Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

The Netherlands is known for its picturesque canals, windmills, tulip fields, and historical cities. Some must-visit places include Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, and the beautiful countryside.

Don’t miss out on exploring the famous Dutch art, including the works of Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Van Gogh. Experience traditional Dutch culture through events like King’s Day (Koningsdag), where the country celebrates the King’s birthday with vibrant street parties and flea markets.

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Amsterdam: The capital city and a must-visit destination known for its charming canals, historic buildings, world-class museums, and vibrant nightlife. Explore the Anne Frank House (map), Van Gogh Museum (map), Rijksmuseum (map), and take a boat tour along the canals.

Rotterdam: A modern and dynamic city famous for its innovative architecture, including the iconic Erasmus Bridge (map) and the Cube Houses (map). Visit the Rotterdam Markthal (map), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (map), and enjoy the bustling food and art scenes.

The Hague (Den Haag): The political capital of the Netherlands and home to the Dutch government, royal palaces, and international institutions. Don’t miss the beautiful Binnenhof (map), Mauritshuis art museum (map), Madurodam miniature park (map), and the seaside resort of Scheveningen.

Utrecht: A charming city with a rich history, featuring picturesque canals, medieval buildings, and a lively atmosphere. Climb the Dom Tower (map) for panoramic views, visit the Rietveld Schröder House (map), and explore the vibrant café and shopping culture.

Maastricht: Located in the southernmost part of the Netherlands, Maastricht is a picturesque city known for its historic architecture, cobblestone streets, and lively squares. Visit the Vrijthof Square (map), St. Servaas Basilica (map), and explore the city’s many art galleries and museums.

Haarlem: Just a short distance from Amsterdam, Haarlem is a lovely historical city boasting a magnificent old center with plenty of monumental buildings. Explore the Grote Markt (map), Frans Hals Museum (map), and take a stroll along the canals.

Delft: Famous for its distinctive blue and white pottery, Delft is a charming city with beautiful canals and historic architecture. Visit the Royal Delft factory (map), the Old Church (map), and explore the quaint streets lined with shops and cafes.

Keukenhof: Located near Lisse, Keukenhof is one of the world’s largest flower gardens and a true Dutch icon. Admire the stunning displays of tulips and other spring flowers in a beautifully landscaped setting.

Kinderdijk: A UNESCO World Heritage site, Kinderdijk is famous for its 19 windmills, which are an iconic symbol of the Netherlands. Take a bike ride or boat tour to explore this unique and picturesque landscape.

Giethoorn: Known as the “Venice of the Netherlands,” Giethoorn is a picturesque village with no roads, only canals and footbridges. Take a boat tour through the idyllic waterways, visit the museums, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

 

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Tiqets is an online booking platform for museums and attractions that connects travelers worldwide with more ways to experience culture.

The Netherlands has a rich cultural heritage, and many tourists visit to explore its historical cities, museums, and landmarks. From the historic canals of Amsterdam to the medieval streets of Utrecht and the royal palaces in The Hague, there is no shortage of cultural experiences.

The Dutch art scene is renowned worldwide, and art enthusiasts flock to the Netherlands to admire masterpieces by famous Dutch artists like Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Van Gogh. Museums such as the Rijksmuseum (map), Van Gogh Museum (map), and Mauritshuis house (map) exceptional collections. ⇒ The Museum Quarter in Amsterdam / Top 10 most visited museums in the Netherlands (netherlands-tourism.com)

The Netherlands is famous for its cycling culture, and tourists can rent bikes to explore the country’s picturesque landscapes, including tulip fields, windmills, and rural areas. National parks like Hoge Veluwe offer opportunities for hiking, wildlife spotting, and enjoying nature. ⇒ Dutch cyclist union “Fietsersbond”

+ natuurkampeerterreinen.nl — here you can find camping sites. travelidu.com – has the largest collection of vacation rentals in the Netherlands. + Center Parks • Landal Greenparks • TopParken

Water Tourism: With its extensive network of canals, rivers, and lakes, the Netherlands is an ideal destination for water tourism. Visitors can take canal cruises in Amsterdam, enjoy boating trips in Friesland, or explore the picturesque waterways of Giethoorn.

Locations: Windmills can be found throughout the Netherlands, with some regions known for their concentration of well-preserved windmills. The following places are popular for windmill sightseeing:

Kinderdijk (map): A UNESCO World Heritage site near Rotterdam, Kinderdijk is famous for its 19 windmills, offering a picturesque landscape and a glimpse into Dutch water management.

Zaanse Schans (map): Located near Amsterdam, Zaanse Schans is an open-air museum with well-preserved historic windmills. Visitors can explore the mills, witness traditional crafts, and learn about the region’s industrial heritage.

Schiedam (map): Known for having the tallest windmills in the world, Schiedam is located near Rotterdam. The windmills here were traditionally used for producing gin and grinding grain.

Molen de Adriaan (map): Situated in Haarlem, Molen de Adriaan is a historic windmill that serves as a museum and offers panoramic views of the city and the river.

Public Transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in Netherlands.

OV Reisplanner – All public transport companies.

All public transport in the Netherlands (buses, trams, metros and trains) use contactless smart cards called ⇒ OV-chipkaart

Also сheck оut мore info: Public transport in the Netherlands (holland.com)

BUS: FlixbusConnexxionArrivaQbuzz

TRAIN: Information about trains can be found at the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS, Dutch Railways) + NS — International App, which includes a trip planner which uses the latest information about train delays and detours. (*Rail travel in the Netherlands)

AIRPORT: Schiphol Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. It is 15 km (9.3 mi) southwest of Amsterdam. It’s a point of interest in itself, being 4 metres below mean sea level.

FERRY: Amsterdam Central Station (map). Waterbus Rotterdam & Dordrecht >> waterbus.nl. + AFerry.co.uk.

CYCLING: routiq.com – Route planner. The best online routeplanner for cyclists can be found at a wikiplanner made by volunteers of the Dutch cyclist union “Fietsersbond”.

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Wherever you visit in the Netherlands, you can experience the riches of the water. Boat tours run through the canals and rivers in many cities, and historic harbors give a fascinating insight into the Dutch Golden Age. Take part in sailing, rowing and many other wind and water sports around the country.

Most importantly, take the time to enjoy the Netherlands’ unique landscapes that have been shaped by the water over centuries. With almost a third of the country below sea level, the Netherlands is proud of the riches of its waters, its maritime history and idyllic harbors. However, the Dutch haven’t always had an easy relationship with the water. The challenges the country faced led to the development of unique and ambitious water management projects that earned global acclaim.

⇒ video source: Visit Netherlands / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

If you are coming to the Netherlands you should always check if you need a visa and, if so, what type of visa. Applying for a visa.

www.9292.nl

A popular journey planner for public transport in the Netherlands. It provides real-time information on train, tram, bus, and metro schedules.

iamexpat.nl

While primarily targeting expats living in the Netherlands, also provides articles and resources about Dutch culture, customs, traditions.

IamExpat: While primarily targeting expats living in the Netherlands, IamExpat also provides articles and resources about Dutch culture, customs, and traditions. It covers topics such as festivals, holidays, etiquette, and social norms.

DutchReview is an online magazine that covers a wide range of topics related to the Netherlands. It offers articles on Dutch culture, society, history, food, and lifestyle, providing an entertaining and informative perspective.

The Meertens Institute is a research center for Dutch culture and language. Their website features resources on Dutch folklore, dialects, names, and customs.