©

Nederland trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Itinerary planner

+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner USA  /  Texas  /  Texas Gulf Coast  /  Nederland

Nederland

4.3
Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nederland is a city in Jefferson County, Texas, United States. The population was 17,547 at the 2010 census.The city was settled in 1897 along what is now Boston Avenue and incorporated in 1940. It was settled by Dutch immigrants on land sold by the Kansas City Southern railroad. It is part of the Beaumont−Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. Nederland is also a part of an area known as "the Golden Triangle," which comprises Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange. The city is adjacent to the Jack Brooks Regional Airport in Port Arthur, which serves the nearby cities of Beaumont and Port Arthur.GeographyNederland is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.7sqmi, of which, 5.7sqmi of it is land and 0.18% is water.It is about 90mi east of Houston.HistoryNederland was founded in 1879 by Dutch settlers as a repayment for financial services of Dutch bankers who financed the Kansas City Southern railroad line that runs through the center of the city (Nederland, which literally translates to "Lowland" (non-plural), is the Dutch name for the Netherlands which means "low lands"). The more prominent families were named Rienstra, Doornbos and Van Oostrom, and their descendants still live in the area today. Tradition says they were attracted to the flat coastal terrain that reminded them of their homeland (although the heat most certainly did not). The downtown area continues to bear its English and Dutch street names today.
Plan your trip to Nederland and other United States destinations using our handy United States travel route website.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Nederland

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Nederland

Specialty Museum
Dutch Windmill Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
©
Specialty Museum
Tex Ritter Park
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Nederland

©
Wildlife Area
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge Anahuac
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
©
Wildlife Area
Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary High Island
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
©
Park
Fort Travis Seashore Park Port Bolivar
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
Playground
Tugboat Island Port Neches
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Places to visit with Nederland

San Antonio Trip planner BEST FOR: Shopping, Historic Site, Theme Park Austin Trip planner BEST FOR: Government Building, History Museum, Entertainment Center Fredericksburg Trip planner BEST FOR: Winery / Vineyard, Military Museum, Geologic Formation Houston Trip planner BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Science Museum, Ballet Dallas Trip planner BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Garden, Aquarium