The Netherlands, (also commonly called Holland in English) is situated in Western Europe, on the North Sea. Most of The Netherlands is low and flat, with part of the country being below sea level, and this is where the famous Dutch dykes are in use.Amsterdam is capital city of The Netherlands and The Hague is the seat of government.
Many tourists only come to the Netherlands to visit Amsterdam. But Holland has plenty to offer outside its capital.
The Netherlands is a geographically low-lying and densely populated country. It is popularly known for its windmills, cheese, clogs (wooden shoes), delftware and goudapottery, dikes, tulips, bicycles, and social tolerance. A Parliamentary democracy, the country is also known for its rather liberal policies toward recreational drugs, prostitution, LGBT rights, abortion, and euthanasia.
Summer is considered the best time to visitHollandand enjoy a bike tour throughout the country or a restful time by the canals. But Spring is the time the tulips are in full bloom and The Keukenhof Flower Exhibition is a must stop.
The Netherlands is a vibrant, friendly country full of fascinating cultural sights and beautiful natural scenery. From its fun-loving capital of Amsterdam, to the historically-rich towns of Delft and Groningen, to its tulip- and windmill-strewn countryside, a holiday in the Netherlands is guaranteed to delight all visitors.
Canals of Amsterdam
Amsterdam's famous canal tours are an essential experience for visitors to the city, and continue to delight and amaze visitors from all over the world.
Church Oude Kerk, Amsterdam
A big and monumental church – De Oude Kerk (The Old Church) dominates over the Red Light District. Although originally built as a Catholic place of worship, today the Oude Kerk is one of the unique buildings expressing the national character of Dutch Protestantism.
Red lights district, Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a city renowned for its liberal attitude, and perhaps the best example about this is its legalized prostitution. In its famous Rossebuurt, or Red Light District, hundreds of girls ply their trade at “the world’s oldest profession” from behind glass windows.
Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is the largest museum in theNetherlands. It features a famous collection of works by Rembrandt (“The Night Watch”), Vermeer and Frans Hals as well as delftware, sculpture, Asian art and prints.
Dom Tower of Utrecht
The Dom Tower of Utrecht is the tallest church tower in the Netherlands. Those who wish to recapture the past but also have an eye for the present, should certainly climb the 'Dom' tower The city of Utrecht, with its inextricable combination of rich past and dynamic present, is a truly unique place to visit.
De Haar Castle
De Haar Castle, locally known as Kasteel de Haar, lies next to the village of Haarzuilens in the province of Utrecht in the Netherlands.
De Haar Castle is probably the most visited castle in the Netherlands,
The Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam
The Erasmusbrug ("ErasmusBridge") is one of modern Rotterdam's most famous sights. This 2,625 foot (800 meter) cable-stayed bridge is held up by 32 cables that attach to a 456-foot (139-meter) pylon.
Delft City Hall
The City Hall is one of the most beautifully decorated buildings in Delft. You'll find it at the same square of the New Church. This beautiful building is a historical and, royal heritage out of the Middle Ages.
The building is now a popular place for young couples to get married.
Dam Square, Amsterdam
Dam Square is the heart of historical Amsterdam. A 360 view across from the Royal Palace.
Kinderdijk is a village close to Rotterdam, which is famous for the high concentration of windmills.
the Keukenhof flower garden. Flower garden in the town of Lisseis, reputedly one of the world's largest flower garden. This beautiful flower garden built during the second world war, to be precise about the year 1949.
Van Gogh Museum
Art lovers and van Gogh fans must reward themselves with a visit to the Van Gogh Museum, one of Amsterdam's must-sees.