If you think of the Netherlands, flowers, windmills and wooden shoes come to mind – but Holland has so much more to offer! Enjoy a beach walk along coast or a cycling tour of the Veluwe. Experience the hospitality of North Brabant, the authentic charm of the Hanseatic cities and the Achterhoek in eastern Holland. Immerse yourself in Dutch culture in the modern metropolises, historic cities, and picturesque villages in the west.
The Netherlands is the ultimate destination for cycling thanks to its flat landscape, mild climate, short distances and wonderful infrastructure. It's safe, easy and great fun! More than 37,000 kilometres of bicycle paths are waiting for you throughout the country. So if you want to see more of Holland, one of the best ways to do so is by bicycle.
The Netherlands (or Holland) may be a small country, but it’s packed with world famous icons. Discover the bulb fields, windmills, cheese markets, wooden shoes, canals of Amsterdam, masterpieces of Old Masters, Delft Blue earthenware, innovative water-management and millions of bicycles. Find out more about these and other typical Dutch highlights with a visit to the Netherlands.
Discover the Netherlands in every season. Summer, winter, spring and fall. Every season in the Netherlands has its own charm. Enjoy the typical Dutch flower fields in spring or go for a walk along the Veluwe's flowering heather in the fall. Show off your skating skills in winter or be a beach bum in the summer. Celebrate the Dutch seasons!
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Gouda is world famous for its cheese and syrup waffles. Take a tour along the beautiful canals, wander through narrow picturesque streets or check out the action at the Gouda cheese market.
Rotterdam is a city of many faces: a tough port city, a trendy nightlife city, a sophisticated shopping city, and a hip artistic city. Above all, Rotterdam is the architecture city of Holland that stimulates innovation. Its skyline is always changing. There are many things to do amid Rotterdam’s skyscrapers.
Visit the world-famous 17th century capital of Holland. Enjoy the historic buildings, beautiful museums, and pleasant ambiance. Go for a boat tour on the canals, stroll through Vondelpark, and go shopping in the inner city. Amsterdam is a unique city!
Utrecht is the lively, beating heart of Holland. It was built around the Dom tower, which you can see from any point in the city, so there is no way you can get lost in the attractive, car-free city centre.
The Hague is the only big city with a beach directly on the North Sea coast. The city boasts many monuments, chic hotels, and a political heart. The tram will convey you from the city centre to Scheveningen and Kijkduin in just twenty minutes, where you can enjoy the sun, beach and sea..
Groningen, capital of the eponymous province in the northern part of Holland, is a lively city that has much to offer in terms of culture and events, beautiful historic monuments like the Martini Tower, great shopping districts for a wonderful shopping spree, and excellent restaurants.