Maarssen, tourist information

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Coat of arms of Maarssen
Coat of arms of Maarssen

Number of inhabitants: 38.915
Number of national monuments: 208

Summary of Maarssen


The Breedstraat in Maarssen
The Breedstraat in Maarssen

Maarssen is a cozy old village north of the city of Utrecht and has about 15.000 inhabitants. Maarssen is located on the river Vecht and on the busiest canal in the world, the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal. Maarssen is especially fun for cultural heritage lovers and in bad weather there is an extensive shopping center in Maarssenbroek.


Interesting history of Maarssen


The Vecht in Maarssen
The Vecht in Maarssen

Cultural heritage, that is the reason to visit Maarssen. In the village there is a large church surrounded by cozy buildings, just outside the center is a beautiful church. Parts of the village are so beautiful that several parts are protected village views


Maarssen Landmarks


The Binnenweg of Maarssen
The Binnenweg of Maarssen

Something you should not miss, and from the church through the Bolensteinsestraat is Bolenstein Castle. This is a very imposing building with water all around.

A 100% well-scoring tip for a cultural heritage enthusiast is Castle the hair, really near Maarssen in the town of Haarzuilens. A beautifully rebuilt castle with great historical allure that is worth a visit.


Shopping in Maarssen


Maarssenbroek shopping center
Maarssenbroek shopping center

You can't find too many shops in the center of Maarssen, but you can go for the standard amenities. Located on the other side of the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal past the NS station MaarssenbroekThere is also a nice and large indoor shopping center here.

Maarssen:
Shopping evening: Friday


Activities in Maarssen


Castle the hair
Castle the hair

If you want to do something in Maarssen, you will soon be bored. You can still visit a museum or theater. The area is bustling enough that you absolutely do not have to be bored. For example, go to De Haar Castle in Haarzuilens, a short distance from Maarssen.


MUSEUMS MAARSSENATTRACTIONS MAARSSEN
  • Battle Region Museum, museum with history from the fighting area. Click here for the site.

Unfortunately not present, but don't worry, discover the area, there is plenty to do.

CINEMAS MAARSSENTHEATERS MAARSSEN

There is no cinema in Maarssen, for this you can divert to Utrecht, Woerden, Houten or Hilversum.

  • The sand Maarssen, click here for the site.

Nature & Parks in Maarssen


A Park on the Vecht In Maarssen
A Park on the Vecht In Maarssen

The village itself is very green, otherwise you can easily go to various parks. For example to Goudestein, park Doornburgh, park Vechtenstein or to the duck decoy. In the area you can also go to the Laage Vuursche, direction Soest.

Furthermore, a very good tip to go to castle De Haar, this beautiful castle is also located in a green environment.


Steps in Maarssen


The Breedstraat Maarssen
The Breedstraat Maarssen


Cozy terraces and restaurants can be found in Maarssen, but you are so in for the real step work Utrecht.


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