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Top 10 activities for the hot summer days

It’s still blazingly hot in the Netherlands, but that doesn’t mean that we should stop having fun. We should be using this time to do the 10 activities that I have gathered which are ideal for hot summer days. You’ll be having fun working with the heat instead of against it. So let’s start with all of these fun activities.

Have a day at the beach or the pool

Let’s begin with getting the obvious out of the way because everyone knows that the beach or a pool is the best place to be on these hot days. You have constant access to cooling down and you can work on your tan.

You can fill this one in however you like. It can be a girl’s day with cocktails in a beach bar, a romantic beach picknick with your boyfriend or a day at the local pool with your family. Or do all three of them, it’s not like the heat is going anywhere.

Free stock photo of food, water, trees, table

Visit a waterpark

When you want to take a pool day to the next level, then you need to visit a waterpark. You are never too old to go to a waterpark, they are just too much fun. You can go swimming, try all the slides or tan in the summer sun. You are bound to have a lot of fun.

See a movie at the cinema

A movie doesn’t sound like a very summertime thing to do, but there are few places cooler than the cinema. If you want to escape the heat for a while, then this is where you want to go. You can enjoy a movie, a snack and the coolness of a good air conditioning.

Get ice-coffee or ice cream

Who doesn’t love ice-coffee and ice cream? I wouldn’t be able to think of someone. So take whoever you want to spend the day with to a place where they have one of these cold and delicious desserts to cool down a bit. Have a talk, enjoy the cold food and the afternoon will be over before you know it.

Read with your feet in water or ice

Reading is a very relaxing thing to do when it’s hot, it takes very little effort. It feels even better when you’ve got cold feet because cold feet will make your entire body cool down. So, sit outside and dip your feet in a bucket of cold water, or of ice, depends on how cold you like it.

Have a water fight with your family or friends

Getting your physical activity in when it’s this hot outside feels impossible, but a water fight is a good option. You’ll probably be running around, so you’ll get your cardio, and you’ll be cooling down from all the water that’s hitting you. On top of this, you’ll have some quality time with the people you love. It’s a triple win for you.

Kid's Plating Water on Grass Field during Daytime

Nap outdoors

I don’t know about you, but the heat makes me feel very drowsy, so all I want to do is sleep. Sleeping is very good for you, so why don’t you try to take a nap in the beautiful outdoors. It will probably be cooler outside when you don’t have an AC. Make sure to nap in the shadow, otherwise, you might wake up like a lobster

Go indoor ice skating

If you want to be cool, then you should hit the ice. It won’t be far as busy on these ice skating rinks than it is during winter. In the Netherlands, some ice rinks won’t be open during the summer, but if you’re lucky enough to find one that is, then you should definitely go.

Have a cocktail party

So, I did this the other night, and it was so much fun! Perhaps a bit too fun but that’s beside the point. Cocktails are typically cold drinks, with plenty of ice, so you will be able to cool down while enjoying the drink. You can get really creative with these cocktails and think of your own recipes, it guarantees a night of fun.

Person Preparing Rum Drink

Have a carwash

If you want to make some money with the help of your younger siblings and cousins, then this is what you need to do. You can ask people in your neighborhood whether you can wash their cars for a small fee. The continue spraying of a hose will make sure that all of you get wet and cool down.


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  1. Great post, I’m always looking for fun ideas to enjoy the warm weather. Which of these is your favorite summer activity?

    1. I would be torn between the cocktail party and a day at the beach, both are so much fun 🙂

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