This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Uden. To help you make friends with Uden before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Uden, Netherlands, is a small town in the east of the province Noord-Brabant. The famous Dutch painter Piet Mondriaan lived in Uden for a year in the early twentieth century and was inspired by the mills and landscape in Uden and its surrounding area. The mill that Mondriaan painted (known as “De Molen van Uden”) which is one of Mondriaan’s famous paintings, can still be visited today. The windmill is still active and from the small shop inside you can buy fresh flour to make your own bread or pancakes.
The mill that inspired Piet Mondriaan is not the only mill that can be visited in the region. The local Tourist Information Office has put together a route along a selection of mills that passes through several authentic villages. The route can be obtained from the tourist information and is best done by bike, which can be rented in town, or your Uden, Netherlands hostel can possibly help you with renting a bike. Uden, Netherlands, is a town where you can de-stress from the city life. From Uden there are plenty of hiking and cycling tracks around the region.
From a cultural perspective it is worth visiting Vluchtoord Uden, which was a refugee camp in during World War I. More than fifteen thousand refugees lived at this camp that consisted of wooden barracks, a schools, church, hospitals, and shops. In recent years, a memorial site was revealed that can be visited.
There are not many hostels in Uden, Netherlands. Not many tourists visit Uden, so it's not always a lack of availability, but sometimes your Uden, Netherlands hostel is rented out by bigger groups, so check in advance if they have free beds. Your Uden, Netherlands hostel is located at the edge of the town, next to the highway. Nevertheless, it is only one kilometer away from the town centre and even less to the mill. From Uden there are direct buses to the bigger cities in the region -- Eindhoven and Den Bosch.
Written by local enthusiast for Uden hostelsMartin Straatman