Put on your walking shoes, bring your backpack and enjoy the varied nature!

Not only in the vicinity of Van der Valk Hotel ARA, but also in the Hoeksche Waard, the Biesbosch or around the windmills of Kinderdijk, you can go for a fantastic walk! We would like to inform you about the possibilities.

Sporty or recreational, short or long bike rides, the surroundings of Van der Valk Hotel ARA offer many possibilities! Zwijndrecht is located on the southern edge of the Green Heart. The Groene Hart is located in the middle of the Randstad and is one of the twenty national landscapes.

Rent an e-chopper and discover the beautiful green surroundings. Tour along the Oude Maas or cross with the foot ferry and discover the Hoeksche Waard. With us you will receive various tips for nice routes. Whatever you choose, with our e-choppers it will always be a fantastic day!

Van der Valk Hotel ARA is uniquely situated in the recreation area "de Oude Maas". This recreational area is ideal for lazing along the waterfront, or for activities on the meadows along the water. There are several hiking and cycling trails around and outside the recreation area. Want to do something fun with the kids? There are several activities nearby to keep the kids happy too.



Dordrecht is the oldest city in Holland. The historic city center is hidden between several rivers. The best start of a visit to Dordrecht is the Groothoofd, where the Oude Maas, Noord and Merwede come together. The city has played an important role in trade, politics and religion. The rich past is clearly reflected in the more than 1600 monuments that Dordrecht has, especially in the historic harbor area. Dordrecht also has a beautiful green attraction.



There is plenty to discover in Rotterdam. In addition to special modern architecture and surprising restaurants, Rotterdam also offers something for everyone in the cultural field. There are various museums and festivals throughout the city and a tour with the Spido is also recommended. And that just a 15-minute drive from Van der Valk Hotel ARA.



Enjoy a unique day out at the windmills of Kinderdijk. Experience how an authentic windmill works or visit the mill workshop and see how a mill is built, maintained and how you become a miller. A visit to the National Glass Museum in Leerdam is also definitely worth it. Would you rather do something with children? Experience what it's like to live on a farm at Avonturenboerderij Molenwaard with the whole family.

Sauna & Wellness

Thermen Binnenmaas

The Thermen Binnenmaas has an extensive range of cabins and steam baths. The garden is playful, full of streams and bridges, and a wonderful natural pool to swim around in and cool off in! Thermen Binnenmaas has a beautiful beauty and massage institute. In the spacious treatment rooms you can enjoy wonderful massages and beauty treatments. A visit to the beautiful hammam temple is also recommended! All this just a 20 minute drive from our hotel.



Sail back and forth quickly, with or without a bicycle, between the Drechtsteden and Rotterdam. But you can also take the waterbus in Zwijndrecht for a visit to Kinderdijk.

Are you curious about the activities organized in the area? Think of music events and food truck festivals. Then take a look at our activities agenda.