Netherlands

Travel Guide
Holland Casino showing a river or creek, a ferry and a city
Taste acclaimed cheeses, wear wooden shoes and cycle beside canals past quaint villages in this traditional treasure in the heart of Europe.

The Netherlands has a modern capital city in the midst of charming villages and a flat countryside. Endless tulip fields, traditional farmsteads and pretty canals have inspired some of the most iconic painters for centuries. On the northern coast, relax on the beaches and clamber up the dunes.

Among the world’s most progressive and liberal cities, Amsterdam is known for marijuana cafés, legal prostitution and a cycling culture. Take a boat along the labyrinthine canals that meander beneath cobbled lanes and bridges. Go to the Anne Frank House, where a young Jewish girl wrote her famous diary while hiding from the Nazis during World War II.

Visit the Red Light District in the De Wallen neighborhood to see the streets of window displays containing male, female and transgender prostitutes. Learn about the history and culture of the city around the grassy plaza of Museumplein, where you will find some of the city’s best museums. Admire the classic works of art by Rembrandt and van Gogh among other masters in the Rijks Museum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum.

The Hague is the seat of government, with fancy palaces and the majestic Binnenhof or Inner Court. Wander through the pleasant seaside city and view some of the Netherlands’ most important sights. Nearby Rotterdam has a vast river harbor and a thriving nightlife scene. Take a cruise through the port and visit the modern art galleries.

Travel north to the quaint historic town of Zaanse Schans for some of Holland’s most traditional customs. It has windmills, wooden houses, cheese workshops and a clog factory. Notice the charming farms that continue to thrive following old Dutch traditions. A little east is Edam, where you can taste its iconic cheese.

The country lies in the central northern part of mainland Europe, between Germany and Belgium. Fly to the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and get around by rail or car.

The Netherlands is an enchanting country where quaint traditions continue to influence today’s society.

Popular cities in Netherlands

Amsterdam which includes heritage architecture, street scenes and night scenes
Amsterdam
Known for Museums, Biking and Boating
Wander around a fairy-tale lattice of canals and captivating neighborhoods, where old-world charm is fused with modern luxury and world-famous nightlife.

Reasons to visit

  • Anne Frank House
  • Dam Square
  • Heineken Experience
Rotterdam which includes street scenes, a city and shopping
Rotterdam
Known for Shopping, Business and Museums
The second largest city in the Netherlands not only has a lot to show in terms of modern architecture, it also has great nightlife and countless museums.

Reasons to visit

  • Erasmus Bridge
  • Euromast
  • Maritime Museum
Beestenmarkt showing a small town or village and a river or creek as well as a large group of people
The Hague
Known for Dining, Business and Family-friendly
Shop till you drop in the city centre, visit the former residence of Princess Beatrix and discover the museums of this versatile city which is a stone's throw from the seaside

Reasons to visit

  • Peace Palace
  • Scheveningen Beach
  • Scheveningen Pier
Maastricht featuring night scenes, a bridge and a river or creek
Maastricht
Known for Art, Cafes and Cathedrals
Visit the most southerly and burgundian city in the Netherlands. It's a great place for museums, forts and shopping.

Reasons to visit

  • Vrijthof
  • Market
  • St. Servaas Church
Utrecht showing a river or creek, a house and a small town or village
Utrecht
Known for Dining, Shopping and Business
Get away to romantic Utrecht! Enjoy the museums, local cuisine and university life.

Reasons to visit

  • Dom Church
  • Oudegracht
  • Rietveld Schroder House
Eindhoven
Eindhoven
Known for Dining, Shopping and Business
Eindhoven is in the southeast of the province of North-Brabant. It's a compact city and an excellent destination for a weekend of culture and shopping.

Popular places to visit in Netherlands

Netherlands

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