Discover a selection of 249 holiday rentals in Gelsenkirchen that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and garden. Prices start at £ 38 per night, and flats & apartments and houses are popular options for a stay in Gelsenkirchen. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Lively Gelsenkirchen will entice you

Enjoy the area's opera, culture and live music with a rental holiday home in Gelsenkirchen. This city's football games, zoo and rock climbing draw many visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Gelsenkirchen

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Gelsenkirchen a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • ZOOM Erlebniswelt (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Golf Club Schloss Horst (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Cranger Kirmes (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Alpincenter Bottrop (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Indoor Skydiving Bottrop (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Tierpark und Fossilium Bochum (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Gelsenkirchen

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Gelsenkirchen. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Stadtgarten (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Tetrahedon Bottrop (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Grugapark Botanical Garden (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Baldeneysee (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Seaside Beach Baldeney (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Bochum Botanical Garden (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Gelsenkirchen

The nearest airport is in Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.), located 21.1 mi (33.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Dortmund (DTM), which is 22.4 mi (36.1 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Gelsenkirchen Central Station, Gelsenkirchen Zoo Station and Gelsenkirchen Buer Süd Station are the main stations in the area. You can see more of Gelsenkirchen by catching a ride on the metro at Gelsenkirchen Rotthausen S-Bahn, Schloss Horst U-Bahn or Buerer Strasse U-Bahn.

Can I find a vacation rental around Gelsenkirchen?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 249 vacation rentals near Gelsenkirchen. From 214 flats & apartments to 22 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Gelsenkirchen for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.