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Things to do in Netherlands

Travel to the Netherlands

Netherlands, also called Holland, is iconically known for: windmills, tulips, and Amsterdam- often the first European city backpackers head to- to take in the Van Goghs as well as their famous coffee shops that sell much more than just freshly roasted beans. What is lesser known about this forward thinking nation and excellent English speaking population is the beauty of some of its other cities, including Rotterdam and Groningen. Many of the smaller villages in Holland are quite charming, with homes whose porportions and style border on the fairytale. In fact, the Dutch people are oft remarked to possess an overall beauty. The Dutch have a healthy respect for personal choices and bicycles are are their preferred mode of transportation. When you visit the Netherlands, you may hear people say the word ‘lekker’ and that’s a good thing. It means, ‘tasty’ and ‘delicious’! When you think of the Netherlands, don’t forget to include Aruba, Curacao and the Caribbean into the mix, they are Dutch (and lekker) too!

Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of the most romantic cities in Europe and a perfect destination for a weekend getaway. If you arrive after the sunset your first impression of Amsterdam will be of a city lit by yellow street light, so that your first image is of people sharing a bottle of wine on one of the houseboats in the canals, and the first sound you here is the happy murmur coming from the bars. Read more about Amsterdam…

Eindhoven

At first glance, Eindhoven is just like any other modern metropolitan city in the Netherlands. But this seemingly modern city is actually one of the oldest in the country and this industrial center actually has a lot of green spaces. Read more about Eindhoven…

Groningen

Groningen is a city located in the northern part of the Netherlands. Its downtown still contains amazing architecture, some of which dates back to medieval times. All throughout the city are bustling shopping streets, interesting museums, and quaint restaurants. Read more about Groningen…

Maastricht

Maastricht is located in the southern end of the Netherlands and is just a few miles from Belgium and Germany. It is popular for its historical town center, excellent cuisine, eclectic shops, and diverse culture. Read more about Maastricht…

Rotterdam

Aside from having one of the world’s busiest ports, Rotterdam also sits at the crossroads of major road, air, and rail transportation systems in Europe. The city has beautiful modern architecture sprawled at the city center, plus a variety of holiday destinations in and out. Read more about Rotterdam…