Welcome to the Green Heart of Holland

Expansive meadows, peat bogs, lovely ponds, lakes and rivers, historic villages and cities, forts and farmsteads. That is the Green Heart of Holland! The Green Heart is the green oasis surrounded by the cities collectively known as the Randsteden in the central-western Netherlands. In addition to the green landscape, the Green Heart has much more to offer, from active excursions to relaxing and unique attractions. Stroll through the historic fortified town of Woerden, visit the country's wedding capital Montfoort or experience Oudewater, the picturesque and oldest town in the Green Heart. Meet up in IJsselstein and have a glimpse of what the Middle Ages were like. A wonderful region for a day trip, a weekend getaway or a full holiday.

Must sees - in the Green Heart

Villages and cities - in the Green Heart

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Utrecht Region

Vibrant cities and peaceful nature can be found right next to each other in the Utrecht Region. Combine the best of both worlds and discover what the region has to offer.


Everything in the Vecht region revolves around the most beautiful river of the Netherlands. Experience the region in a completely different way from the water!

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Amersfoort has a remarkable historical city centre with a medieval atmosphere, but you can also enjoy the modern city life.

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Utrechtse Heuvelrug

The Utrechtse Heuvelrug is an oasis of peace just outside the Randstad conurbation. It is well-known for its stunning natural landscape, wealth of country estates and vibrant towns and villages.

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Kromme Rijnstreek

Here, you will find the Utrecht region's outdoors, at cycling distance from the city. It features country estates, sprawling natural landscapes, fruit orchards, the Kromme Rijn river and cultural history.

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Het Groene Hart

The Green Heart. Sprawling fields, moors, beautiful lakes and rivers, historical villages and cities, forts and farms. That is the Green Heart of Holland!

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Utrecht's wharf cellars are brimming with cosy cafés, trendy shops and restaurants. Once you start exploring, you can find all sorts of wonderful places.

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Spakenburg is a lively village, and the Old Harbour is Spakenburg's soul. It makes you feel like you are walking through the living history of an old fishing village.

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Discover the young, dynamic city Nieuwegein with a surprisingly rich history, where old and new merge.

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