The Netherlands is the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This tiny populated country lies in Western Europe. Much of its part is reclaimed from the sea with around half of its land lying below sea level. Holland is the official capital of the Netherlands; however, many of the tourists come here explore the beauty of Amsterdam. This country is beautifully crisscrossed with canals, classic windmills and the flat landscape is just perfect for cycling with historic town centers with other tourist spots sprinkled across the country. In the north and west, there is a long coastline marked by miles of sandy beaches and protective dunes. During the spring season the flower gardens become the greatest tourist attractions in the country offering a bold spectacle of vibrant colors. If you are planning a trip to the Netherlands and wondering which places you must visit, then read on to this article to know about the famous tourist attractions of this country!. For best on Netherlands tour visit EaseMyTrip.com
Canals of Amsterdam
The famous canals of Amsterdam trace their history of establishment since 17th century and during the Dutch Golden Age. There are three main canals, namely, Prinsengracht, Herengracht and Keizersgracht form concentric belts around the city that is known as ‘the grachtengordel’. At present, there are more than 100 KM (60 miles) of canals and 1,500 bridges. Moreover, you can an opportunity to explore 1550 monumental buildings alongside the main canals.
Known as the largest flower garden in the world, Keukenhof Gardens is the mainly a chance of promotion for the Dutch flower industry. Believed to be approx. seven million flower bulbs are planted in the park every year. The garden doesn’t only have tulips, but also daffodils, hyacinths and other spring flowers on display. These gardens are open from the last week in March to mid-May. It used to be amongst the most popular shooting locations of Bollywood movies like Silsila and many more. As a matter of fact, Keukenhof Gardens is one of the most visit tourist attractions in the Netherlands.
Delft City Hall
Located in Delft, the City Hall is a stunning Renaissance style building on the Markt square across from the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church). Formerly designed by the Dutch architect ‘Hendrick de Keyser’, it was highly changed through the centuries and was later, restored during the 20th century to its current Renaissance appearance.
Leiden is renowned for being the oldest university in the Netherlands and its beautiful canals. This place was also the birthplace of Rembrandt. The two branches of Old Rhine enter Leiden from the east and unite in the city center that also contains many smaller canals. The old center of Leiden is one of the prevalent 17th century town centers in the Netherlands apart from Amsterdam.
Hoge Veluwe National Park
The Hoge Veluwe National Park is known to be one of the largest uninterrupted nature reserves in the Netherlands. This national park consists of heathlands, woodlands and sand dunes. There is a museum ‘Kröller-Müller Museum’ displaying the large collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh within the park. The park cannot be reached by car therefore; bicycles are available for free to visitors for commutation.
Apart from these, Kinderdijk, Rijksmuseum, Maastricht Vrijthof and Delta Project are some of the popular tourist attractions to be visited in the Netherlands.