The beautiful town of Zeist and its surroundings are characterised by the woodlands of Utrechtse Heuvelrug, lakes, canals and other water features. Zeist is close to the A12 and A28 motorways and Driebergen-Zeist railway station, which offers direct connections to Utrecht Central Station and Amsterdam Zuid.
With an alluring combination of village ambience and chic urban amenities, Zeist has a fine range of shops, a theatre, a cinema, a hospital, hotels, restaurants and various sports clubs for both young and old.
At the end of the 17th century, Willem Adriaan van Nassau-Odijk built Slot Zeist castle. It determined the layout of Zeist with its gardens and (at the time) the panoramic view.