Zaanse Schans is popular for its windmills. Thanks to its proximity to Amsterdam, it makes a great daytrip. Here’s all you need to know to plan your trip.
Amsterdam museums are some of the best in the world. Visit museums dedicated to history, Dutch masters, science and technology–whatever your interest, there’s bound to be a related museum to visit.
Assen city is a hidden gem in Drenthe. Visit the famous Drents museum, explore its forest from the Middle Ages, find a ‘secret beach’, and more!
Adding to the Netherlands’ rich history is the participation of various cities in the Hanseatic League. Find out the Hanzesteden (Hanseatic Dutch cities) that were part of this medieval collaboration to prevent piracy and promote maritime trade.
Zwolle, one of the historic Hanseatic cities in the Netherlands, is a great place to visit for museums, parks, church hopping, shopping, and dining.
Enschede may have experienced a lot of destruction over its history but the city survives and thrives. Visit its museums, enjoy its recreational parks, do some shopping, and be part of its bustling city center square.
Leeuwarden, the capital of Friesland, offers plenty of activities from huge recreational areas to museums, to centuries-old houses and moored ships, to leaning church towers.
Dutch King’s Day (Koningsdag) is when the Netherlands celebrates the birthday of King Willem-Alexander. On this day, the whole nation turns into one big, orange-themed birthday party complete with music festivals, flea markets, street parties, house parties, and more.
Texel island is a beach paradise, nature destination, marine hotspot, and water sports go-to place all rolled into one. It’s amazing landscape offers plenty of walking and biking routes as well.
The Tulpenroute (Tulip Route) is an amazing way to view acres of tulips farms in full bloom. Depending on the route you take, you can walk, bike, driver, or even sail through tulip farms.