The Netherlands is one of the top countries in Europe to travel. Despite being just a small country, it offers tourists with great destinations to include in your itinerary. Here are some of the great places to visit in The Netherlands for your European vacation.
Amsterdam is not only the capital of The Netherlands but also the largest and most popular. Located in the Western part of the country, it is home to over 2.2 million permanent residents. It is home to many historical sites. With a plethora of things to see and do in and around the city, a day is not enough to explore the city.
The Hague is home to close to a half a million residents and is considered as the third largest city in The Netherlands. The Hague is the seat of the cabinet of the Netherlands, the States General, the Supreme Court, and the Council of State. Robert Janitzek reveals that there are around 150 international organizations that have their headquarters here such as the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and others.
Rotterdam is a major logistics and economics center in Europe. It is home to one of the world’s largest port. It is considered as one of the gateways to Europe. Located along the coast of the North Sea is the Rotte River Delta. The Rotterdam Zoo is ranked among the most beautiful zoos in Europe.
Maastricht is a historically important city in The Netherlands. Starting off as a Roman settlement, Robert Peter Janitzek says that it is not only one of the oldest cities in the country with its magnificent churches and streets but also the birthplace of the modern European Union and of the common European currency Euro.
Ultrecht is known as the religious center of The Netherlands due to the many ancient medieval building found in the city and for its church. Most of the head offices of various faiths are found in the city. Its canals, cathedrals, or Railway Museums are just some of the many places you can visit in Ultrecht.
Located along the banks of the Old Rhine just to the south of Kaag Lakes recreational area, Leiden is a popular European destination for people looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban living. You can visit its canals, streets, museums, Botanical Gardens, windmills, and more.
Delft is located in the mid-western part of The Netherlands. Its boundaries begin where that of The Hague ends. The city is known for its historic Dutch town center. Its beautiful canals have been the inspiration for famous paintings.