In the immediate surroundings of Resort Poort van Amsterdam, there is plenty to see and do. On this page, we’ve tried to give you a complete overview of everything you can see and do in the area. Still, don’t hesitate to stop by our reception desk. Our team will gladly tell you all about our beautiful province!
If you’re keen to spend most of your break visiting Amsterdam, , is, as the name suggests, the place to be. This holiday resort in Uitdam is just a 15-minute drive from the capital, where you can enjoy the cosy atmosphere of Leidseplein and Jordaan, treat the kids to an educational visit to the Nemo Science Museum or the Anne Frank Museum, admire the animals at the Artis zoo or discover the city from a different perspective during a canal tour. Once you head back to Poort van Amsterdam, enjoy the tranquillity of the resort and its countless , from the indoor pool to its restaurant serving local products.
The Waterland region also has plenty to offer. EuroParcs Resort Poort van Amsterdam is located in Uitdam, near the picturesque Marken and its houses on stilts, and ‘De Dijk’, the thriving historical heart of Volendam. The scenic town centres of the nearby Edam, Monnickendam and Purmerend are also definitely worth a visit. So if you’re looking to spend your holiday in the vicinity of a lively urban environment, head to the east coast of North Holland.
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ARTIS. Stroll among the shady trees, admire the diversity of plants and animals, travel to the stars, enjoy our heritage. Visit ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo and experience nature right in the city centre.
This city is located in West Friesland on the Markermeer via the Hoornse Hop. Here you will find the famous ''Westfries Museum'', the ''Waag'' and also worth mentioning, the ''Hoofdtoren'' in the harbor. Here you can also visit the famous cheese market on the Roode Steen during the summer.
Cheese farm De Jacobs Hoeve is located on the dike in Katwoude in the middle of the polder wedged between Monnickendam and Volendam. Come and discover this beautiful craft.
Inside the famous Amsterdam wax statues attraction you will meet the stars, royals and many more celebrities. Step into the heart of the amazing world of Madame Tussauds.
Marken is a former island in the Gouwzee, now a peninsula in the Markermeer because of the dike that was built in 1957 on the mainland. This has been a tourist attraction for decades, also due to the traditional costumes and the characteristic wooden houses on stilts and the so called yards on which the people live. These yards are artificially elevated.
Among other things, Marken offers the "Marken Museum", where you'll learn all about Marken's history, traditional dress, the textiles its people used and continue to use, as well as its fishing.
This city is a stones throw away from our resort. Here you can visit the St Nicolas church or the ''Speeltoren'', which is now part of the Waterland museum. Furthermore, the city has a small shopping center.
Go on an exciting journey through time with the steam streetcar from Hoorn to Medemblik. From there, you can take a boat to Enkhuizen, where you will be able to visit the South Sea Museum.
Science Center NEMO takes you into the world of those everyday things that still are very special. Every visitor, young or old, can experience scientific knowledge here. After a visit to NEMO, you will look at the world through new eyes. Photo: Digidaan
This nature reserve and recreational area just north of Amsterdam offers you the chance to get a breath of fresh air and to take a walk along picturesque villages, over the dikes and through the polder landscape.
Rent a bike with us at the resort and go on a nice trip, for instance to the peninsula of "Marken". Here, you can go on a wonderful bicycle tour over the long dike along the harbor, all the way to "Het Paard van Marken", the island's characteristic lighthouse.
There are various possibilities to park your car cheaply on the outskirts of Amsterdam. From there you can then easily travel to the city center by public transportation.
Purmerend is a city in the municipality of Waterland and is close to the Beemster and Landsmeer. This city has a lovely mall and an indoor shopping center. This city has two museums.
Rijksmuseum, is the largest and most important national museum of The Netherlands. It is situated between the Stadhouderskade en the Museumplein, in Amsterdam-Zuid. In its over 200 halls, it offers an overview of the Dutch art and history. Among others, the collection consists of works of the 17th century Dutch masters Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Hals. Photo: John Lewis Marshall
Visit the Dutch Maritime Museum in Amsterdam to learn how the sea has shaped the Dutch culture. Discover 500 years of maritime history with stimulating, interactive exhibitions! You can also view the showpiece of the museum. The ship of the Dutch East India Company, an exact copy of the famous original.
From April until the end of October you can access the outdoor playground in Monnickendam. A beautiful place where children can play and the parents can relax on the terrace. This playground is 10 minutes away from the resort (by car). There is also a challenging mini golf course for older children.
