The Vecht, one of the most idyllic rivers in the Netherlands

The Vechtstreek, or Vecht region, owes its name to the Vecht River, one of the most idyllic rivers in the Netherlands, famous for the many 17th and 18th century country estates along the banks. The area offers an abundance of culture, history, scenic beauty and recreation, combined with a wide range of shops, inviting eateries and one-of-a-kind places to spend the night. In other words, it is perfect for a memorable bike ride or cruise, a day of shopping, a visit to a castle, museum or windmill, a walk around one of the picturesque villages or a day on the shores of the lakes. There is something for everyone, in every season!

Must sees - in the Vecht region

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.


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

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Discover the beautiful nature in and around Leusden and its rich history. The perfect place for a walk or bike ride across the estates or past old trenches and bunkers.

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