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Things to do in Naarden

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theme Park
“Very nice and small-scale amusement park for children from 2 to 12 years old. In good weather also opportunity for swimming, there is a beach and swimming pool. Plenty of picnic tables available to bring your own food and drinks. Speelpark Oud Valkeveen is located in a beautiful wooded nature area between Huizen and Naarden. For the past 95 years it has been a paradise for children who like 'just playing'. The park has a large playground, a theater, a private beach at the Gooimeer and for adults enough places to enjoy the sun and nature . Even in bad weather, you can play here in one of our indoor attractions.”
  • 24 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Dutch Fortress Museum, a place where you can touch history. On the outdoor terrain of this Heritage Site a collection of historical cannons is on display. With exciting exhibitions in four casemates you can learn about the importance of fortresses and fortified towns in Dutch history ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Park
“Clear water, dense swamp forest and marshy pastures; the Naardermeer is like a green oasis between Amsterdam and Hilversum. Rare animals like the otter and purple heron feel completely at home in this protected nature reserve. You can visit the area by taking a boat trip with the forest ranger, taking a walk around the lake or taking a bike ride on the quiet polder roads.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Golf Driving Range
“For a great round of golf on the official 18 holes champion course or just to hit some balls at the driving range/putting green or 9 holes pitch and putt. If you need a reservation, please let us know”
  • 7 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“beste bioscoop van Nederland gerund door vrijwilligers met het nieuwste aanbod”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pool
“During Summertime, lots of families with kids visit this public swimming pool”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“nice food!! I personally know some people. Ask for "tom and teun" and tell them I send you!!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A step up from the typical bar dinner places, but informal and great food in Bussum. Nice outside terrace too, weather permitting.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“In the middle of the Vesting is a large church (Grote Kerk) with a 75m tower, a beacon for ships for over 5 centuries. Visitors are allowed to climb up the tower on: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 - 16:30 Sunday and Monday from 13:30 - 16:30. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Heerlijke plek om een pizza te eten. Even snel of uitgebreid. Het maakt niet uit. Ook afhaal mogelijk.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“One of the smallest grocery stores in The Netherlands but it has all you will need for a great meal. On Saturday morning, there is an open market just around the corner on the Adriaan Dortsmanplein. Great for fresh produce, cheeses and flowers. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a cosy, traditional 'eetcafe' in the heart of Naarden. It has good food at a good price. Reservations are a must.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Food
“Openingstijden: maandag: 8:00 - 20:00 dinsdag: 8:00 - 20:00 woensdag: 8:00 - 20:00 donderdag: 8:00 - 20:00 vrijdag: 8:00 - 20:00 zaterdag: 8:00 - 20:00 zondag: 12:00 - 18:00”
  • 3 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Big lake with fresh water. You can sail, waterski and swim. From our garden you walk straight into the lake. In summer time it is very refreshing.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Establishment
“Naarden is a historic city. Its walls are still in tact. You will find a few nice restaurants, boutiques and cafe's. A very nice place to walk around.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Golf Driving Range
“For a great round of golf on the official 18 holes champion course or just to hit some balls at the driving range/putting green or 9 holes pitch and putt. If you need a reservation, please let us know”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“nice food!! I personally know some people. Ask for "tom and teun" and tell them I send you!!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A step up from the typical bar dinner places, but informal and great food in Bussum. Nice outside terrace too, weather permitting.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Heerlijke plek om een pizza te eten. Even snel of uitgebreid. Het maakt niet uit. Ook afhaal mogelijk.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a cosy, traditional 'eetcafe' in the heart of Naarden. It has good food at a good price. Reservations are a must.”
  • 7 locals recommend
French Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“If you like sushi / asian fusion, this is the place to eat. Make a reservation, this place books up fast. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
  • 1 local recommends

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