As you can read on the rest of the website, cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague have a lot to offer during your trip. Also the coffee shops have a strong attraction to most tourist. But the popular tourist hotspots are typically a lot smaller in size and owe their popularity to cultural displays and customs which are typical for the Netherlands.
Basically every tourist to the Netherlands should have at least one of the Dutch windmill areas on his/her to do list. The two most well known areas are the Kinderdijk (Children dike) close to Rotterdam and the Zaanse Schans close to Amsterdam.
Kinderdijk windmillsMaybe one of the strongest stereotypes that exist abroad are the many windmills that can be found in the Netherlands. Despite using them mostly to generate energy these days, it's still worth the experience to visit the windmills at the Kinderdijk. The Kinderdijk windmills are [...] Continue reading about Kinderdijk windmills.
Zaanse Schans windmillsAt the Zaanse Schans there are many windmills with each its specific function. From sawing wood to milling flour, milling oil seeds to paint. The mustard and spices mill the Huisman (Houseman) offers a glimpse into the past of the Zaanse mustard (mustard from the [...] Continue reading about Zaanse Schans windmills.
In memory of the victims of World War II there are various memorials in the Netherlands that you can visit. The three mentioned below, Westerbork, Kamp Amersfoort and Kamp Vught are the prison camps of which the remains can still be visited and which have various expositions available to learn more about what took place.
Kamp AmersfoortAlso in the Amersfoort concentration camp many monuments have been built in memory of World War II. A tour of the area, where tens of thousands of prisoners were kept by the German police, allows you to explore these while the various information signs tell [...] Continue reading about Kamp Amersfoort.
Kamp VughtMerely 25 minutes away from Den Bosch you can find Kamp Vught, a former SS camp in World War II. Despite not much remaining of the camp except for the ruines of a crematory, a visit still gives you the opportunity to learn about the [...] Continue reading about Kamp Vught.
Kamp WesterborkIn Hooghalen in the province Drenthe you find concentration camp Westerbork where hundreds of thousands of people come to visit and to find the answer to the question "What has happened here?". In memory of the 102,000 prisoners that didn't return after leaving for a [...] Continue reading about Kamp Westerbork.
The Royal Family, tulips and the ongoing battle with the water are obviously 3 things in the Dutch culture that are impossible to ignore. And where better to discover all about these than in Paleis Soestdijk, in the Keukenhof and at the coast?