When you see those sprawling tulip fields and windmills, you will know you are in the Netherlands. The country drips with the artistic legacy of Van Gogh and Rembrandt and architecture from the Dutch Renaissance era adds to its romantic charm.
Known as the Red Light Capital of the world, Amsterdam allures travellers with the trademark canal ring structure and the bustling nightlife. Something for everyone, Amsterdam is the obvious first choice on every traveller’s Netherlands visit.
For those looking to immerse themselves into the history of this country with a glorious past, The Hague, also known as the “International city of Peace and Justice”, is a must-visit. It is home to 45 museums, each lending a different angle to the rich political past and present.
For those wanting a different Netherlands experience, Utrecht is the real deal. Easily explored on foot because of its size, the place is sparsely populated compared to other Netherlands tourist attractions. Built of canals big and small, the city is beautiful with a wharf at every corner. Slowly emerging as the cultural hub, it is home to the largest university of the country. It also boasts of the country’s best rail and road transport system.
If you are headed to the Netherlands, you don’t want to miss out on visiting the Van Gogh museum, the artist that lent his artistic voice to the country.
Anne Frank’s Secret Annex in Prinsengracht brings to life the memories of one of the world’s best storytellers. Here, Anne Frank hid for more than two years during WWII – it’s where she wrote her diary.
Canal cruises across the Netherlands offer breath-taking views of the country. To add that extra zing, go for semi-open boat tours where you can wine and dine the quintessential Netherlands way!
The fall season from March to May is the time when daffodils and tulips are in full bloom and it’s warm enough to travel. The summers from June to August is the actual tourist season, when the weather is ideal for sunny adventures and sight-seeing experiences.