Netherland is a wonderful place of lush green farmlands, iconic architecture & exceptional adventures to explore. It is hard to let go of any thriller ride Netherland offers to its adventure geeks. Yet a refined list of best adventure sports in the Netherland to enjoy during vacations can ease your tour a little bit after all. Let’s dive straight into the world of adrenaline-pumping activities in the Netherlands. These activities will make you scream till the end out of enjoyment & euphoria. So make sure you get the best clicks & capture the insane rides on your touring films.
List of Top 10 Adventure sports in the Netherlands to Enjoy
1. Zipline from the Euromast, Rotterdam
Euromast is the signature building extending up to 185 metres in the air. It is the tallest building in the Netherlands that find its way almost on every travel brochure of Netherland tourism. Euromastscoop, one of the epic features of this building where a rotating glass elevator takes you on a 360-degree tour of the entire panorama. The Euromast zip line is one of the most-awaited fun things in the Netherland to do, from a whopping height of 100 metres. You’ll be descending approximately 250 metres down with an enormous speed of more than 100 Kmph! It already seems a thriller ride in words, wonder how incredible it would actually feel!
Cost: €57,50 (includes entry fee of Euromast)
Highlight: Along with fun activities, Euromast has exquisite cuisine restaurants & bewildering skyline views of the Netherland to enjoy.
Let’s increase the level of rush & Go much higher! Since this country has exceptional landscapes, it becomes evident to witness such glory from up in the air. Skydiving is the best adventure thing to do in the Netherland that offers, exceptional views of the sea along with a high-adrenaline rush altogether. Ranging from the Wadden Islands of Texel to the skies over Rotterdam Harbour, you can witness every little wonder just like a bird in the air. Beginners can try tandem dive, and also film the entire excitement with extra pay.
Cost: €200- €250 for skydiving & around €350 for filming the experience.
Highlights: Incredible aerial views of the most famous landmarks of the Netherland like Wadden Sea, Rotterdam Harbour, Oudehaven, Euromast etc.
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3. Bungee Jump From Scheveningen Pier
If you are really into jumping from insane heights(with safety lines obviously!) then you mustn’t miss the iconic bungee jump of Scheveningen Pier. I may warn you, it’s not for the faint-hearted people, so be prepared! You’ll experience the rush of descent from 60 metres down into the sea. Such a fantastic leap is amongst the fun thing to do at Hague, Netherland that you mustn’t miss. You might be surprised to know that, this is the first bungee jumping site in the world operational since 1991. The entire tour takes around 1 hour & you can easily get the tickets except in the high season.
Cost: €90 for a regular bungee jump
Highlights: Action-packed adventure along with a 350 metres long zipline that runs from Bungy Tower down to the beach offering another cascade chain of adventures to try at The Hague.
4. Climbing Wall(Excalibar) at Groningen
This is an iconic place in Netherland that is named after King Arthur’s legendary sword- Excalibur. The climbing wall is nestled in the tiny town of Bjoeks, Groningen. It is amongst the world’s tallest freestanding climbing walls that can easily pull the thrill-triggers of any adventure enthusiast. With an astonishing elevation of 37-metres, it is one of the must-try fun things to do in the Netherland. Amateurs, Be aware! It’s not just a one-way trial hence make sure you prepare yourself for long hours of climbing & gain appropriate strength to try Excalibar. The centre offers free camping on the grounds, as well as if, (fortunately) you make it to the top you can rest there too!
Cost: Entry costs €10 for young adults (18-25 years); €12 for adults (26-59 years); beginners course costs €20.
Highlights: Phenomenal panoramic views of the Groningen skyline along with a life-long cherishable achievement of climbing 37-meters in a row!
