If you are looking to have a vacation in a destination that is quiet, steeped in interesting history and unique culture, and is removed from main tourist areas while still maintaining a location central enough to access bigger centers is desired than Akersloot is the perfect place to unwind.
This small town of only 4300 people is situated in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands. With rolling green fields, quaint streets and a picturesque harbor, Akersloot has it all. Whether you love to learn about history in museums, indulge in cultural experiences, eat at fantastic restaurants featuring a variety of cuisines, relax in nature, admire beautiful architecture or embark on exciting day trips, you will find plenty of activities to suit your budget and travel style.
While Akersloot was quite isolated from the rest of the world not very long ago, today the town is seeing improvements to infrastructure and public transit and its new-found place on the map is attracting visitors from all over the globe. One of the best things about the location of Akersloot is how close it is to the capital city of Amsterdam which is only fourteen miles away. That being said, there are plenty of things to see and do in and around the town itself and below are some of the things to do in Akersloot, Netherlands.
Try your luck at a variety of slot machines and card game tables at Jack’s Casino. A trip to this exciting, colorful and flashy entertainment venue makes for the perfect night out on the town even is gambling isn’t your thing.
If you are looking for the perfect place to spend a few hours on a warm afternoon in Akersloot, Alkmaardermeer Lake is the perfect place. If you like watching birds, make sure to bring some binoculars with you because plenty of different bird species make their home in this area in the spring and summer months. Walk the easy walking trail down to the lake.
Rent a motorboat or sailboat or ask one of the friendly locals to take you out on theirs and visit the little island. Explore the little harbours around the lake that are home to restaurants and shops. Swim in the warm calm, warm waters near shore. If you simply prefer to relax, you can just find a nice place to sit and enjoy the natural surroundings and pretty scenery.
Families and groups of friends can hone their skills, team-build and a have a blast all at the same time at Escaperoom Alkmaar. These technologically-advanced escape rooms are individually-designed for a variety of unique experiences. Get lost in a forest, battle it out in the Assessment room or go on the hunt in Cabin 666. There are eight different rooms to choose from.
Bring the whole family or a fun-loving group of friend and enjoy an exciting afternoon of Laser Tag
When looking for things to do in Akersloot, Netherlands, it is wise to consider the many attractions that are situated in other nearby towns and cities such as the ones listed below.
Situated in Wormerveer, Paintball Jungle has multiple paintball courses with varying skill levels so you and your group can enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of exciting and challenging fun.
Situated in Volendam, the Cheese Factory is a combination of museum, factory and tasting room. Browse the museum and through the variety of exhibits, learn more about how and when cheese was discovered and about various traditional ways of making cheese. See various old pictures and artifacts related to cheese. In the factory, take a guided tour with a professional guide and witness the cheese-making process from start to finish. Before you leave, watch the short movie and make sure to taste some of the cheese available for sampling.
Situated in Lisse, the seventy-nine acres of beautiful gardens features millions of flowers including tulips, orchids, roses and lilies. See eight different gardens, a sculpture area and a flower show.
Jewish Cultural Quarter in Amsterdam
Visit this old Jewish quarter and explore The Jewish Historical Museum, Jewish Children Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, the February Protest Monument and Hollandse Schouwburg.
The Clog Experience in Marken
Learn more about the beloved clogs that have been a part of the local culture for more than one hundred years. In this factory, you will learn more about how wooden clogs are made, the history of clogs and their significance in history.
Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague
This museum is home to a large collection of artwork from the past. Vermeer, Rubens and Rembrandt are some of the artists featured.
Amsterdam Canals in Amsterdam
Take a relaxing stroll among these stunning canals or rent a boat and take a cruise through them and see beautiful old buildings.
The Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam
Visit the stately home of famed painter, Rembrandt. It is now a museum featuring visual art displays and various exhibits highlighting the life and times of the renowned 17th-century artist.
Amsterdam Museum in Amsterdam
Learn about the interesting history of Amsterdam through various exhibits highlighting the city’s history from the start to the present. See artefacts and works of art from the past and present.Places nearby:
Zaanse Schans: Netherland's Beautiful Windmill Neighborhood 11 km / 7 mi
The Anne Frank House: A Moving Experience 23 km / 14 mi
Feel the Fear at the Anne Frank Museum 23 km / 14 mi
The Royal Palace: Amsterdam's Golden Age 23 km / 14 mi
The Old Church: Amsterdam's Oldest 24 km / 14 mi