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The beauty of this flat country, with its quilt-like cover of farmland, canals and flower fields, inspired painters centuries ago and still draws in the crowds.

Experience the contrasting mix of medieval and modern architecture, traditional and liberal culture, dunes and meadows in the Netherlands. The country still offers familiar images of tulips, coffee shops, windmills, clogs and cheeses, but there are also many other charms to discover in the country’s 12 different provinces.

Despite its small size, 17 million people call the Netherlands home. To see the sights, catch public transport or do as the Dutch do and cycle everywhere. Make the most of the tens of thousands of kilometers of designated cycling paths to explore pastoral areas, pockets of forest, historic river cities and tiny North Sea islands.

Start with the marvels of the multicultural capital Amsterdam, where central Dam Square, the anything-goes red light district of De Wallen, and the Anne Frank House are just some of the highlights. Take a cruise of the picturesque canal district with cobblestone streets and leaning gabled houses. Visit Museumplein to see works by Rembrandt, Vincent van Gogh and other masters at the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum.

Take the train north to Zaanse Schans, a conserved historic town, to see windmills, a cheese and klompen (clogs) factory and wooden houses with thatched roofs. Some northern Dutch farmers here still live in a traditional way.

Don’t miss the seat of government, The Hague, a stylish city with royal palaces, an impressive parliament square and fun seaside boulevard. Taste typical Dutch cheeses in Gouda or Edam, two fine historic cities. After a cruise through the massive port of Rotterdam, see its modern art museums and eclectic contemporary architecture or visit a trendy nightclub. End your tour in the south, in the medieval city of Maastricht, and explore the Saint Pietersberg Caves.

From anywhere in the Netherlands, it’s only a short trip to Belgium and Germany. With Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam being the gateway to the rest of Europe, you can fly to any other European country in just a few hours.

Popular cities in Netherlands

Amsterdam which includes heritage architecture, street scenes and night scenes
Amsterdam
Known for Museums, Biking and Boating

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Reasons to visit

  • Heineken Experience
    Heineken Experience
  • Anne Frank House
    Anne Frank House
  • Van Gogh Museum
    Van Gogh Museum
Scheveningen Beach
The Hague
Known for Dining, Business and Family-friendly

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Reasons to visit

  • Peace Palace
    Peace Palace
  • Scheveningen Beach
    Scheveningen Beach
  • Scheveningen Pier
    Scheveningen Pier
Basilica of Our Lady featuring religious elements, interior views and a church or cathedral
Maastricht
Known for Culture, Cafés and Cathedrals

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Reasons to visit

  • Vrijthof
    Vrijthof
  • Market
    Market
  • Bonnefanten Museum
    Bonnefanten Museum
Rotterdam which includes street scenes, a city and shopping
Rotterdam
Known for Shopping, Business and Museums

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Reasons to visit

  • Erasmus Bridge
    Erasmus Bridge
  • Euromast
    Euromast
Utrecht showing a river or creek, a house and a small town or village
Utrecht
Known for Dining, Shopping and Business

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Reasons to visit

  • Dom Church
    Dom Church
Arnhem
Known for Shopping, Biking and Museums

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Popular places to visit in Netherlands

Keukenhof Gardens
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Keukenhof Gardens

Venture to Vondelpark and Zandvoort Beach—just two of the top sights around Keukenhof Gardens, a city also notable for its restaurants and natural beauty.

Rijksmuseum
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Rijksmuseum

Explore The Netherlands’ largest publicly-funded museum, full of world-famous masterpieces.

Anne Frank House
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Anne Frank House

See where this courageous Jewish teenager and her family hid from the Nazis during World War II, and where she penned her famous diary.

Van Gogh Museum
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Van Gogh Museum

Delve into the life of this legendary troubled artist with this unique collection of works and mementos.

Dam Square
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Dam Square

Visit Amsterdam’s lively central square, a venue that’s seen both protests and celebrations.

Heineken Experience
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Heineken Experience

Love beer? Sample one of Holland’s most famous beers and learn about how it’s brewed in this interesting multimedia exhibition.