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Day trips

Hi all. Recommendations for easy day trips from Utrecht (will be traveling with an infant and 4 yr old toddler). Will be there for a total of 4 nights, thinking of spending 1.5 days in Utretcht with a couple more to spare. Suggestions? We're not interested in museums but open to scenic routes, exploring, eating yummy food etc. Thanks!

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1. Re: Day trips

Amsterdam

Amersfort

Gouda

's Hertogenbosch

Zwolle

Arnhem

"Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

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Thanks. If you had to pick one of them, which would it be?

Do you also recommend doing madurodam?

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<Thanks. If you had to pick one of them, which would it be?>

Zwolle

<Do you also recommend doing madurodam?>

Yes.

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness"--Mark Twain

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With a 1,5 and 4 year old, I would not recommend Madurodam. I don’t think there is much there that will interest a 1,5 year old. Instead I would recommend themapark the Efteling; https://www.efteling.com/en

Both your kids will love the Fairytale Forest and you can take the iconic photo that every Dutch kid has in their photo album of them listening to the music that comes out of the big red mushrooms https://goo.gl/images/4qp6kn

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"scenic routes" does that mean you'll have a car or will you be travelling by public transport? The 4 year old will probably love madurodam. Combine it with visiting Scheveningen.

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When are you staying in Utrecht? Will you use public transport or a car?

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Public transit. We are staying very close to the train station.

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I just visited a fairy-tale castle just outside of Utrecht called Kasteel da Haar. It's about 45 minutes outside of town on the #9 bus and easily could occupy a morning. Price of entry per adult is €16.

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9. Re: Day trips

You can easily stay in Utrecht. Visit the street organ museum www.museumspeelklok.nl It's great for kids! Of corse there is also the trainmuseum in Utrecht, also perfect for kids www.spoorwegmuseum.nl Nice for yourself as well. Also in Utrecht is the Nijntje Museum www.nijntjemuseum.nl In the direct area you can visit castles like Castle de Haar www.kasteeldehaar.nl or in Bunnik the Fortress www.waterliniemuseum.nl and also nearby, in Soesterberg the military museum www.nmm.nl Have a great time!

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