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Holland: flat out delightful

Netherlands Destinations

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The Netherlands Your Way

Pick out some unique wedding china in Delft, home of Holland’s famous Blue pottery, or Delftware. A romantic town full of quaint churches and pretty canals, Delft is also Vermeer’s birthplace, the painter who created Girl with a Pearl Earring.
Prepare for an afternoon picnic together by heading first to the Alkmaar Cheese Market, where displays of world-class cheese are tended to by traditionally garbed vendors. Performances demonstrating how cheese rounds were once carried and inspected before sale are real crowd pleasers.
Family playgrounds
One of the most recognizable children’s book characters in the world, Miffy is one of Holland’s cutest exports. The Dick Bruna House in Utrecht is dedicated to the little rabbit and her creator.
Not only is Efteling Holland’s largest and best-known theme park, it’s also one of the world’s oldest, dating back to 1952. Made up of four themed areas—the Fairy Realm, the Adventure Realm, the Alternative Realm, and the Travel Realm—it’s fun for the whole family.
Travelling with friends
Spend the day with your friends exploring the heath, sand dunes and woodlands of Hoge Veluwe National Park. Ride around on the free bikes, and keep your eyes open for deer, wild boar and foxes before checking out some lesser-known Van Goghs at the Kröller- Müller Museum. The largest and most prestigious of its kind in Holland, the Rijksmuseum is an Amsterdam must-see attraction tourists love. From Rembrandt to Hals, it houses over 400 masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age.

Guided Tours in Netherlands

Paris & Essential Netherlands
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    Paris & Essential Netherlands

    Eclipsed by capitals such as Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam are regional towns awaiting to show their charm. Discover the beautiful coastal town of The Hague, and Gouda; Lille in France and Koblenz in Germany where you will travel along the Rhine on a river cruise.

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  • Amsterdam Architecture: Stunning Canal Houses in the Netherlands

    By DREW GOUGH / 08 October 2015
    Amsterdam’s Jordaan neighbourhood is an open-plan museum of both modern design and historical Amsterdam architecture, whether it means to be or not. The houses, sitting so low along the canals and tidy streets, often feature full-floor, street-level windows that allow intrepid (read: nosy) Canadian passersby to gaze in.

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  • Five Can’t-Miss Amsterdam Museums in the Netherlands

    By HELEN SUK / 20 July 2015
    Tulips and wooden clogs may be synonymous with the Netherlands, but in Amsterdam museums take the spotlight, featuring historical exhibits and the works of both Dutch and international artistic giants. If you are an art lover or a history buff, make yourself at home in these five Amsterdam museums.

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  • Experience the Real Amsterdam: From Nightlife to Shopping & Food

    By DANIELLA ETIENNE / 19 February 2015
    There are so many reasons to love Amsterdam, from the picturesque alleys and warm-hearted Dutch people to the vibrant culture, great shopping and vivacious Amsterdam nightlife. Amsterdam has been referred to as the cultural capital of the Netherlands and is home to many great attractions: the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House and a network of historic canals, to name a few.

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  • Europe, a Festive Continent: A Closer Look at European Festivals

    By SABRINA AUBUT / 25 February 2015
    Koningsdag means King’s Day, although the holiday was called Queen’s Day up until last year. Queen Beatrix abdicated on April 30, 2013, so King’s Day was celebrated for the first time on April 27, 2014 in honour of her son Wilhelm-Alexander’s birthday. During King’s Day, boats filled with people wearing orange clothing and makeup (in honour of the royal family, descendants of the House of Orange-Nassau) cruise along the canals.

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