The Top Attractions in the Netherlands

Most visitors to the Netherlands will choose Amsterdam as their destination of choice, and although Amsterdam may be home to many of the best attractions in the Netherlands, there are other places that are of interest to tourists. The many flower fields and windmills spotted around the countryside, make sightseeing in the Netherlands a colorful, pleasant experience without having to leave the comfort of a luxury coach.

Amsterdam often referred to as the “Venice of the north” because of its many canals, has long been important in the fields of art and culture. Being the home to Van Goth, Rembrandt and Anne Frank’s Diaries it has a wealth of exhibits for its museums.

1:Canals of Amsterdam

Canals of Amsterdam

Canals of Amsterdam

One of the most popular Netherlands tourist attractions is a cruise on the canals of Amsterdam. This allows visitors to see many of the sights on the banks of the Amstel River, the quaint bridges and harbor area, whilst gently passing on a glass topped boat. The same cruises taken at night under candle light are also popular.
2:The City of Diamonds

The City of Diamonds

The City of Diamonds

For over 400 years Amsterdam has had a close association with Diamonds and in some circles is referred to as “The City of Diamonds”. The city still has a dozen diamond cutting establishments and at Coster Diamonds it is possible to see a demonstration of Diamond cutting. “Cut in Amsterdam” is still considered a sign of excellence in the Diamond trade.
3:Kinderdijk

Kinderdijk

Kinderdijk

No trip to Holland would be complete without photos of windmills for your album and at Kinderdijk, 25 km from Rotterdam there are 19 that were built in 1740 to assist with water management in the country. They have been kept in perfect working order and a visit here will give an insight into the life of a family at that time.
4:Efteling

Efteling

Efteling

Efteling is Holland’s biggest and best known theme park and ranks as one of the best in Europe, confirmed by its millions of visitors each year. Originally built in 1952, as “World of Wonders”, it now consists of four separate realms, each with their own themed rides and attractions.
5:Afsluitdijk

Afsluitdijk

Afsluitdijk

Afsluitdijk is a 32 km dike, originally completed in 1933 to transform the Zuiderzee(Southern Sea) into a freshwater lake. It is now also a motorway connecting two provinces and crossing it can afford some spectacular views.
6:Kuekenhof

Kuekenhof

Kuekenhof

Kuekenhof is an experience not to be repeated anywhere else in the world. Covering an area of 32 hectares, this historic park as well as having 2700 trees is full of Tulips, Hyacinths and Daffodils. The unique flower displays in the various pavilions are truly stunning. The gardens are open mid-March until mid-May.
7:Valkenburg aan de Geul

Valkenburg aan de Geul

Valkenburg aan de Geul

Valkenburg aan de Geul is a small municipality that has been popular with tourists for many years. Visit mines and caverns with drawings from the Roman days. It is home to the highest castle ruins in the Netherlands, casino, two theme parks, a cable car and a toboggan run. Cycling tours are both above ground and underground through the mines.

Just outside of Maastricht are vineyards first planted by the Romans. Taking a tour of these vineyards will include tasting some of the excellent wines like Pinot Noir, Riesling and Muller Thurgau.

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