Vreeland is a village in the municipality of Stichtse Vecht, located in the northwest of the Dutch province of Utrecht on the crossing of the Utrechtse Vecht river and the provincial road Vinkeveen-Hilversum (N201). Vreeland has about 1800 inhabitants and is originally a city. The city was granted city rights in 1265, but these were demolished at the end of the 16th century.
Around 1253 the castle 'Vredelant' was built on behalf of the Utrecht bishop Hendrik van Vianden. On the border of the diocese of Utrecht and the county of Holland, the bishop built this castle on a slightly elevated spot in the landscape along the Vecht, at the present Klei. The final Vredelant knows a messy past and has played a major role in Dutch history. The Hofstede Groenevelt is also worth visiting. This house was presumably built in the 15th century.
Vreeland is located in the Vechtstreek, which is named after the river Vecht. Vreeland is surrounded by various peas, such as the Loosdrechtse and the Kortenhoefse Plassen. The river and the peaks are used for water recreation. There are also several cycling routes throughout the village, which makes it a tourist attraction in good weather. There are two important hiking trails through the village, the Floris the Fifth Road and since 2004 the Waterline Trail.
In summer there is a tourist hustle on the water and on the land. Almost every season, there is a party or party, such as an autumn market, a Christmas market and not to be forgotten. If it is cold in the winter, the surrounding peaks and the Vecht are estimated.
Since the beginning of the 21st century there is a polo center just outside the village, where polo-horses are trained and cared for. There are also polo competitions a number of times a year.