Top 10 Things to do in Drunen, The Netherlands

February 17, 2018 Harland Bartelt

Drunen is a town with a population of 18,216 (1 January 2017) in the municipality of Heusden in the southern Netherlands. Drunen is part of a region called the Langstraat ('long road') which is historically known for its leather and shoe industry. Since 1813, Drunen was a separate municipality, consisting of the towns Drunen, Elshout, and Giersbergen.
Restaurants in Drunen

1. National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen

Giersbergen 8, 5151 RG Drunen, The Netherlands
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4.5 based on 213 reviews

National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen

This is a national park, close to amusementparc de Efteling and the cities Tilburg and 's Hertogenbosch/Den Bosch. This park is like a desert, surrounded by a small forest. There are 6 main entries, and at each entry there's a restaurant and lots of parkingspace available. The "duinen" (in English it's called dunes) is a great area to walk or cycle around (there is a special cycle path) and there are tracks for mountainbiking and horsebackriding. Children can build sandcastles or treehouses, and dogs love the area, because at certain places they can run around loose. It's sort of a beach without the sea! Also great for picknicking, sunbathing, children's parties, groupgames, etc. A real popular NP in our province!

Reviewed By lud s - Oss, The Netherlands

you will experiencing being in a desert when walking acros the sand dunes and plains of this area. Surrounded by treelines and moors the main attraction are the sand plains where the wind moves the sand around. During summer is can be blazing hot when the sun is being reflected and you feel like boiling. There are a number of restaurants nearby and this is a vast area. I grew up here and love the vastness

Europalaan 1, 5171 KW Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands +31 416 537 777
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Efteling

Discover Holland's hidden gem. Efteling is a unique theme park with a fairytale atmosphere, natural surroundings and a wide range of thrilling and enchanting attractions, making it the ideal family short-break destination!

Reviewed By Malachi D

We visited with a friend from Hilversum during European Winter. They raved about how good Efteling was and we were not disappointed. We stayed all day and went on every ride available (even the kids ones hehe). They had decorated everything in a Winter theme and had a variety of attractions for all ages. My particular favourites was the Old Western rollercoaster and the speed racer rollercoaster - a must see is also the Scary House - be prepared to have your brain & senses spin out. Love it!! Highly recommend it!!! Guarantee - you won't be disappointed.

3. Jump XL Trampoline Park Waalwijk

Bachlaan 10 | Je vindt ons om de hoek bij Piet Klerkx, 5144 HJ, Waalwijk, The Netherlands +31 416 341 943
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4 based on 57 reviews

Jump XL Trampoline Park Waalwijk

Indoor trampoline park Jump XL Waalwijk, jump and exercise in the Jump XL maxi trampoline arena’s. Choose the best trampolines and the most amazing experience. If you like extreme sports or want to do some sporty jumping or are looking for an active children’s activity you will experience the best time at Jump XL Waalwijk. We don’t say this for nothing: Feel Like Flying!

Reviewed By Weernink

During our recent visit, the boys as well as ourselves had a great time. They enjoyed fhe trampolines and we relaxed while having a coffee

4. Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught

Lunettenlaan 600, 5263 NT Vught, The Netherlands +31 73 656 6764
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4.5 based on 153 reviews

Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught

Camp Vught National Memorial (Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught ) is located on part of the former SS camp Konzentrationslager Herzogenbusch, also known as Camp Vught (January 1943 – September 1944). The combined memorial centre and museum features various Exhibitions, a memorial room and wall of reflection. The museum is spread out over several buildings and outdoor areas. A model of the camp shows the extensive size of the camp and the many buildings it included. The watchtowers, which were built a hundred meters apart, have been reconstructed. The barrack, rebuilt at half the original size, shows how the prisoners lived. The Children’s Memorial lists the names and ages of the 1,269 Jewish children who were deported in June 1943. There is also an authentic crematorium. The texts accompanying the permanent exhibition are in Dutch. However, texts for temporary Exhibitions are often translated, e.g. 'Food in war time'. Audiotour available Dutch/English/German/French (€2,50); free parking.

Reviewed By RobandChristina - St. Marys, Ontario

This attraction was extremely well presented, and represented in detail. We opted for the handheld vocal tour- well with the extra money. We spent two hours here. Emotions would depend on your attachment to the War. Modern day parallels well tied in at the end of the tour.