This tea garden is located in the countryside. You'll be able to enjoy a wonderful high tea here, among other things. After having enjoyed a drink or something to eat, you can get into a silent boat and take it along the narrow irrigation ditches and small lakes through the historic village of Broek in Waterland. Opened from March
Do you want to relax or having some bad weather? No worries, go see a movie with the family! You can reach Vue cinemas Purmerend within 20 minutes and there is free parking. We can also recommend Pathé Cinema Zaandam if you want to visit a larger cinema. This cinema is 35 minutes away from our resort. You can park in the covered garage for a fee.
If you want to travel by public transport! It's a 12 minutes walking distance from our resort to take the bus. This bus service leaves every half an hour and stops in Monnickendam, Broek in Waterland and finally at Amsterdam Central Station. The entire route takes about 30-40 minutes. Ask our staff about the departure times and rates.
Zaandam is a city located north of Amsterdam. Here you will also find the famous outdoor attraction ''Zaanse Schans''. Furthermore, the renewed mall also offers enough shopping fun and you can visit one of the three museums.
Above all Alkmaar is the cheese-town of Holland. During the season (from the first Friday in April up to and including the first Friday in September) a traditional cheese market is being held here on Friday morning from 10.00 o'clock till 12.30 o'clock . The cheeses are being sold by the merchants by means of clapping hands.
The city of Amsterdam has many faces. Everybody knows the 165 romantic canals including its 1281 bridges, the more than 600.000 bicycles, the roaring nightlife and the abundant flowers market. But apart from that the city is offering a lot of other sights, excellent shopping possibilities and different exhibitions in 50 museums. Amsterdam has got it all!
With its more than 2.500 shops, the Bazaar is Europe's largest indoor market. It's the perfect cheap day trip, even when the weather is bad. The Bazaar is open every weekend.
Burg-golf club Purmerend disposes of a 36-holes championship course and a 9-holes par-3 course. The holes have been spaciously put up and they provide beginners as well as more experienced players with a challenging round.
A splendid spa/wellness-hotel-restaurant is situated. The combination of the historical elements and the wonderful natural environment of the Beemster. Make your visit a true and unforgettable event!
The fortress at Spijkerboor is the largest fortress in the scaffolding of the city of Amsterdam. A world wide recognized culture monument. For this reason it has been placed on the UNESCO- list of world inheritances in 1996.
The Beemster golf-links have a 9 holes course, training-greens, a driving-range, locker-space, a clubhouse/restaurant, a hotel, a golf-shop and a golf-school at their disposal. Members and non-members are welcome here.
With 66 holes, divided into seven courses, the golf-inks of Spaarnwoude are the largest golf-links in Europe. And they are accessible for everybody, everyone can take advantage of the huge surface area to play golf.
1100 square meters of indoor thematized playing pleasure for the benefit of kids in the age of zero up to and including eleven years old. From the kitchen garden the parents can keep an eye on their kids while they're enjoying a bite and/or a drink.
Between Alkmaar and Bergen lies Speelderij De Batavier, where time seems to have stood still for a while. In the middle of the trees you slide down a real, old-fashioned high slide and all of you sit on the family swing. Fun, for young and old!
"Fairy tales wonderland" is the one and only place for your young offspring to let the stories , which you're used to read to them before they're going to sleep, become a reality. Meet the "Booted Cat" or "Snow-white and the mean witch" . Enjoy the train ride through the park, the animals who live there (among other things goats and rabbits) or the pancake-house.
Volendam, the beautiful fishing village at the Ijsselmeer, with its traditional costumes and dresses, as well as music and fish. Little houses in the labyrinth behind the harbor, souvenir shops, which are open seven days a week. Restaurants with a typical Volendam atmosphere, where an important part of the menu consists of fish. Coming right out of the water fresh into your tray.
The "Zaanse Schans" is a unique living- and working neighbourhood, full of turning (rotating) wind-mills, ancient (traditional) crafts, special museums and beautiful houses , which are made of green wood. Experience, taste and smell the atmosphere (ambiance) from the eighteenth and nineteenth century.
Take the challenge and improvise to find your way, together with your team, through the escape rooms. Will you make it in 60 minutes? Choose the Bank Heist or Romanov's Bunker.
While enjoying a short boat trip, you'll not only be able to see how the Dutchmen were living in this area a century ago, but you can even smell, taste and feel it. The typical ancient -Dutch way of feeling is being brought back to life in this open-air museum.
Visit the coast, feel the breeze on the beach, go cycling or take a walk in the dunes. You can also wine and dine in different seaside resorts or go shopping in Egmond aan Zee. Of course there are several cozy villages to be found in the surrounding area such as Bergen aan Zee, Castricum or Bloemendaal aan Zee.
To be visited between 21 December 2019 and 5 January 2020. This Christmas outing promises the ultimate winter experience for friends or family during the Christmas holidays!