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Top 10 Destinations to Visit in Netherlands

The Netherlands is famous for being the country of windmills, beautiful canals, flower fields, great cheese, and traditional wooden shoes. It is located mainly below sea level in northwest Europe. Even, being a small country, there are many top destinations must-see in the Netherlands. So, in this article, I will be helping you to select the top destinations you must visit in the Netherlands. I hope this article would help you to visit the peaceful country, the Netherlands. Ten places that everyone should visit while traveling to the Netherlands. In this article, you will find places to visit in the Netherlands.

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10 of the Best Places to Visit in Netherlands

Leiden Canals

This place is famous for being the oldest university in the Netherlands, and it is the birthplace of Rembrandt. Also, it has beautiful canals which add more stars to this location. The two sectors of the Old Rhine enter Leiden Canals from the East side and get attached to the center of the city, which contains many more canals. The view to the Leiden Canal is:

Leiden Canals Places to Visit in Netherlands

Keukenhof garden

Keukenhof’s garden consists of the flowers like tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and even other spring flowers. It is known as the world’s largest flower garden, and in the actual sense, it is the promotion of the Dutch flower industry. We can say that approximately seven million flower bulbs are planted per year. You can have a visit to this garden from the last week in March to mid-May. This place is one of the top destinations must-see in the Netherlands. The beautiful Keukenhof garden is demonstrated below:

Keukenhof garden netherlands places to visit

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Rijksmuseum is located in Amsterdam and is the largest and most famous museum for the art and history of the Netherlands. It consists of a large collection of the paintings of the Dutch golden age and also the works of Vermeer and Rembrandt.

Rijksmuseum places to visit in netherland

Hoge Veluwe

This place is located in a big area where there is a facility for using bicycles for free and much of the area inside is inaccessible by car. There is also a museum inside known as Kroller-Muller which has an extensive collection of paintings by Vincent van, Gogh. The Hoge Veluwe is the largest continuous nature reserve in the Netherlands which consists of heathlands, sand dunes, and also woodlands. The major point of the attraction here are 1700 white bikes which are free to use.

Hoge Veluwe best places to visit in netherlands

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Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and is considered the greatest rival of the city of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. It is the largest and busiest ports in the world. Many things make Rotterdam the liveliest and most dynamic city in Europe. It is known for the gorgeous waterside setting, its unique, cutting-edge architecture, eclectic feel, and vibes of the University. Its lively nightlife and active cultural scene make this city the top destination must-see in the Netherlands. There are many things and sayings that describe the rivalry between Rotterdam and other cities. One of those saying is which the most popular is: “Amsterdam has it, but Rotterdam does not need it.”

Rotterdam netherlands best places to visit

Maastricht Vrijthof

The Maastricht is the capital of the Limburg province in the southeastern part of the Netherlands, which is very near to both Germany and Belgium. It is the most popular shopping destination and is famous for the largest Saint Servatius Church and Saint Jan’s Cathedral. Vrijthof and festivals host the majority, festivals also include autumn and winter festivals. Also, there are places like different historical monuments, theaters, romantic cobblestone streets, and a variety of bars, restaurants, and sidewalk cafés.

Maastricht Vrijthof netherlands best places to visit


Dutch picturesque windmills are a major part of the attraction in the Netherlands. This mill makes the Netherlands a unique place for a vacation. There are more than 1000 old windmills in the Netherlands at present. Among them, there are 19 windmills of 1740 which is one of the most famous spots in the Netherlands. To watch, this is a real adventure. From April to end of the October, one of these generators is open and will let allow you to explore the Windmills. It resides 15 km from Rotterdam, and it is very easy to travel by any transportation means from Rotterdam during the tourist season.

Kinderdijk netherland places

The Efteling Park

The Efteling Park is divided into four sectors namely: Fairy Realm, Adventure Realm; full of thrilling rides, amazing Alternative Realm, and beautiful Travel Realm. It had established in 1952 in the little town of Kaatsheuvel in the southern Netherlands. Efteling is famous and the oldest theme park and largest Park compared to Disneyland of California. It also has enough general entertainment, enough hotels, and restaurants. This place is also considered to be one of the top destinations must-see in the Netherlands.

The Efteling Park netherlands places to visit

Alkmaar cheese market

Alkmaar cheese market is a famous attraction in the Netherland. It is held every year in Waagplein square in Alkmaar. It is situated in the province of the North-Holland, 40 Km Northwest of Amsterdam. The demonstration of the world-class cheese, great medieval decors, and vendors wearing traditional costumes are seen every Friday from 10 am until 12:30 pm. These things are mashed up into one journey of the Dutch traditional culture and rituals. Alkmaar cheese market has now an excellent reputation in the area, and it is a noticeable part of the Dutch culture.

Alkmaar cheese market top places to visit in netherlands

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Delta Project

Delta project has work that consists of dams, sluices, locks, dikes, and storm surge barriers. The most important thing to know about this project is that, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Delta Project places to visit in netherlands

As we are aware, the Netherlands has many destinations that attract tourists to take a vacation. So here mentioned was the list of the targets that we considered as the top destination must-see in the Netherlands. The vacation that you plan should always be memorable, so it is important to choose such goals that will help you make your vacation memorable. I hope this article will help you to select and visit the best destinations in the Netherlands. Wish you a very happiest and most adventurous journey to the Netherlands.

Author Bio:
Jessica Kim – I am an ultimate travel enthusiast and the founder of Justanomadiclife. I am 26 years old-something, fun, passionate, and free-spirited individual who set up ‘Justanomadiclife’ life blog as my public diary to document all of my amazing personal travel experiences which hopes to provide answers to your travel questions and (hopefully) inspire you to go places.

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