city trip to Amsterdam. With a huge choice of museums, cozy shopping streets and top restaurants, our capital simply guarantees a weekend full of atmosphere and cosiness.
Why should you be in Amsterdam during Autumn? With more than 400,000 trees connecting the canals, Amsterdam is one of the most leafy cities in Europe. And that results in magical pictures during autumn.
Nothing beats the ring of canals and parks shrouded in orange and red hues – or the golden foliage that buries Amsterdam as soon as the leaves fall from the trees. But also, visit a Coffeeshop in Amsterdam. They have many and it would be a shame if you didn’t visit one! Especially Hunters coffeeshop is a nice place to go and can be found in several departments of the city.
4. Weekend away for two: romantic bubbles
If you’d like to skip that residential boulevard once in a while. Visit Hotel Bilderberg Klein Zwitserland in the Gelderse Heelsum! This is an ideal place to take refuge during the busy weekend. An extensive breakfast buffet, a huge dinner, saunas, steam baths: here they understand what a romantic Autumn weekend looks like!
5. Sleeping under the stars
Landhuis Erfgoed Bossem proves that you really don’t have to go to the other side of the world to sleep under the stars. The country house stands in the middle of the Twente countryside and has special star cubes.
In other words: cozy, comfortable huts with a telescope and a large dome in the roof. The place for a romantic weekend away! With the peace and quiet of the Twente countryside and a delicious cuisine full of local dishes within reach, it will undoubtedly be an unforgettable weekend.