Sint Jorisstraat 16, 5253 BL Nieuwkuijk, The Netherlands +31 73 511 9092
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Emmamolen

What could be more Dutch than a working (flour) mill where you can enjoy bread made from grain produced in the mill? The Emmamolen (Emma Mill) in Nieuwkuijk is arguably the friendliest and prettiest windmill in the Netherlands. You can buy organic flour and baking products in its own shop while the flour is transformed into delicious bread products in the bakery – where you can also take part in workshops. The Emmamolen also has a function room and an attractive Terrace. When the weather is hot the mill attracts many cyclists, walkers, motorbike and Solex bike riders.

Reviewed By Martin_P6219 - Winterthur, Switzerland

Alte Windmühle, die noch in Betrieb ist. Sieht man selten und die gemahlenen Produkte werden dort verkauft. Ganz in der Nähe befindet sich noch ein Oval und ein Kurs durch die Landschaft für Inline-scating.

6. Duinoord All-Inclusive in-En Outdoor Recreatie

Duinoordseweg 8, 5268 LM Helvoirt, The Netherlands +31 411 641 218
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4 based on 36 reviews

Duinoord All-Inclusive in-En Outdoor Recreatie

Reviewed By Kallhed F - Gothenburg, Sweden

We spend the best part of an afternoon here. For our twelve year old boys the most fun was the 8 (?!) lanes climbing in the Hugh rope courses. Most children were younger, but teenagers with ants in their pants can have very fun here. Since the website and all signs were in Dutch, it was a great surprise to us that all food, drink, sweets, icecream were included in the entry price. Just help yourself as much as you want.

7. De Wonderlijke Klim

Parade, Den Bosch, The Netherlands +31 73 681 4933
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5 based on 111 reviews

De Wonderlijke Klim

Reviewed By vballfamily - Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

To celebrate the Jheronimus Bosch year, St John's Cathedral (Sint Janskathedraal) in Den Bosch has erected scaffolding to allow visitors an up-close look at the gargoyles and the flying buttresses of the Cathedral. The 96 medieval gargoyles were added as "weight" to the flying buttresses to solve some structural issues in the Gothic Cathedral. I've never been able to see the detail on a Cathedral this up-close. It's a unique experience and is only available thru October 2016.
€7 per adult allows you to climb the scaffolding and hear a brief description (spoken only in Dutch). They do provide pamphlets with descriptions of all the gargoyles. Elevator access is available for elderly and those incapable of the climb. To see both sides of the Cathedral you still need to be able to climb steps, but can see a good deal from the top of the platform if you cannot climb. They do limit the number of people in each group to go up. You must get tickets for an allocated time slot. I suggest buying tickets in advance, or going early to the church for the few tickets they hold back in reserve for purchase on the day.

8. Galerie Lilja Zakirova

Engstraat 6, 5256 BD Heusden, The Netherlands +31 416 661 830
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5 based on 5 reviews

Galerie Lilja Zakirova

Reviewed By 364Jaap_v - Brisbane, Australia

A gem, even in a delightful town which Heusden is. Like Russian contemporary art, or you like to experience it? Then this is the place to go.

9. Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen

Van Tienhovenlaan 4, 5062 SK Oisterwijk, The Netherlands +31 13 591 5000
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4.5 based on 120 reviews

Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen

Reviewed By Susie v - Uithoorn, The Netherlands

We recently visited this area and were lucky enough to have a beautiful sunny day for our walk. It was glorious, made especially nice by a picturesque little restaurant in the woods, with lots of out door Seating and very reasonable prices. We didn't try the food, but the hot chocolate with rum and cream was delicious. Something the Dutch do very well.

10. Textile Museum

Goirkestraat 96, 5046 GN Tilburg, The Netherlands +31 13 536 7475
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4.5 based on 192 reviews

Textile Museum

Reviewed By WorldTravelOne - Breukelen Ut

I must admit having been a bit apprehensive going into this place and I was pleasantly surprised. There I found myself amazed of the similarity between street organs with cardboard 'software' and looms that had there 'computer code' also in cardboard form. Amazing. Then there was the central engine with a clever system of transporting that rotating energy to other parts of the factory by way of belts on the same rotating beam. And then there are several Exhibitions of textile/fabric art.

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