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Fun events in June in Gelderland

Fun events in June in Gelderland

31 May 2024

Gelderland is the largest province in the Netherlands. There is plenty to do here. Whether you choose to explore nature in Apeldoorn, look up a piece of history in Arnhem or bring out the artistic side of yourself in Nijmegen. In this blog we have listed the best outings for you.


The best activities in spring

27 March 2024

What is there to do during spring? Enough! The springtime is perfect for a fun day out in your own country with family, relatives or friends. We have listed a number of them for you.

7 events in 2024 you don't want to miss

Start the year right: 7 events in 2024 that you don't want to miss!

22 December 2023

The countdown has begun... just a few more days and it will be 2024. Time flies and before you know it the best events are just around the corner. Will you sing along with the best artists in the Netherlands at the Vrienden van Amstel LIVE or will you participate in the Midwinter Marathon? We have listed 7 events for you to start the new year well!

Magical Christmas fairs

7x the most magical Christmas fairs in the Netherlands

07 November 2023

The Christmas season is just around the corner and that means decorating the Christmas tree, watching Christmas films and of course visiting Christmas markets! Enjoy illuminated stalls, the smell of cinnamon and mulled wine and the sound of various Christmas carols. An enchanting outing full of coziness and warmth. We have listed the 7 most magical Christmas fairs in the Netherlands for you.

November events

6x fun events in November 2023

16 October 2023

How quickly time flies... it's already November! It's getting colder and wetter, but that shouldn't spoil the fun! There are plenty of fun events planned in November. From spectacular light shows to visiting Sinterklaas' house. We have listed 6 different events for you.

Activities Fall

The best activities during fall!

22 September 2023

Autumn has arrived again and that means beautiful colored leaves, cozy sweaters, hot drinks and sitting in front of the fireplace. While one person can't wait to put on nice warm sweaters again, the other prefers to lie on the beach at 30 degrees. Don't worry! There are plenty of fun activities you can do during fall. We have listed a number of activities for you.

Nature reserves of Utrecht

5x the most beautiful nature reserves in Utrecht

24 August 2023

In the middle of the country you will find hidden treasures of Utrecht that make the hearts of nature lovers beat faster... The province of Utrecht is bursting with beautiful nature reserves that are perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life! We have listed 5 beautiful nature reserves for you.

Beautiful beaches in North Holland

6x beautiful beaches in North Holland

06 July 2023

The North Holland coast has 100 km of sandy beach where you can enjoy the North Sea. With well-known beaches such as Zandvoort and the beach of IJmuiden. In this blog you can find 6 beautiful beaches in North Holland.


Hotels near the best amusement parks and zoos in the Netherlands

20 June 2023

Do you want to plan a fun getaway with activity soon, but don't know where to go... Look no further! Bastion Hotels has a number of hotels near the best amusement parks and zoos in the Netherlands. Enjoy a day at the magical Efteling or come face to face with giraffes at Safaripark Beekse Bergen.

Top 8 most beautiful beaches in the Netherlands that you must visit

Top 8 most beautiful beaches in the Netherlands that you must visit

16 June 2023

The beach towels can be taken out of the closet and the parasol can be unfolded again! With no less than 450 kilometers of coastline, summer is the ideal time to discover the most beautiful beaches in the Netherlands. The Netherlands is bursting with beaches; from the Wassenaarse Slag to the beach of IJmuiden. We have listed the top 8 most beautiful places in the Netherlands for you.

Weekend trip to Rotterdam: 5x fun tips to do!

Weekend trip to Rotterdam: 5x fun tips to do!

22 May 2023

There is so much to do in Rotterdam. This port city is known for its special architecture, the Markthal, the Erasmus Bridge, AHOY Rotterdam and so much more! A weekend away is quickly fully planned... and even more so with these 5 fun activities!


5x beautiful cycling routes in Arnhem

12 May 2023

Get on your bike and discover enchanting Arnhem. The city breathes history through its authentic buildings and the Battle of Arnhem. But that is not everything! Arnhem also has beautiful nature reserves that you can explore. We have selected the 5 most beautiful cycling routes so that you can discover Arnhem at its best!


These 5 events cannot be missed in March

06 March 2023

The birds start singing again early in the morning, the first crocuses are blooming and the sun is slowly starting to shine more and more… March has arrived! But March is stirring its tail, isn't it? The weather can't spoil the fun, because there are plenty of fun indoor and outdoor events. Are you partying in a sold-out GelreDome this month or would you rather be surrounded by colorful flowers? Read on for a good dose of inspiration for events.


6x the most beautiful cycling routes in the Netherlands

27 February 2023

The Netherlands has an extremely large cycling network. This way you can easily cycle from junction to junction while enjoying the soothing sounds of nature or the atmosphere in the city during a cycle tour in our little country. In this blog you will find a number of cycling routes that will take you past the most beautiful places in the Netherlands!


5x activities for a day out during spring break 2023

30 January 2023

The shortest month of the year has arrived and spring break is just around the corner. Go out in the Netherlands with your partner, friends or family and enjoy. Boredom during the holidays…? No, we don't know that word here! There is a lot to do in the spring. Even on a rainy day. We have listed a number of activites for you.