5. Goliath at Walibi Holland
Goliath is not some Biblical giant statue of a monster at Walibi! Yet, Walibi amusement parks of Holland, Netherlands is the best spot for any humongous action-packed venture you have in mind. It houses more than 30 astonishing rides that render adrenaline-pumping thrill activities of the Netherland in various ways. One of the epic roller coasters titled Goliath is the longest and highest roller coaster in the park, that reaches almost 50 metres high while accelerating over 100 Kmph on an average.
Cost: €32.50 per person
Highlights: Heart-throbbing roller coaster adventure along with diverse rides of the amusement park. Check out the Xpress: Platform 13 that goes around 90 Kmph in less than 3-seconds
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6. Wavekarting, Cadzand
You might find this as a completely new sport. Wavekarting is uniquely a Dutch water sport that suits all kinds of dare-devils! If you love enjoying the sea with high-speed winds blowing you away then wave karting is your jam. After a brief training, you can head out into the sea to experience this amazing adventure activity of the Netherlands. You can pound from wave to wave, and even take hold of the steering in between.
Cost: €140 per person, and each kart has space for 3, with the instructor.
Highlights: Exciting water adventure along with incredible harbour views of the Cadzand
7. Laser Tag, Amsterdam
If you are one of those adults who still enjoys the quest gaming world then, laser tag is just the right adventure for you to explore in Netherland. Expanding over 900 square metres, this outdoor showdown arena is the best activity to do in Netherland with your buddies. You can game around with 6-different teams with a maximum player limit of 20 at a time. You can easily reach this place via direct bus from Amsterdam’s Central Station.
Costs: €21.75 per person for 75 minutes of gaming
Highlights: Flabergasting memorable fun with your buddies along with a chance to play from the high-quality gaming weapons.
8. Go mountain biking, the Hoge Veluwe
Hoge Veluwe National Park is a renowned place for mountain bikers to enjoy the challenging terrains & picturesque sceneries of the Netherland. There are various camping services nearby the bikers routes. Hoge Veluw manages even the overnight stays so that you can win over an additional time exploring the stunning beauty of the park.
Cost: €9.50 for a single day pass. After buying this ticket, bikers are free to explore the park
Highlights: Endless Insta-ready scenic landscapes along with occasional spotting of wildlife if you got lucky!
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9. Mudflat Hiking, Friesland
You might have hiked before but this unique sport to enjoy in Netherland will surely enlist a new cherishable memory. At the famous UNESCO as a World Heritage Site of Wadden Sea in Netherland, under the outstanding natural beauty, wadlopen or mudflat hiking is conducted, in which participants walk through the Wadden Sea’s mudflats during low tide. You’d adore the sea across its shoreline. Since it is dangerous to walk alone, therefore, make sure you head onto the mudflats with a certified guide,
Cost: Depends on the tour guide fees, rest, the area is free to roam around
Highlights: Breath-taking views of the Wadden sea, & short meet-ups with little mud creatures of the Sea
10. Ice-skating on the canals, Amsterdam
When the winter arrives, but not the Whitewalkers! Then, the decline of temperature below zero brings the golden opportunity of ice skating over the frozen Amsterdam canals. People ride over the waterways as impromptu ice rinks. In fact, the city’s local government closes off specific canals to gather enough ice that can support ice-skating. It is definitely one of the famous adventure activities to do in the Netherlands during extreme winters. The merchants at Waterlooplein Market sell various places & equipment for ice-skating.
Cost: Free of cost, if you bring your own skates & other safety pads.
Highlights: Perfect holiday adventure before the Christmas fun.If the temperature falls drastically then November till Feb are the best time to enjoy ice skating in Netherland.
Hope you enjoyed the above-mentioned list of 10 fun things to do in the Netherland on your holidays. There are endless action-packed adventures waiting for the thrill-seeking geeks who want a variety of sports to try this year. The respective highlighted features & mentioned prices can make it easier to decide which activity suits your budget & which can overpower your urge to do the action anyway! For more engaging blogs like these head on to Adequate Travels. And don’t forget to say-’Wohooooooo, on every jump you encounter!’