White beaches along the coast, historic cities, and unique natural formations – the Netherlands is a small country full of amazing places and attractions. Are you looking for inspiration for an unforgettable vacation? Let us take you to the most beautiful places in the Netherlands.
Floating on the Giethoorn
It’s one of the most romantic places in the Netherlands: the Giethoorn. It is called the “Venice of the North” because of its idyllic waterways and countless bridges. Rent a canoe or a motorized sloop and float along, enjoying the picturesque houses and green surroundings. Tip: visit Giethoorn off the peak of the tourist season for a relaxing time in nature.
Dutch Glory in Zaanse Schans
Take a step back in time with a visit to Zaanse Schans. This picturesque village, also an open-air museum, recreates the Netherlands of the 18th and 19th centuries. Take your best selfies in front of the colorful tree houses, watch old-fashioned crafts being made, and learn how to make your own clogs to create a one-of-a-kind keepsake.
The Deserted Island of Marker Wadden
It’s no exaggeration to say that Marker Wadden is the Dubai of the Netherlands. The man-made island of Markermeer is made of sand, clay, and silt and contributes to restoring a nature reserve. The area is well developed, and several holiday houses offer a wonderfully relaxing island holiday. This is one of the most beautiful places in the Netherlands, where you can spread your towel on the sand and wake up to the sound of chirping birds.
The Enchanting Amersfoort
Take a stroll through the old town and walk through the romantic canals, historical monuments, and charming streets of one of the most beautiful cities in the Netherlands. The most famous attraction is the fairytale Coppelport, but Amersfoort, the most beautiful shopping town in the Netherlands, is also a great place to shop. You can also get into the nature of Utrechtse Heuvelrug and Veluwe in no time at all. A perfect blend of city and relaxation.
Walk and Breathe the Fresh Air in Texel
From sunbathing in mid-summer to breathing in the fresh air in autumn, the Texel is one of the most beautiful places in the Netherlands all year round. The unique landscape of the Wadden coast is more than just a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can experience nature at its best in the Texel Dunes National Park, where dunes, beaches, forests, heaths, and salt marshes alternate with each other. A visit to Texel Island is not complete without encountering the energetic seals. Nature at its best!
The Ancient City of Nijmegen
Did you know that Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands? A walk through the city will take you back to the city’s tumultuous history, to World War II, and even to the time of the Romans. However, don’t just go to Nijmegen to learn about history. The town also has plenty of great bars, nightlife, and trendy boutique stores. So, how about an afternoon of wine tasting at a nearby vineyard as well? Cheers!
Deer Watching in De Hoge Veluwe National Park
In De Hoge Veluwe National Park, Mother Nature seems to be having fun. This impressive nature reserve offers many different landscapes, from colorful wetlands to dense forests, so don’t be surprised if a deer jumps out at you while you’re out for a walk. Put on your hiking boots or hop on a steel horse and cruise through the unspoiled nature of the Veluwe, or enjoy the peace and quietness away from the crowds.
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