Bussum is a small town south east of Amsterdam. Approximately 30.000 people live in Bussum.
Bussum is easily reached by train: Naarden-Bussum station is 21 minutes from Amsterdam Central, and 23 minutes from Utrecht via Hilversum. The centre of town is about 5-10 minutes walk from the station.
You can cycle from the centre of Amsterdam to the centre of Bussum, at an easy pace, in less than 2 hours. Most of the route has separate cycle lanes.
Bussum is easilly reached by car. The A1 passes all around the town.
Use a bike or walk. A car will do fine too.
The neigbourhood called "Spiegel" is beautiful. Furthermore there are some parks that are worthwhile.
Have a walk on the meadows.
Go to Naarden and see the fort.
On of the best ways to see the country side around Bussum is by bike. A bike tour through 't Gooi is recommended.
- Filmhuis, 't Elcker Theater. This is a cinema that shows only cultural movies.
- Spant - a large theatre that also serves as a congress centre.
- Smugglers - a club and to get in you need to be a member or you need to be introduced. You could give it a try though since it is the only place to really dance.
- See a sports game. There are plenty of sportsclubs that often have good games during the weekend.
- There is a good climbing hall in Bussum.
- Las Brassas, Brinklaan 62. Serves decent Belgian, Dutch and French cuisine at reasonable prices.
- El verano, Herenstraat 8-10, Bussum, ph: 035 6932960. Serves a decent meal for a reasonable price.
- Archibald Schimmelpenninck, Brinklaan 25, Bussum, ph: 035 6943030 (crossing Generaal de la Reylaan and Brinklaan) A grand cafe with a really nice atmosphere
- Jan Tabak Amersfoortsestraatweg 27, 1401CV Bussum. Luxurious dinner and also a hotel.
Most pubs are around the train station.
- Cafe de Jaargang Stationsweg 6, 1404 AN Bussum, ph: +31 (0)35 - 6933483. Near train station.
- Cafe de Peuk, Stationsweg 8 1404 AN Bussum, ph: +31 (0)35 - 6945666. Popular cafe, near the train station
- De Boemel, Herenstraat 45, 1404 HC Bussum, ph: +31 (0)35 - 6937543. Popular bar south of the centre.
- De Kraan Popular bar south of the centre.
- Inn The Mood Popular with non-youth. In the city center.
- Murphy's Adventure Pub Generaal de la Reijlaan 49, 1404 BP Bussum, ph: '+31 (0)35 - 6921415. Irish pub
- Cafe 't Raedthuys, Landstraat 78 (Eastside of Centre, next to Townhall), ☎ +31 35 6913983, .
- Jan Tabak, Amersfoortsestraatweg 27, 1401CV Bussum.
- Hotel Bastion (near Station Bussum-Zuid) Struikheiweg 3, 1406 TK Bussum, ph: +31 (0)35-6920558 (fax: +31 (0)35-6920582)  Rooms from €78 pppn.
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