Amsterdam, the national capital, is situated roughly 85 miles (137 kilometers) to the west of Nieuw-Amsterdam, while Haarlem is 95 miles (153 kilometers) to the west.
Vacationing in just one place, no matter how popular, will only ever furnish you with a narrow glimpse into the wider rhythms and life-ways of a region. So be sure to savour the Netherlands' other sights and attractions. Journey 14 miles (23 kilometers) northeast to Hardenberg, where you can check out the Oudheidkamer Museum and Theater de Voorveghter.
Approximately 5 miles (8 kilometers) to the north of Nieuw-Amsterdam is Emmen, a regional city which is home to Dierenpark Emmen, Emmerdennen Hunebed and Veenpark. Orvelte and Ellert en Brammert are among the many other points of interest here that should be included on every visitor's itinerary.
You'll find a few moments of transcendence at the Netherlands' cathedrals. Enjoy a little local culture amid the great outdoors at the region's much-loved gardens, open-air exhibits and open-air museums.
Hot air ballooning is the perfect activity for visitors longing to bring out their more adventurous side. Delve into a side of the Netherlands most visitors don't see by spending time with a local guide on one of the cycling tours, guided nature walks and city walking tours.
When it comes time to put away your camera and say "Dag", you'll have heaps of photos, mementos and memories to last a lifetime.