Amersfoort center

A round of Amersfoort: what is there to do?

09 January 2023

If you drop a pin exactly in the middle of the map of the Netherlands… then there is the medieval city of Amersfoort! With its canals, countless monuments, cozy terraces and shops, Amersfoort is the perfect city for a weekend away. With a new Bastion Hotel coming up, we're doing a tour of Amersfoort!


Fairs, concerts and theater performances in 2023 that you don't want to miss!

28 November 2022

At Bastion Hotels, we think the moments before and after your stay are the most important. That is why we have selected for you which events you absolutely do not want to miss next year! Are you going to spectacular concerts in sold-out concert halls or do you prefer to cheer on the side of a kilometer-long race track? Start 2023 prepared and quickly read on for a good dose of inspiration for the best activities in the new year.

Winter Events 2022

6 fun winter events in 2022

31 October 2022

Knock knock… winter is here again! Say hello to thick coats, ice cream fun and hot chocolate. Although we might prefer to stay indoors to avoid the cold, there are still a lot of fun winter events in the Netherlands to visit. With these 6 events you will get through the winter.


Autumn 2022: even warmer, more colorful and cozier!

21 September 2022

It is officially autumn ! Time for colorful forests, autumn holidays, dried flowers for decoration, dark days and falling leaves. It is a season where one is disappointed and the other is steeled with happiness that it has finally come. October and the months that follow are therefore dominated by walks in the rain and games by the fireplace. Don't fall asleep.. ? Make this fall the coziest yet with our tips!


5x the best events in South Limburg

01 September 2022

For Burgundian pleasure you go to South Limburg. That's nothing new. And besides all the art exhibitions and hiking tours between the mountains, there is much more to experience. For young and old, for families and couples or groups of friends and colleagues. Someone will not soon forget a trip to the southernmost point of the Netherlands. Especially if you attend one of these events! So have a lot of fun this late summer in Limburg. You can find all the fun here in this blog!

5x the most beautiful cycling routes in North Brabant

5x the most beautiful cycling routes in North Brabant

08 July 2022

Brabant is perfect for the most beautiful cycling routes. You can easily cycle from city to city, you have many routes with a rich history and of course the beautiful nature in this versatile, green province. From the Van Gogh cycling route throughout the province, to a real urban design route in Eindhoven... we have listed 5x the most beautiful cycling routes in North Brabant:

The 6 most beautiful nature reserves in North Brabant

The 5 most beautiful nature reserves in North Brabant

08 July 2022

Brabant has beautiful nature reserves, which are popular with walking and cycling enthusiasts. From the Loonse en Drunense Duinen, a piece of National Park de Biesbosch to the Groene Woud. Every piece of nature has its own unique characteristics and everywhere you can go to relax. We have listed 5 nature reserves in Brabant:

15x museums in North Brabant that you must visit

15x museums in North Brabant that you must visit

08 July 2022

Brabant has countless inspiring museums where art and culture come together. Did you know that Van Gogh was born and raised in North Brabant? Neunen is all about this world-famous artist. The Noordbrabants Museum also gives home to his beautiful paintings along with more Brabant artworks. We have listed 15 museums in North Brabant that you should visit:

Heel Holland slaapt in... Gelderland! Alle leuke tips op een rijtje.

Spend the night in... Gelderland! All the best tips in one row.

08 June 2022

Gelderland is the province where you can enjoy the city, the nature, museums and activities for every age. From the Kroller-Muller museum, numerous bicycle- and walking routes on the Veluwe, the Apenheul to Burgers' Zoo. Gelderland is home to the most popular activities in the Netherlands. Bastion Hotels has three unique hotels in Apeldoorn, Arnhem and Nijmegen where you can stay for an affordable and comfortable night. This is possible alone, with friends, family and the whole family. We have listed all the great tips for Gelderland for you. 

6x Gründe, warum Sie die Festungsstadt Brielle besuchen sollten

6x reasons why you should visit fortified town Brielle

20 May 2022

The old fortified town of Brielle has a rich history, so Brielle alone has 400 monuments. But there is much more to find in this old fortified town, such as a pilgrimage church, a museum, an old Kruithuis with a rich history and much more! Imagine yourself back in time and discover Brielle.

5x tips om te doen in Nijmegen

5x must sees in Nijmegen

23 February 2022

Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands. A city with a beautiful centre, nice walking routes and an ideal location. Last year, we opened our renewed hotel near the Goffertpark and this hotel is ideal for a weekend break! We have listed our 5 favourite tips for things to do in Nijmegen:

5x fun activities to do in December

5x fun activities to do in December

16 December 2021

The holidays are right around the corner and the Christmas break is coming! The perfect time to spend time together with your partner, family, friend or boyfriend and get away for the night. Stroll through the most famous Christmas markets, taste the festive atmosphere, drink a delicious mulled wine and go out. Of course it is important that you can get away safely, we have also taken that into account; we have listed our favorite activities!

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