Romantic Places in Netherlands
Winding canals, windmills and a countryside that still looks like it did when painted by the great 17th century Dutch artists.
Beaches, a pretty green countryside, and French influences.
Beaches and cozy romantic hotels; where the Dutch first learned how to conquer the sea.
Manoir Inter Scaldes
Zandweg 2, 4416 NA Kruiningen, Netherlands
T: +31 11 338-1753. 12 rooms. US$ 200-
Picturesque house with thatched roof and garden nestled among the lakes and polders of the islands of Zeeland.
Gentle rollings hills, castles and picturesque villages are found in the this province bordering Belgium. Maastricht, a beautiful medieval city, is its capital.
Chateau St. Gerlach
Joseph Corneli Allee l, 6301 KK
Bad Valkenburg a/d Geul, Netherlands
T: +31 43 608-8888. 58 rooms. US$ 250-
Centuries old estate that once housed a convent, Baroque church and farm buildings, recently converted into a deluxe hotel with Kneipp spa.
Wittemer Allee 3, 6286 AA
T: +31 43 450-1208. 12 rooms. US$ 195-
Romantic 10th century castle ringed by moat and lawns that has been home over the centuries to a knight, a baron and a prince.
Hôtel Les Charmes
Lenculenstraat 18 – 6211 KR
T: +31 43 321 74 00. 15 rooms. US$ 116-
Located in the historic Jeker district, two adjoining 1725 townhouses were recently restored and transformed into a charming inn.
T: +31 43 329 2020. 60 rooms. US$ 500-
15 century monastery and cloisters with stylishly transformed interiors featuring works of modern design masters.
Tulips, cows, windmills and harbor villages abound in Holland, the name of the low-lying province found on a peninsula between the North Sea in the west and the IJsselmeer (Zuyder Zee) in the east. The province also includes the cities of Haarlem, its capital, and Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands.
Canals, bicycles, a masterpiece-filled museum, and 17th and 18th century architecture hailing from the Netherlands’ Golden Age.
Hotel Seven Bridges
T: +31 20 623-1329. 8 room b&b. US$ 160-
Romantic small hotel tastefully furnished with antiques; breakfast is brought to your bedroom. Ask for a room with views of the peaceful canal or garden.
Seven One Seven
T: 31-20 427-0717. 7 rooms, US$ 440-
1810 building with canal views. Stylish boutique hotel decorated by the owners.