TOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO IN THE NETHERLANDS

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Top 10 Attractions in The Netherlands

The Netherlands is a small, flat and watery country. It is a land full of cities, villages and people. Typical Dutch are flowers, mills and clogs. Our country has a rich history. This is still visible in historical buildings and museums. We also have beautiful nature with forests, heaths, dunes and beaches. All this Dutch can be found in this top 10 list.

10. Castle De Haar

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Near Utrecht is Kasteel De Haar. The castle was designed by the famous Dutch architect, PJH Cuypers, who also designed the Rijksmuseum and Central Station in Amsterdam. The building of the castle took place at the end of the 19th century. It is a rebuilding of the medieval house De Haar. It gives an idea of ​​how life was before, full of luxury, comfort and preciousness. Not only the castle is impressive, the huge park around it is spectacularly laid out. The castle and the park are now open to the public daily. Many activities are organized throughout the year.

9. The Delta Works

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The province of Zeeland was hit by the watershed disaster in 1953. The water in Zeeland then increased to extreme height, causing 1836 people to survive. This disaster could happen because many of the islands and peninsulas in the province are below sea level. After the year 1953, it became necessary to protect this low country against the sea at a rapid pace. The Delta Plan was drafted. In this plan, the Delta works have been elaborated. That is a defense system to protect against high tide from the sea.Many spectacular storm floods, dams, dikes and locks were built. The Delta works are an ingenious state of mind and are therefore declared as one of the seven modern world wonders.

8. Van Gogh Museum

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Vincent Van Gogh was one of the world’s best-known artists. He lived from 1853 to 1890. He is famous for his paintings of landscapes and self portraits. Many of his works have been collected at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The gallery and museum contains a collection of 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 letters. There are also works of his contemporaries. Approximately 1.5 million visitors visit the museum every year . There is not only a lot to see but also a lot to do, such as workshops and activities for all ages.

7. The windmills in Kinderdijk

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Between Rotterdam and Dordrecht lies the famous Kinderdijk . In this place there are nineteen polder mills built in 1738 and 1740 with the aim of pumping the water from the low polder. On foot or by bike, the mills are the best to see. One mill is also visible from the inside. The mills have been on UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997. The area is also a protected village view.

6. Anne Frank Museum

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At the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam is the house where thirteen-year-old Anne Frank and her family were subjugated during World War II. In this house is now the Anne Frank museum. Here you will find a lot of information about the life of the Jewish girl Anne, obtained from the diaries written by her in that time. In the restored house you will find the famous backhouse as original as possible. This is the place where Anne and her family subjugated from 1942 to 1945. Anne died just before the end of the war, but her diaries remained. It has been translated into no less than 51 languages. Anne Frank became world famous.

5. Valkenburg

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In the far south of the Netherlands lies the historic town of Valkenburg in a hilly landscape. Here is a castle ruin on a hill. There are also marl caves, Roman catacombs, the oldest open air theater in the Netherlands and other castles. In this area you can enjoy the rich history of walking and cycling. There are also many restaurants, terraces and tourist shops in the town. Many events are organized throughout the year. The town is famous for its cycling events.

4. The Rijksmuseum

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TOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO IN THE NETHERLANDS

Since the beginning of 1809, art has been collected at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. It is therefore not strange that there are now over seven million artworks, including 5000 paintings in more than 250 rooms and 35000 books in a huge library. There are many masterpieces in the museum. You can also get an idea of ​​the development of art and culture in the Netherlands. The Rijksmuseum has a large collection of traditional Dutch handicrafts, medieval sculptures and modern art. There are many activities and workshops for young and old in the museum.

3. Hoge Veluwe National Park

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The Netherlands’s largest national park is the Hoge Veluwe. This park is located in the province of Gelderland between Arnhem and Apeldoorn. The park consists of an area of ​​13800 hectares. In the north are mostly forests, where many deer and reed live. Also here is the Kröller Müller museum, with a large sculpture garden. Further to the south is the dune area, alternating with heath and forest. This area is known among the birdwatchers, here are many birds to discover. Both the foot and the bicycle is the Hoge Veluwe to explore the many hiking and cycling trails.

2. Keukenhof

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On the outskirts of Lisse lies the Keukenhof . This is the largest public garden in the world. The garden is famous for its fields full of colorful flowers. Here are more than 700 kinds of tulips and thousands of hyacinths, crocuses and daffodils. Here is also the largest outdoor flower show in the world. There are also several restaurants and exhibitions in the park. For children, there is also plenty to do at the children’s farm, in the maze and in the playground.

1. Amsterdam canals

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Amsterdam is famous for its many canals. Here you can go by boat or by boat. The canals of Amsterdam are largely located on small, quiet streets and steps. One of these neighborhoods is the famous Grachtengordel. Here are many small bridges and 17th century houses. These tall, narrow, spacious houses are also called canal houses. Besides houses there are also small boutiques, cafés, hotels and colorful gardens on the streets.

TOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO IN THE NETHERLANDS

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