While Netherlands is synonymous with its strikingly liberal capital city of Amsterdam, there are plenty of less publicized and little-known destinations that are worth exploring. From charming, old-worldly town centers to fascinating museums to seemingly endless flowers fields, there’s just no escaping Holland’s smooth, relaxed and effortless magnificence. Luxury shop at The Hague or go museum hopping in Haarlem or enjoy a slice of the culturally diver Groningen’s history. Here are our recommendations for the top 8 places you just can’t afford to miss in the Netherlands.
One of the continent’s most visited tourist destinations, Amsterdam is celebrated worldwide for its intensely liberal atmosphere, lively party vibe, the much publicized red light district and cannabis. Home to more than 1500 eminent buildings, the city also features other striking architectural elements such as bridges and canals (60 staggering canal miles snaking through Amsterdam). Go history hunting at the Rijksmusuem Museum or enjoy an unforgettable evening at Prisengracht (superb for food crawling, art viewing, shopping and café hopping). Click On the Next Button to See Next.