After road trips from the Netherlands to Luxembourg? If you were stuck on an island for over 20 years of your life, then you may end up like me: desperate to get into a car and travel far and wide.
Okay, so I’m exaggerating about being stuck on an island. But in order for me to explore Europe properly, I’d have to either fly (which I hate with a passion) or pay for a very expensive ferry and a very long drive to get anywhere. When I moved to the Netherlands with my partner, we decided to get a little KA and drive around Europe with it. (Yeah, we crazily drove to Poland and Hungary in a little city car). I looked far and wide for road trips from the Netherlands.
Especially if you live in the southeast, Luxembourg isn’t too far and it’s so worth it! This tiny little country (somehow even smaller than the Netherlands), has some really amazing places to explore. Its size really helps with the fact that once you cross the border, you can get anything within the country really swiftly and no attraction is too far away.
Disclaimer: given the current coronavirus situation, take the necessary safety precautions while travelling.
Roadtrips from the Netherlands to Luxembourg: 3 things to do in Luxembourg
Visit Vianden Castle
As you slowly approach the castle through the tiny twists and turns in the road, you are met with the typical ‘fairy-tale look’ – a beautiful castle on the top of a very steep hill, surrounded by nothingness. Entrance to the castle is not expensive and there are lots of displays to see inside of it. It’s worth it just to see the views from the castle windows! The castle is located in the north of Luxembourg.
Walk around Parc Merveilleux
This is a scenic park and an amusement centre. So not only can you enjoy the usual park walk, but there are lots to do there too. This includes food places, mini-golf, and arcades. Parc Merveilleux is located in Bettembourg, in the south of Luxembourg.
Visit Larochette Castle
This is another beautiful castle in Luxembourg and also provides a gorgeous view and has a ‘fairy tale’ look about it. It’s basically the site of old castle ruins, but there is still enough of it to imagine how it would have looked back in the day. It is found in Larochette, in the east of Luxembourg.
Roadtrips from the Netherlands to Luxembourg: 3 things to do in Luxembourg City
This is the capital of Luxembourg and this is where the people flock to shop! It’s the home of the Grand Ducal Palace (worth a visit, especially in the summer with guided tours), Notre-Dame Cathedral and Luxembourg city old town, with is all of the old fortifications. All of these are worth a quick visit. So where shall I go?
Go to Le Chemin de la Corniche
This has the best views of Luxembourg City. It overlooks the historic parts of the city and perfect to take your holiday snap. It’s not called ‘the most beautiful balcony of Europe’ for no reason!
This is a medieval catholic cathedral and it’s beautiful both inside and out. It’s free to go in and it’s never too busy either, so it’s a peaceful place to visit away from the hustle and bustle of Luxembourg City’s streets.
Visit the Grand Ducal Palace
This is the home of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, where he performs most of his duties. It’s an architect dream both inside and out. There is also guided tours there in the summer season.
Of course, there are plenty of other places to visit in Luxembourg and plenty more to see in the places that I have listed.
Where is your favourite place to go? What about any other road trips from the Netherlands to Luxembourg? Let us know in the comments!
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Editor’s note: This article was originally published in May 2018 and has been updated in July 2020 for your reading pleasure.