Holidays to Almelo

Looking for a nice city for a weekend getaway where you can spend time in nature too? This small city in the east of the Netherlands may be what you're looking for. 

Almelo is a small city in the midst of beautiful nature. Go on great cycling tours to neighbouring towns, enjoy the sidewalk cafés and discover this beautiful part of the Netherlands.

Almelo existed already in the 11th century, making it a very old town. Thanks to its location, it quickly grew into a trading centre where the textile industry in particular flourished. You can still see some of the old buildings from the town's wealthy past. Enjoy this cultural heritage during your visit!

Although Almelo is a small city, there’s a lot to do in and around it. Go shopping in the city centre and visit the free Wevershuisje, a museum that is dedicated to Almelo’s textile making past. The Stadsmuseum Almelo is also well worth a visit if you'd like to learn more about the city’s history in general.

If you’re travelling with the kids and looking for a good day trip, Avonturenpark Hellendoorn is a great place to take them. It's just 20 km from Almelo and is a blast for the whole family. Very close to the theme park you’ll find the National Park De Sallandse Heuvelrug, where you can enjoy nature at its best.

About a 20 minute drive to the east of Almelo you’ll find a village with a very rich cultural heritage, loads of small alleyways lined with old buildings and lots of art galleries: Ootmarsum. The town is an absolute must! Drive out there on a Sunday afternoon or hire a bicycle and make a day trip out of it.

Explore Almelo and its surroundings on foot or by bicycle. Longer distances are better travelled by car or bus. You could also hire a canoe, paddle out of the town and discover the surrounding nature from the water!

Almelo has a train station, making it easy to reach by public transport. Utrecht has a direct train service that gets you to Almelo in about 1h20. Almelo is also close to the A1 motorway should you be travelling by car.

Discover all the great things Almelo and its surrounding have to offer during a weekend away or a longer stay. Whether you're travelling with the kids or spending a romantic weekend away, Alemlo has something for everyone.

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