According to the latest weather forecasts, we are assured of a sunny few days. While Pentecost is traditionally a time for family gatherings and religious celebrations, the long weekend also offers the perfect opportunity to get around and explore the beautiful outdoor environments. Whether you're looking for an active, adventurous escape or a quiet, restful retreat, there are plenty of mobility options to consider.
In good weather, cycling is always an excellent option. The Netherlands is a bicycle-friendly country with thousands of kilometers of cycle paths that take you through urban areas and rural landscapes. Use this Whitsun weekend to try a new route, tackle a longer distance or simply enjoy a leisurely ride at your own pace. If you don't have your own bike, there are plenty of bike rental services available.
If you prefer to explore on foot, the national parks and nature reserves in the Netherlands offer you a plethora of hiking options. Take your picnic basket and head out to discover the local flora and fauna, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the sun on your skin. Hiking is not only a great way to get in touch with nature, but it can also help reduce stress and improve mental health.
If you want to travel further, you can use the extensive public transport network of the Netherlands. Buses, trams and trains can take you to many interesting destinations. A day trip to a nearby town or village can be an excellent way to discover new cultures and cuisines. Remember to follow current health and safety guidelines when using public transportation.
If you prefer a road trip, consider renting a car or using your own car to explore the more remote areas of the country. Just make sure your car is well maintained and that you have enough fuel and supplies for the trip.
Electric Scooters and Steps
Another fun and sustainable way to explore the city is by electric scooters and steps. These vehicles are convenient, environmentally friendly and provide an exciting way to see the city. Just make sure you are aware of local regulations regarding the use of these vehicles.