The Netherlanders are known for having a true connection with nature, making their favorite cities and coasts perfect for a getaway among beautiful landscapes. Many spa hotels have embraced this: whether in the magical capital, directly on the coast, or out on a North Sea island, a holiday in the Netherlands will surround you with natural beauty and luxurious amenities.
Where to stay at a spa hotel in the Netherlands?
Amsterdam: Dreamy city break
The Hague & Rotterdam: Beautiful views & iconic architecture
West Frisian Islands: Undisturbed bliss on Terschelling
With long-windowed views over pretty terrain and the open North Sea, the West Frisian Islands are a unique and amazing way to vacation. At a spa hotel right by the beach on Terschelling, the only good reason to leave the comfort of marvelous interiors or the in-house spa center is for a walk on the romantic beaches of the North Sea’s coast. One of the most beautiful and unspoiled places in the Netherlands, the warm sea air of Terschelling will surround you while you lounge on the beach or bike along the 50 miles of bike paths. For a walk around the impressive dunes and views of the Wadden Sea from its most beautiful side, trek to the Noordsvaader Nature Reserve, situated on the southwest of the island. Return to your spa hotel for afternoon yoga on the beach and an amazing massage with a view.
Good to know
Getting there: From London to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hague, there are multiple relatively cheap nonstop flights that last just around an hour. As for Terschelling: to reach your spa hotel on the beach, you can fly into the Amsterdam or Rotterdam Airport, and then take the 3 to 4-hour train from there to the ferry station, Harlingen. The ferry lasts almost 2 hours and is a quite beautiful ride. Upon arrival on the island, there are local buses that’ll take you directly to your hotel in 15 minutes. Although it may seem like a bit of a trek, it’ll be well worth it when you make it to your quiet beach on the car-free island of Terschelling.