Top 10 Things to do in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

July 19, 2017 Layne Dawes

Nieuwegein [ˌniʋəˈɣɛi̯n] ( listen) is a municipality and city in the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is bordered on the north by the city of Utrecht, the provincial capital. It is separated from Vianen to the south by the river Lek and borders on IJsselstein in the southwest and Houten in the east.
Restaurants in Nieuwegein

1. Canals area

Utrecht, The Netherlands +31 85 401 9555
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Canals area

Reviewed By Rallie S - Stirling, United Kingdom

There are lots of cafes, bars and shops of all types (incl. antiques) along the canals, as well as more quiet areas, so there is something for everyone. Mostly it's less crowded than Amsterdam although in the centre it could get quite busy (beware of the cyclists). The old houses along the canals are beautiful. It's definitely a lovely walk.

Onderdoor 4 | voor navigatie: De Molen 100, 3995 DX Houten, The Netherlands +31 30 870 0087
Excellent
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4.5 based on 150 reviews

CineLounge

Reviewed By Cs57753679 - Barcelona, Spain

Snack service to your chair and comfortable sofa style seats make this a first class cinema. The screens aren't the largest but the other amenities easily make up for that.

3. Gemeente Nieuwegein

Stadsplein 1 | 3431 LZ, 3431 LZ Nieuwegein, The Netherlands +31 14 030
Excellent
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4 based on 18 reviews

Gemeente Nieuwegein

Reviewed By WorldTravelOne - Breukelen Ut

I think it is great what they did in Nieuwegein: when they built the new city hall (a futuristic looking building), they put a library building on top of it. The library is open six days a week, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 8PM and on Saturday from 9AM to 5PM. Now that is community service!

4. Korenmolen De Windotter

Walkade 73, 3401 DR IJsselstein, The Netherlands +31 30 688 8881
Excellent
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Korenmolen De Windotter

Reviewed By Solodam J - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The mill is still working and you can visit it only on friday and saturday. As we were here not on those days, we could only see the mill from outside. There is also a small shop selling the flour.

5. Spakenburg Saturday Market

Spuistraat, Spakenburg, The Netherlands
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Spakenburg Saturday Market

Reviewed By presdient - Sydney

We were staying in Amersfoort and caught the public bus to Bunschoten-Spakenburg. Spakenburg is an old fishing village which is now a bit inland, due to land reclamation. Just looking from the bus at the houses, churches, canals, and parks, was interesting. The Saturday Market in Spakenburg sells all the usual stuff of a Dutch open market. There are a lot of tourists in Spakenburg, and they are almost all Dutch. There are very few foreigners- which makes it more attractive to visit. We took the small tourist tram for a ride around Spakenburg- the commentary is only in Dutch, and the driver couldn't speak English- but it was fun. Afterwards, we did what the Dutch do- we had a herring (haring) with chopped onion (I think it was raw- delicious like sashimi) and then had an icecream.
I recommend visiting Spakenburg on a Saturday , or any other day.

6. Rietveld Schroder House

Prins Hendriklaan 50, 3583 EP Utrecht, The Netherlands +31 30 236 2310
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4.5 based on 303 reviews

Rietveld Schroder House

Reviewed By bonsi7 - Bardolino

One-of-a-kind Rietveld house. All of the downstairs rooms have an external door. The panels that closed at the end of the day are fantastic, cutting off part of the external light. A 30 minutes' walk from the center of town should not put you off. Entrance is a bit expensive, but includes the entrance fee to the Central Museum (on the same day). The tour includes an audio guide backed up by a well informed live guide.

Van Musschenbroekbaan 2, 3439 MX Nieuwegein, The Netherlands +31 30 782 0008
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4 based on 20 reviews

Jumpsquare

The ultimate combination of sports and fun. With 2000 square meters this is the biggest trampoline park in Europe.

Reviewed By PatSorKi - Utrecht

Good playground for the children.
They can do a lot off activities. Your child has to be a bit athletic because it’s lot of climbing and jumping on things.
The timer function works good and the staff is strict.
It is not cheap. The birthday party’s are also a really nice thing to do.

8. Museum IJsselstein

Walkade 2-4, 3401 DS IJsselstein, The Netherlands +31 30 688 6800
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4 based on 20 reviews

Museum IJsselstein

Reviewed By Ina v - IJsselstein, The Netherlands

Surprisingly interesting museum with good displays depicting life in IJsselstein in the olden times. There is also a pleasant area for a cup of tea. Very friendly, helpful staff.

9. Dom Tower

Domplein 21, 3512 JE Utrecht, The Netherlands +31 30 236 0010
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Dom Tower

Reviewed By Antonija R

There is no better way to see Utrecht other than the Don Tower. I don’t get visitors from my home country frequently but as soon as someone comes I take him/her there. The Dom Tower has a history spread through several centuries but moreover it has a culture represented through 14 bells and old organ. It allows a great view over Utrecht and when the weather allows it Amsterdam can be seen.

10. Zwembad Merwestein

Merweplein 1, 3432 GN Nieuwegein, The Netherlands +31 30 600 4260
Excellent
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3.5 based on 15 reviews

Zwembad Merwestein

Reviewed By Tolvonk - Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

It's good to be there only the gate is not very friendly for a baby carriage . Inside its oke, the swimming pool is clean and the frites are oke Insite .

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