The Netherlands is the smallest country in Europe but it has lush landscapes, medieval towns, and modern cities. It’s rich in cultural and natural dynamics. You have opportunities to sightsee everywhere. Thanks to its small size, reliable road, and rail network, it’s very easy to move around. City hopping in the Netherlands is one of the things tourists love to do. Today, we have compiled a list of the cities you must visit in the Netherlands.
This is one of the most visited cities in Europe and the largest city in Amsterdam. Wandering the cobbled streets, taking photos along the picturesque canals, and seeing the iconic house boasts and bridges is something you can’t miss. You can go to the Jordaan neighborhood to see the old homes constructed in the 17th century. The Dam Square is another stop you have to make. It is home to world-known museums including the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh. From there you can take a walk to Moco Museum for modern and contemporary arts. You can use this kortingscode moco museum (Dutch for discount!).
This is a medieval city where old architecture has been well preserved. It’s often not crowded and you’d love taking walks along the streets especially in the Old Town area. Then there is the Cathedral Square where the spectacular Domkerk stands. You can have a tour here and go up the tower or underneath the square to see the Roman fortress. You can also visit Museum Speelklok, the Central Museum, or the Railway Museum.
You can’t miss Rotterdam on your travel itinerary. It’s one of the largest and busiest ports in the world. Most freight in all of Europe passes through this port. Most of the city was destroyed during the war so most of the architecture is newer. While in this city, visit the Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk church built in the 15th century, Boijmans Museum, and the popular cube houses. But most important, don’t forget to have a boat ride for a Europoort harbor tour.
Well, nothing tells you you’re in the Netherlands than a field of tulips. Keukenhof (Garden of Europe) is the leading tulip-growing enterprise and it’s located 40 minutes away from Amsterdam by road. During spring, these park-like growing tulips are the perfect backdrop for your selfies. It is among the world’s largest public gardens. You may be lucky to be a part of the locals’ annual flower parade as the flowers bloom. Oh! Be sure to visit the museum in Lisse dedicated to preserve the history of these important flowers.