4 reasons to live in Zeist

Zeist is a hidden gem located in the middle of the Netherlands and right next to the metropolitan Utrecht. If you are not yet convinced by its central location, Zeist has more to offer than just a town with an ideal location in the Netherlands.

#1 Excellent accessibility and utilities in the Utrecht province

Located in the east of Utrecht, it takes you no longer than 20 minutes to reach Utrecht city center by both public and private transportation. Therefore, traveling to Utrecht for working, studying, or entertaining purpose is not a big deal for people living in Zeist!

For students at Utrecht University or Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, finding a residence in Zeist would be a great option to reduce and escape the housing crisis tension in Utrecht and save up your money. Although this is a small town, it has all the amenities just like a big city does. In Zeist, nothing could stop you from enjoying your life to the fullest!

#2 Close to nature

Are you looking for a place to be worry-free from the hustle and bustle atmosphere? For dwellers who are into the wild in the Utrecht region, welcome to Zeist!

forest in Zeist
In Zeist, forests and natural parks are just a stone's throw from your home.

Since Zeist is bestowed upon forests and natural parks such as Utrechtse Heuvelrug, Zeisterbos, Bosmeertjes, and Wihelminapark, it has nothing but fresh and open air. Especially in Utrechtse Heuvelrug – the second largest forest area in the Netherlands, you can go cycling, hiking, horse riding, or camping at the same place. This natural complex is also home to some hotels and restaurants, while historical villages and castles are around the corner. It would be perfect to spend a rest day in Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park during the weekend, summer, or autumntime. Immersing yourself in nature is a mindful practice to escape and clear out any burden in the daily stressful life.

#3 A perfect town for children

For young families looking for a green and peaceful living environment to raise their children, Zeist should not be left out of the list. Various indoor and outdoor playgrounds, cultural houses, and animal farms with many family activities can be found here. For example, Kinderboerderij De Brink is a great place for you and your kids to come close to nature and have farming experiences in a petting zoo for free.

In addition, kindergartens and primary schools in Zeist are also well-known for their excellent teaching quality.

#4 Rich historical values

Founded in 838, Zeist has an admirable heritage with historical estates and castles. Although more than 1000 years have gone by, the ancient and royal vibe is still running in the veins of Zeist.

When visiting this town, you should not miss Slot Zeist – an outstanding representative of the Dutch Classicism style. It was built in the 1670s on the ground of the original castle (Kasteel Zeist) by a descendant of Prince Maurits van Oranje - Willem Adriaan van Nassau.

Fun fact: Before turning into a residential and resort town, Zeist was popular in the 19th century as the residence of wealthy people in the Utrecht region.

Do you want to rent your new home in Zeist?

Our building Lorentz is located in the gorgeous, wooded area of Utrechtse Heuvelrug. Check out our available rentals on the Residences page.


written by Hang

As a travel freak who moved from Hanoi to Eindhoven, I love spending my day discovering new angles of this city and learning about the country from the locals. Hopefully, my articles would help you step-by-step entering the world of Dutch culture and make your every day in the Netherlands ‘a great stay’!