What to do and see in Nieuw Amsterdam, The Netherlands: The Best Places and Tips

April 1, 2018 Harland Bartelt

MS Nieuw Amsterdam is a Signature-class cruise ship for Holland America Line. Nieuw Amsterdam is the 81st ship to enter Holland America's service and the second largest Holland America ship to date.
Restaurants in Nieuw Amsterdam

1. Van Gogh House Drenthe

Van Goghstraat 1, 7844 NP Nieuw Amsterdam, The Netherlands +31 591 555 600
Excellent
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4 based on 28 reviews

Van Gogh House Drenthe

Reviewed By Ana Andreea C

It is the best small attraction that I have visited until now.They explained us in english and put us a movie and offered us free coffee and tea when we left! Thumbs up!

2. Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen

Raadhuisplein 99, 7811 AP Emmen, The Netherlands +31 591 850 855
Excellent
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4 based on 1 reviews

Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen

Reviewed By GerardDeVries

This not you regular zoo. If you want to see loads of animals in a short time: don't go here. It is however a themepark with animals. A fair amount of animals you can see in a natural habitat (as far as that is possible when living in captivity). The shows are a bit simple, but the kids (below 16) will love it. One day visit is more than enough and you will have seen everything there is to see. Expect some queues at the large attractions, just like in a 'real' themepark.

3. National Smalspoor Museum

Griendtsveenstraat 140, 7887 TK Erica, The Netherlands +31 592 362 398
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4 based on 16 reviews

National Smalspoor Museum

Reviewed By G968ZHjohng - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The Industreel Smalspoor Museum (Industrial Narrow Gauge Railway Museum) is situated at a former turf cutting site and processing factory. Sounds interesting? You bet!!
The main event is a train ride around the site, with stops along the way where the driver explains a little history of the area and the role of the railway. Our driver spoke Dutch, English and German so no problem to understand his commentary. The round trip took nearly an hour and a half, very good value for 6 Euro. There's a huge collection of small locomotives of various narrow gauges, including one which children can drive round a circuit (under adult supervision) and receive a certificate to show that they've done so. The friendly driver will also allow enthusiastic adults to have a go :-).
Although not mentioned on their website, there is a spacious cafe which includes a large outdoor Seating area, where drinks and snacks are available. With good quality free wifi thrown in.
We were struck by the enthusiasm and friendliness of all the volunteer staff we met, they really seemed to enjoy what they were doing and that rubbed off on the visitors.
Overall this is a highly recommended attraction, do drop by if you're in the neighbourhood.

4. Plopsa Indoor Coevorden

Reindersdijk 57, Coevorden, The Netherlands +31 524 523 380
Excellent
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3.5 based on 112 reviews

Plopsa Indoor Coevorden

Reviewed By Peteruga - Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands

We had a great family time, it was extremely sunny, so we went outside. (Not only indoor). They have a K3 kids car driving area with signs and lights. Good playground and other things. Inside is cool too. Prices for food and drinks pretty steep. Not for kids over 7, to our opinion.

Berkenrode 4, 7884 TR Barger-Compascuum, The Netherlands +31 591 324 444
Excellent
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4 based on 100 reviews

Veenpark

Reviewed By Janine B - Northampton, England, United Kingdom

This is a great little place with loads to see and explore. We particularly liked the houses packed with items of Dutch life over the years. The baker's shop is definitely worth a visit to taste the freshly backed apple turnovers or raspberry tarts. There is industrial heritage, a windmill, harmonium museum (huge), stationery steam engines, a railway to ride on, boats to boat in and pancakes to sample.

6. Beelden In Gees

Schaapveensweg 16, 7863 TE Gees, The Netherlands
Excellent
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Beelden In Gees

Reviewed By HenkT_11 - Port Stephens, Australia

Today was our second visit to the Sculpture Garden in Gees. Absolutely stunning. The collection of sculptures and works of art changes every year and only includes the top of Dutch and European artists. The layout of the garden is beautiful and very well maintained and the positioning of the sculptures is really thought through. The variations in the landscaping from wide open views to closed in Gardens surprises the visitor at every corner. A delight for photographers (no restrictions in place). Just too good to describe - go and look for yourself.

7. Haus Ringerbruggen

Dorfstrasse 21, 49824 Emlichheim, Lower Saxony, Germany
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5 based on 1 reviews

Haus Ringerbruggen

Reviewed By Stefan A - Georgsdorf, Germany

Das 150 Jahre alte Haus Ringerbrüggen (hinter dem Rathaus in Emlichheim) ist durch seine Renovierung zu einem Schmuckstück geworden.
Im Dachgeschoss wurde eine Dauerausstellung zur Geschichte der Samtgemeinde Emlichheim eingerichtet. Anhand von Fotos, Urkunden, Karten und verschiedenen Exponaten wie Bodenfunden, Trachten und Gebrauchsgegenständen soll Ihnen und der einheimischen Bevölkerung auf praktische Art und Weise Heimatpflege vermittelt werden.

8. Hunebed D45

Boermarkerweg, Emmen, The Netherlands
Excellent
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Hunebed D45

Reviewed By Wolters - Emmen

Lovely place to sit down in the summer and have a picknick with your kids or walk your dog ( if you have one )

9. Stedelijk Museum Coevorden

Haven 4, 7741 JV, Coevorden, The Netherlands +31 88 012 8315
Excellent
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4 based on 16 reviews

Stedelijk Museum Coevorden

Reviewed By WorldTravelOne - Breukelen Ut

We felt very welcome in this museum. The movie on the violent history of Coevorden is super. It uses a relief replica of the city as projecting screen. The language of the twelve minute movie can be set to Dutch or German, no English unfortunately. Perhaps that can be a new project for the museum.

Vaart NZ 176, 7833 HJ Nieuw Amsterdam, The Netherlands +31 591 551 630
Gallery van Strien

De liefhebber van hedendaagse figuratieve kunst kan bij Galerie Van Strien zijn hart ophalen. De galerie is gevestigd in een statige, fraai verbouwde boerderij aan de Hoogeveense vaart vlak bij Emmen. Naar wisselende tentoonstellingen is er een ruime collectie schilderijen, grafiek, keramiek en glas te zien. Bij de keuze van de te exposeren werken laten de galeriehouders, Berber en Peter van Strien, zich leiden door gevoel voor kwaliteit. De verschillende, in elkaar overlopende vertrekken over drie etages nodigen de bezoeker uit tot een spannende rondgang. Galerie Van Strien biedt kunst en bezoeker de ruimte.

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