Situated just 21 km away from Amsterdam, Bussum is situated in the Het Gooi region of the North Holland province of south eastern Netherlands. The town is very popular with holidaymakers for its interesting mix of heritage and scenic beauty. There are lots to do as visitors flying in from all over the world with the many cheap flights to Bussum can discover to their delight.
The Naarden-Bussm Railway station is ideal for commencing your exploration of the natural wonders of Bussum. A 20-minute walk takes you to the beginning of the ‘Laarzenpad’, a 6.5 km long stretch of amazing beauty. Gaze in wonder at the stunning panoramas that unfold before you; the view from the bird hide is especially exceptional. Be sure to equip yourself with sturdy boots as you will encounter a lot of slippery planks and wooden logs. Stop for lunch at the Stadzigt farm, Netherlands’ first protected area that is managed by the Dutch Foundation of Nature.
Even though the town of Bussum dates back to around 1000 A.D, it is remarkably well planned; the spaciously-built residential areas are separated by broad avenues, public gardens and other green expanses. Laid out in 19th century under the guidance of K.P.C. de Bazel, a noted architect, these environmentally-friendly quarters are extremely interesting in the context of culture and history. Perhaps the best way of exploring them is on bicycle or on foot; you can take advantage of several cycling and walking tours that are regularly organised. When arriving on a holiday with one of the cheap flights to Bussum, you must not forget to make this a part of your itinerary.
One of the highlights of Bussum is Fort Werk IV, the biggest and the sole surviving defense fortifications of the five built in 1870 on the New Dutch Waterline to serve as the front line barrier around Bussum. Open to the general public, it is a hub of activity with lots of culinary and creative pursuit workshops regularly held there. If you choose to spend a weekend at one of the hotels in Bussum, be sure to step out and taste the traditional Dutch culinary delights in some of the restaurants around the town.