Dortmund Motorhome Rental in Germany
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Dortmund is one of the ‘Big Five’ towns and cities in the Ruhr Valley that successfully made a transition from an industrial base to a cultural one. The other four are Essen, Duisburg, Oberhausen and Bochum. Being part of this cultural success, and with its proximity to the Netherlands border; Dortmund motorhome rental, campervan hire or RV rentals is an ideal mode of travel to start touring north-western Europe.
See the Ruhr Valley by RV Rental
Essen, 30 minutes to the west by motorhome hire in Dortmund, is perhaps best known for its leafy suburb Margarethenhöhe which was designed as and considered to be the ideal example of a perfect garden city. This estate, consisting of just under 1,000 houses, was built between 1909 and 1938 and is a functional, people-friendly, city within a city.
Duisburg, 45 minutes to the west by campervan rental from Dortmund, is known for its Explorado Children’s Museum. The museum is designed as a huge learning experience for children of ages over 4 years.
Journey to the Netherlands
Duisburg is also located close to the Netherlands border and affords an excellent opportunity to explore this lowlands country. With your Dortmund motorhome rental, start by visiting Nijmegen. The oldest town in the country, Nijmegen is home of the quintessential Dutch shopping experience. Nijmegen also has the highest density of outdoor cafes. Stop off at one during your bargain hunt and then perhaps have a small wager in the Holland Casino Nijmegen.
Moving northwest towards Amsterdam in your Dortmund campervan hire, visit Keukenhof Gardens, the world’s largest with over 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths blooming annually. In Amsterdam, take a boat ride along the 60 miles of canals to see the more than 1,000 bridges and monumental buildings. You can perhaps then visit the large and prestigious Rijksmuseum, with its displays of masterpieces by Vermeer and Rembrandt. The museum reflects the Dutch Golden Age and was renovated in 2013.
From Tulip Fields to Old Windmills
From Amsterdam, drive your Dortmund motorhome rental across the country, through the tulip fields and past some of 1,000 old windmills that still exist, back into Germany and Osnabrück. This Lower Saxony city, known as the ‘City of Peace’ after the Treaty of Westphalia, has a handful of historic attractions. Among them is the Cathedral in the center of the town which was founded by Charlemagne in the 8th century.
While heading south to return your campervan rental in Dortmund; consider dropping by at the German Tank Museum. This is jointly owned by the town of Munster and the German military. The museum displays both Germany’s military history and the advances the country made from the 19th century up to today.