Merely 215 km from Schiphol Airport is a quaint medieval city (it’s believed the city dates to the year 1200), namely Appingedam, a beautiful hidden gem.
The small city is pleasing to the eye with its small bridges and beautiful houses along the streams. An amazing find for a laid-back break.
Appingedam (Dutch: ɑpɪŋəˈdɑm) lies in the Groningen Province in the northeastern Netherlands.
Dutch and English.
The warmest months are July and August.
Generally, the coldest months in Appingedam are from November to January, with January the coldest month of them all.
Check out the climate and weather averages to help you plan your holiday.
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UTC/GMT +2 hours
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215 km from Schiphol Airport (AMS).
Netherlands' summer school holidays usually stretch from around mid-June to the end of August.
Check out holidays and observances in Appingedam from January 1 to December 31.
It’s not the kind of city that’s in the top ten beautiful destinations in the world. However, it’s picturesque and affordable enough to have you enjoy a relaxing 2-night stay. Combined with hiking, cycling, local exploring, and day trips, it has enough options to fill even a long weekend.
Appingedam (they received city status in 1327) is one of those cities with a small-town feeling. Surprisingly, it is the only other city in the Groningen Province apart from the Groningen city.
The city is known for its hanging kitchens (Dutch: Hangende Keukens) above the Damsterdiep (previously known as the Delf River).
TRAVEL TIP: By the way, the ideal view is from the bridge at the Gouden Pand. It’s one of my picture-perfect moments. That moment when you think “wow, this is the ultimate…”.
And, if you’re lucky like me, you’ll spot the drawbridge over the Damsterdiep in action, allowing access to the larger boats.
The entire City Centre was declared a Heritage Area. Consequently, it’s a real treat to wander the streets where buildings up to 600 years can be seen. There sure is enough to keep you busy for two days, depending on your likes and dislikes.
This little hidden gem has many surprises, so let’s get into them…
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