Mijdrecht is a village in the Dutch province Utrecht. Its position is great if you’d like to visit cities such as Amsterdam and Utrecht. Being a part of the municipality ‘De Ronde Venen’, Mijdrecht is surrounded by a variety of natural areas and recreational areas. There are many walking and cycling routes available to help you enjoy Mijdrecht and surroundings as much as possible. To learn all about Mijdrecht, its history and the sights to see, keep on reading!
History of Mijdrecht
Back in the days, around 1090, there were a few farmers that decided to live around the dyke surrounded by water. This is the dyke now known as Bozenhoven. Over time, some of the water areas dried up which resulted in more space for people to create a home. Within no time, Mijdrecht turned into a village that even had a castle in the Middle Ages. This stayed that way for many years until eventually around the 1800s Mijdrecht became a town with churches, a mill and a small dock. It gained more fame thanks to the canals that allowed people to travel through Mijdrecht. Around 1950, the suburbs Mijdrecht has these days started to grow into a nice place to live.
Visit the big cities
When staying in Mijdrecht you’re located fairly close to Amsterdam and Utrecht. These cities are perfect for shopping, museums and an active nightlife. You can travel by car or use one of the many public transportation options in the Netherlands. Amsterdam, for example, has the Rijksmuseum with works from Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer and Frans Hals. You can also learn all about Vincent Van Gogh in the Van Gogh Museum. As you might have concluded already: a trip to Amsterdam is highly recommended for art lovers.
There are many ways to enjoy nature. You can do one of the many walking or cycling routes in and around Mijdrecht or explore it on the go. If you prefer travelling to a specific destination instead of routes then one of the recreational areas might be it for you. You can practice all kinds of water sports at the Vinkeveense Plassen. Choose anything from swimming and fishing to water skiing and rowing.
Hotels near Mijdrecht
There are quite a few amenities that can take your trip to Mijdrecht to the next level. It fully depends on your personal preferences. At Expedia, you can choose your preferred amenities to help you find the perfect hotel for you. Bicycle rentals on site, for example, is an amenity that comes in handy if you’d like to cycle through De Ronde Venen. Other activities might be available on site as well. You can think of tennis courts at the hotel or a bowling alley. Anything to make your trip to Mijdrecht an unforgettable one!