Have a drink in a comfortable riverboat lounge overlooking the country estates and wander through Gooi Nature Reserve. Cycle past fortresses, enjoy a sunset dinner beside the Loosdrecht lakes and lunch at one of Hilversum’s culinary hotspots. There are plenty of great things to see and do on a lovely day trip or weekend getaway. Life is good and beautiful in the Dutch Gooi & Vecht region. Come and experience it for yourself!
Unique fortresses and history
Outdoor living and impressive natural beauty
Fun on and along the water
Exceptional culture and architecture
A world of sound and vision
Discover Gooi en Vechtstreek
Gooi & Vecht, where beautiful nature and unique culture come together. Click on the place you want to discover.
If you can imagine a historic Zuiderzee town steeped in the past, then imagine yourself in the old village of Huizen and the Nautical Quarter.Meer over Huizen
With 200 listed buildings and old facades and cosy squares appearing around every corner, it is for good reason that Weesp is nicknamed ‘Little Amsterdam’.Meer over Weesp
Explore the Fortress Stretch, and visit fortified towns Muiden en Naarden, Muiderslot Castle and Fortress Island PampusMeer over Gooise Meren
Wander through the magical heathlands of Gooi Nature Reserve and admire the diverse, beautiful environment of Blaricum.Meer over Blaricum
Visit the exclusive shops in the artists’ village of Laren and be inspired at the Singer Laren Museum.Meer over Laren
Experience Hilversum, the Netherlands’ media city. Marvel at the architectural splendour of the Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision and the Dudok town hall.Meer over Hilversum
Hire a boat and explore the vast Loosdrecht lakes or the imposing 's-Graveland country estates maintained by the Dutch Society for Nature Conservation.Meer over Wijdemeren
Glide along the river Vecht in a sloop and admire the country estates of Stichtse Vecht in style.Meer over Stichtse Vecht