Netherlands, the land of mini pancakes and canals galore, is a nation packed with natural charm and pictorial landscapes. The country which is among the smallest in Europe has a diversified history and culture that dates back centuries. The 16th and 17th-century superpower is now full of life with liberal values, adventurous nightlife and a welcoming atmosphere that is sure to excite a visitor.
When in the Netherlands, visitors can tour the beautiful dutch cities. A visitor can enjoy the lovely cobbled alleys, savour the magical waterway canal boats experience or opt to city hop within the cities. The former villages, each with its own culture, are connected by an extensive transportation network that includes high-speed trains!
Some cities to visit when in the Netherlands are;
Roaming alongside the easily traversable on foot city streets that run parallel to the famous historic canals will help you see why this capital is a gem. Enjoy the iconic romantic bridges and houseboats, tour the old 17th-century buildings that stand out due to their smaller inner courtyards or opt to people-watch from one the plenty cafes along the canals.
One thing that Amsterdam offers in plenty though are top-rated world-class museums that are a haven to works of prominent masters like Van Gogh. Along with the Van Gogh Museum, others include Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. After a day of voyaging the city, you could hit one of the many bars and enjoy Amsterdams vibrant nightlife.
The beautiful old city, that lies on the banks of Maas River is not an attraction for traders only but also tourists. The multilingual and multicultural population (comprises students from all over Europe) of the earlier Roman establishment, differentiates the city from the other. While in the city, tourists are free to throng the life-thrumming streets that run between contemporary constructions and old architecture, huge cathedrals, trendy shops and spectacular old bridges. Be sure to catch the historic sites that include medieval town halls.
Rotterdam is a city of architecture connoisseur. During the second world war, the city suffered heavy damage. On rebuilding, the city authorities decided to resurrect it with the future at play. The outcome was a robust city with a canopy of post-war architecture and contemporary structures, innovative skyscrapers that leave designers in awe an admiration. Some of the structures to see are the Cube Houses and Nieuwe Luxor Theatre.
When at the address of Europe’s largest port, do not forget to appreciate the diversity it has to offer. Visit the city’s numerous museums, heritage attractions and dine and drink in the restaurants that dot the canal and cobble street city.
The city of Delft has emerged to be a top tourist destination due to its enchanting antiquated centre and charming canals that are dotted with brick bridges and bordered by beautiful trees. It is renowned for the unique blue, and white ceramics made there. One of the best sites in the city is a factory founded in 1653. There you can observe artists in the business and carry a delicate souvenir home.
If you get to the city, do not leave until the evening when the paths and canals are less used. Enjoy the quaint and peaceful atmosphere as you watch the canal’s water shimmer delightfully in the streetlamp light.
Utrecht is a city full of the medieval charm trapped in a modern soul. The city’s earlier design has been protected and is void of traffic to make it an ideal place to traverse on foot. One can also use the winding canals that twist their way to the centre where the strikingly beautiful Domkerk cathedral stands.
The city’s large student population, numerous diverse bars and restaurants make the city culturally diverse. Do not forget to tour the museums in Utrecht and the Domunder. The place is also smeared with affordable and cheerful bars in a serene environment ideal for relaxation. Utrecht also has cheap hotels.
The Dutch cities above stand majestic and wait for your arrival. Book your train or air ticket and visit the magical kingdom. Do not forget that there are many more cities within hours reach from each other that you could visit. Have fun.