©

Kaatsheuvel trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. With a population of roughly 16,600, it is the largest village in and the capital of the municipality of Loon op Zand, which also consists of the villages of De Moer and Loon op Zand. As Kaatsheuvel is a municipality capital, it had a town hall located in the town centre. The town hall was torn down in 2010 as part of an ambitious plan to build a lively new town centre. Currently the new town centre is being built, working title Bruisend Dorpshart (Sparkling Village's Heart). Kaatsheuvel is (internationally) well known for the Efteling theme park and a gateway to National Park Loonse en Drunense Duinen.EtymologyKaatsheuvel is a combination of the words Kaats and Heuvel, Heuvel being the Dutch word for "hill". The etymology of Kaats is less clear. One theory regarding the origin of the name is that it originates from St. Catharina, a popular saint at the time. Another theory holds that the early inhabitants of Kaatsheuvel were well known for playing a game called kaatsspel on a hill nearby. However, the most likely explanation is that a man named Hendrik Cets lived in the 17th century on a hill where Kaatsheuvel now stands, and over time this place came to be known as Cetsheuvel, and eventually Kaatsheuvel.
Kaatsheuvel is in North Brabant Province. Plan how to spend your time in Kaatsheuvel and other destinations in The Netherlands using our The Netherlands day trip website .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Kaatsheuvel

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Kaatsheuvel

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Kaatsheuvel

8 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA July, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM IRAN October, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Bruges & The Netherlands BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM EGYPT October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM EGYPT October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM HONG KONG June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in The Netherlands & Belgium BY A USER FROM INDIA August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans