Tourist attractions in the Netherlands

Before we discuss what tourist attractions in the Netherlands you must visit, let’s first discuss the country itself. Who doesn’t know the Netherlands. The country in the form of a constitutional monarchy government is directly adjacent to the sea to the west and north, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east. The height of half of the land is below sea level, causing most of the territory of the Netherlands to consist of lowlands. But even so, there are also mountains, sand dunes, and beautiful rivers that decorate and add to the beauty of the Netherlands.

Apart from beautiful natural conditions, the Netherlands also has many interesting tourist attractions. Each tourist spot in the Netherlands is unique. Now for those of you who have plans to vacation in the Netherlands, here are 10 recommendations for tourist attractions in the Netherlands that you must visit.

Kinderdijk Village

This village, which is famous for its 1,000 pinwheels, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Netherlands. This tourist spot in the Netherlands is located about 15 km from the city of Rotterdam, or rather in Alblasserwaard, South Holland Province.

The windmill is one of the icons of the Netherlands. The village of Kinderdijk was a lowland area, which was below sea level and very prone to flooding. Meanwhile, the propeller tower functions as a water pump to flow into the reservoir to the river.

Currently Kinderdijk Village is popular as one of the most visited tourist attractions in the Netherlands. You are free to enjoy the beautiful panorama of Kinderdijk by foot or bicycle. However, if you want to know more about the windmills that are there, you can visit the museum which is open every 09.00 – 17.30 (15 March – 31 October) and 11.00 – 16.00 (November – December).

In the summer (July) you can see the operation of the traditional Dutch-style water pump. Meanwhile, during winter, you can play ice skating because at that time the river water surface will freeze.

Amsterdam Canal

It is not complete if you have a vacation in the Netherlands without visiting the canal tours. These canals were built in the 17th century and are a symbol of the pride of the city of Amsterdam which has a very high cultural value. In 2010 UNESCO officially included the Amsterdam Canal as a world cultural heritage site.

The canals here are more than 60 miles (about 100 km) long. What’s interesting about this tourist spot in the Netherlands is that you can go around the city by walking along these canals. There are 1,500 bridges plus around 1,500 monumental buildings which will certainly provide a unique and different vacation experience for you.

 

Keukenhof Flower Garden

After a water tour on the Amsterdam Canal, now is the time for you to pamper your eyes by visiting the Keukenhof Flower Park. For information, tulips from the Netherlands are tulips with the best quality in the world. In March – May, the countryside in the Netherlands will turn into a vast and beautiful flower field that will certainly spoil your eyes. The types of flowers planted in the Keukenhof Flower Park include Tulips, Sakura, Orchids, Roses, Lavender, and other subtropical plants.

With an area of ​​about 32 hectares, this flower garden is divided into several types of gardens that have their respective styles, including:

Nature Garden : A garden that combines tall trees, bushes, a small lake, and a variety of tulips, chrysanthemums and more.

English Landscape Garden : The garden is characterized by a walkway with ornate flower plants on the side.

Japanese Garden : The combination of the Keukenhof Flower Garden with a Japanese garden.

Historical Garden : A garden that has a collection of ancient flowers.To be able to enjoy the beauty of this tourist spot in the Netherlands, you can go around using a boat that will take you along the river that surrounds the Keukenhof Flower Park. There are also pavilions, restaurants, Dutch snack sellers, and souvenir sellers in this tourist area.

Peace Palace

This one place is actually an administrative building that is often used by the United Nations (United Nations) as a meeting place. In addition, this place is also used as a place for special activities regarding international policy and law. The Peace Palace has a building design that resembles a fairy tale palace. No wonder this place deserves to be one of the tourist attractions in the Netherlands that you must visit.

 

Maastricht Vrijthof

Maastricht is a city located in the southernmost part of the Netherlands. Whereas Vrijthof is the large Servatius Church and Saint Jan’s Cathedral located in the town square of Maastricht. This place regularly holds the biggest festivals throughout the year, including the fall and winter festivals.

 

West Frisian Island

It is a group of islands stretching from the Netherlands towards Denmark. Here you can stay in a cottage that has been provided or you can also cycle around the island through a route with a distinctive landscape and camping. There are also various types of restaurants, pubs, galleries, places to sell souvenirs, farms, agricultural land, and also the beauty of the sunset and its amazing natural scenery.

 

Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum is the largest and most prestigious museum of art and history in the Netherlands. Inside there are various collections of paintings from famous Dutch maestros and various other countries in the world. In addition, in one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Netherlands, there is also a collection of old books as well as a collection of classic photography. This museum has Dutch-style architecture with neo-gothic elements for decoration.

 

Leiden Canals

The city of Leiden is one of the cities in the Netherlands that offers a variety of amazing treats. Here there are lots of interesting attractions that are a pity to miss. One of the interesting tourist attractions in the Netherlands in the city of Leiden is the Leiden Canal.. You will explore the beauty of the city of Leiden through this boat tour

Bloemenmarkt (Floating Flower Market)

It is a flower market that has existed since 1862. Today Bloemenmarkt has succeeded in becoming one of the most famous tourist attractions in the Netherlands and has also been approved by UNESCO as the only floating flower market in the world. This floating flower market occupies transparent stalls floating along the Singel Canal. Because it is located on the edge of the Singel Canal, this Bloemenmarkt is also called Bloemensingel.

In this flower market, you can find almost all types of flowers including tulips which are available in various colors. Bloemenmarkt is open every day, but with different opening hours. On Monday – Saturday this tourist spot in the Netherlands is open from 09.00 to 17.30, while on Sundays it is open from 11.00 – 17.30.

If you are a flower fan, you can put Bloemenmarkt on your list of interesting tourist attractions in the Netherlands and must be visited when you are on vacation in the Netherlands.

De Waag

De Waag is a beautiful building that resembles a castle and is located in Nieuwmarkt in the center of Amsterdam city center.  In this area there are about 20 cafes, restaurants and coffee shops, so it is very suitable for sitting or hanging out casually. In addition, the open area near the area often hosts an organic groceries market every Saturday and an antique market every Sunday in the summer.

 

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