7 tips for a surprising Listed city.

Listed also has an eye for what is not immediately on the beaten track. Cities you might not immediately think of for a night or few days away. These are 7 surprising cities with pre-tested Listed stays. Pack your suitcase and discover them. With your mother, your partner, your friends, your grandfather or go it alone!

STEENWIJK and surroundings.
An ancient fortified town located in the Kop van Overijssel.
Take a stroll through Steenwijk with a city guide and learn all about its history. Walk or sail through the much quieter Giethoorn-Noord. Eat an ice cream at the little harbour in Blokzijl. Learn about the history in Gevangenis Museum Veenhuizen. Get on your bike and enjoy the versatile landscape. Discover the Weerribben with all its waters and reeds. Take a break for a coffee or lunch in one of the cosy villages in the area such as Vollenhove, Oldemarkt, Paasloo and Zwartsluis. Imagine yourself on the set of "Dowton Abbey of Overijssel" during a visit to the beautiful Villa Rams Woerthe. Inspired? Check availability at B&B de Stadssingel and plan your trip to Steenwijk. Read more at This link.

MIDDELBURG and surroundings.
Middelburg has so much to offer as a city. As a former trading town from the time of the VOC, with beautiful canals, winding streets, magnificent gateways and more than 1200 historical monuments, you will be spoilt for choice. Discover it on foot, by canal boat or with one of the bicycles that you can hire at The Roosevelt. Cycle to the beach. Eat fries at Frietboetiek B'tje Anders. Don't miss the absolute must-see: the Delta Works. Taste a wine at 't Vliegend Hert. Relax during a yoga class at The Health Garage. Get on a scooter or e-bike or in a tuk-tuk. Have fun during a tour of the alleys. Enjoy delicious lobster at The Roosevelt. Inspired? Check availability at The Roosevelt and plan your trip to Middelburg. Read more at This link.

WOERDEN and surroundings.
When you enter Woerden, you immediately notice how surprising the town is. In the Green Heart, close to Utrecht, lies this beautiful fortified town, traditionally the market town for farmers and country folk. It is the perfect base for a dip in the nature of the Green Heart. Hire a sloop or a canoe and discover for example one of the Roman Limes routes or sail to Utrecht or the Nieuwkoop lakes. Learn all about the process from cow to cheese during a Cheese Experience in the Kaaspakhuis. Cycle through the Green Heart. Admire Castle de Haar. Walk through the medieval fortified town. Plan a high-beer or wine at van Rossum. Inspired? Check availability at From Rossum and plan your trip to Woerden. Read more at This link.


ROERMOND and surroundings.
Roermond was once a Hanseatic city and is now a diocese with a long, rich history. In the monumental inner city, you will find churches and cathedrals as well as terraces. Go sailing with Carl on the Maasplassen. Taste a real Roermond Christoffel pastry or a Limburg beer at one of the cafés. Discover North Limburg on a Vespa scooter and tour the charming towns and villages. Go shopping at Designer Outlet Roermond. Plan an architectural city tour. Let yourself be pampered gastronomically at Restaurant One, which has won several culinary awards. Book one of the different massages that B&B N10 offers. Inspired? Check availability at B&B N10 and plan your trip to Roermond. Read more at This link.

BRIELLE and surroundings.
Picturesque with beautiful buildings and pretty facades, how beautiful Holland is. Brielle, or Den Briel as it used to be called, deserves to be discovered. It is still 1 April is an important day. The day when the people of Brielle celebrate and re-enact the conquest of the Spaniards by the Sea Beggars on 1 April 1572. The annual blues festival in July is also well worth a visit. Take a city walk with a local guide and learn everything about the rich history of Brielle. Cycle through the dunes and woods and spot deer and cattle. Get a breath of fresh air on the beaches of Voorne-Putten. Get on your SUP on the Brielse Meer. Listen to the anecdotes during a city walk. Book a sweet tea in the brasserie of Poorter. Inspired? Check availability at Poorter and plan your trip to Brielle. Read more at This link.

APELDOORN and surroundings.
Driving through the Veluwe towards Apeldoorn, you can't help but look forward to a few relaxing days in the greenery. Pay a visit to Palace 't Loo. Get on the famous white bike and discover Park de Hoge Veluwe. Be surprised during a Jugendstil/Art-nouveau walking tour. Have lunch at Sizzles at the Park. Discover the Aardhuis and the Kröller Möller. Go shopping in the small streets and narrow alleys. Walk in at NETT Soulfound & Drinks. Spot the big five of the Veluwe. And if you want to have a drink or dinner somewhere; Apeldoorn has a number of funky hotspots. Petra from ZenZez is happy to share them with you. Inspired? Check availability at ZenZez and plan your trip to Apeldoorn. Read more at This link.

HOORN and surroundings.
With hotel Ysbrantz, Hoorn has gained a pearl and also deserves to be in the picture. Hoorn has a rich history, is situated on the IJsselmeer, has nice special shops, museums and plenty of opportunities to be active. City guide Alette makes the stately buildings come alive by telling the stories of the residents behind the facades. Go to the neighbours of Ysbrantsz; the Westfries Museum. Explore the Hoorn harbours from the water. Enjoy that old living room in the Museum of the Twentieth Century. Drink a delicious cocktail on the terrace of Ysbrantsz or have dinner in the restaurant. Inspired? Check availability at Ysbrantsz and plan your trip to Hoorn. Read more at This link.

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