Top 10 Places to Visit in Netherlands
Hardest decision to take while travelling to Netherlands is probably finding the best sightseeing places. There’re too many travelers’ destinations there in Netherlands that you may end up missing the most important places a list of top 10 places to visit in Netherlands. Stick to the list if you’re there in Netherlands for a quick trip and make sure that you enjoy all of these places well. Check out the list below.
Amsterdam is a unique city and the capital of Netherlands. Amsterdam city is in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. If you visit Amsterdam, then don’t miss to see Anne Frank Huis, Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Begijnhof and Oude Kerk. The new Heineken Experience is becoming a leading attraction and is a best way to spend an hour after perusing the city’s interesting museums.
Delft is one of the best-preserved, “historic” towns in the Netherlands. It is located between Rotterdam and The Hague. It is known for its canals, walkways, and Delft Pottery. The city’s best museum is the Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenof that features a fine collection of Dutch decorative arts. Most tourists do visit the Oude Kerk (Old Church) and Nieuwe Kerk. It is true! While visiting Delft you may not leave without visiting a shop, a boutique, or a museum full of Delft Blue.
Rotterdam is a city in the Dutch province of South-Holland. It is situated in the west of The Netherlands. Rotterdam is known as a city of architecture. Rotterdam is one of the Europe’s major ports. One of Rotterdam’s most famous attractions is the Euro mast, which is also known as Space Tower in English. This Space tower offers an exceptional view of Rotterdam.
Arnhem city is described in the book and movie “A Bridge Too Far”, involving a World War II battle for a bridge crossing the Rhine between the Netherlands and Germany. Arnhem is a large city in the east of the Netherlands on the banks of the river Rhine. Arnhem is linked to the World War II Operation Market Garden which is a good location for touring this battlefield area.
Hoge De Veluwe National Park
Nationaal Park De Hoge Veluwe is a Dutchnational park in the province of Gelderland near the cities of Ede, Arnhem and Apeldoorn. Park has beautiful scenery and a wide variety of plants and animals and provides habitats to extremely rare Red List species. Aside from the fantastic scenery, the Park is the site of the Kröller-Müller Museum, which has a world-renowned collection of nineteenth and twentieth century art.
Haarlem is one of Holland’s most attractive cities. It is located about 20km from the capital city of Amsterdam. It is also known as the “City of Flowers”. Haarlem’s city center is an architectural delight. The city offers culture, history and pedestriated shopping centers. While visiting Haarlem, be sure to visit the impressive St. Bavo’s Cathedral and its famous Muller organ that was played by Mozart and Handel.
Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. It is located in the eastern corner of the Randstad conurbanation. Utrecht is called Holland’s cultural treasure trove. Utrecht has a beautiful “Old Town”, fine canals, good quality restaurants and antique stores. In Utrecht, the Centraal Museum has the world’s largest collection of Rietveld, along with a fine collection of painting from the Caravaggists from the 16th and 17th century.
Leiden is a historic university town in the Netherlands. Leiden is also the birthplace of the famous artist Rembrandt. Leiden has 12 fantastic museums all in walking distance of one another. The Keukenhof, billed as the most beautiful spring garden in the world. It is open for touring only from mid-March through mid-May. If you are in The Netherlands at the time of the Spring Bulb Festival at Keukenhof, you may want to use Leiden as your base.
Maastricht is the southernmost city in the Netherlands. It is the capital of the province of Limburg. Maastricht’s Old Town is the main reason to visit this city. Maastricht contains some impressive buildings, plenty of old houses, lovely cathedrals and a spectacularly cobblestoned town centre. If you like to visit dark places, then you may be interested in seeing the St. Pietersberg Caves that underlay the city.
The Hague is a city in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. The Hague has a scenic core with a well-preserved history. The Hague has inherited many historic buildings and has a superb cultural legacy. The Hague city has several interesting museums, including the Municipal Museum, which features a significant collection of painting by Piet Mondrian.
Nijmegen is the oldest city of The Netherland. It is located in the province of Gelderland near the German border. Nijmegen is founded in 19 AD as ‘Noviomagum’. Nijmegen is well-known for its left-wing politics. The Valkhof Museum, on the Valkhof, has a permanent display of the history of Nijmegen.