There are plenty of interesting locations for drone use in the Netherlands. However, when flying with drones you will have to take more things into account. For example, it is not allowed to fly anywhere with a drone. So always check before you visit one of our locations whether it is allowed for you to drone here. By far the best way to do that is to use the map at GoDrone. I have selected my personal top 5 drone locations and here they are..
Kasteel de Haar
The fairytale De Haar Castle is located in the Utrecht village of Haarzuilens. The castle has drawbridges, castle towers, a large moat and a beautiful castle garden. Kasteel de Haar is the largest castle in the Netherlands. With a drone you can clearly see how large and impressive this structure is. If you want to photograph the entire castle, keep sufficient distance.
Puzzle Piece Island
A very popular location among drone pilots. You may have already seen several photos of this. Puzzle piece island is located in the Maarsseveense Plassen. As the name might suggest, the island is built in the shape of a puzzle piece. You can take good photos of this funny island with the drone, because the shape is clearly visible from the air.
The Scheveningen pier, a notorious pier, because it has been completely neglected for years. The pier fell into further disrepair and was eventually closed completely in 2013. But since 2015, the pier has been reopened and is once again the crowd puller it once was for Scheveningen. You can bungee jump, go on the Ferris wheel, fly down a zipline, there is a gym and so on. There are even plans to create suites in the iconic building at the end of the pier so that you can really sleep at sea. This place is visited by many photographers and the photos show why.
The lonely Oak
We are going back to the Utrechtse Heuvelrug, because there is another drone gem there. The lonely oak is what the name already reveals, an oak that stands alone in the center of the Sterrenbos near Amerongen. This starry forest was created in the late 1700s and is shaped like a wagon wheel with 8 spokes. The lonely oak is located at the highest point of the Amerongse mountain.
After serious decay, the wood within the circle was felled in 2004 and the eight spokes were replanted with new beech trees. Since then, the oak has once again stood out in the center of the circle. This is already a beautiful sight from the ground, but just wait until you hang your drone above it.
We have often spoken about the fortified village of Bourtange and that is not surprising, because this is a beautiful village. However, the village is even more special from above, because you can clearly see that the village has a star-like shape.