Destinations

Haarlem

City and municipality in North Holland, Netherlands

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Efteling

fantasy-themed amusement park in Kaatsheuvel in the Netherlands

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Eindhoven

City and municipality in North Brabant, Netherlands

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Kinderdijk

farm village in the Netherlands

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Amsterdam

capital and largest city of the Netherlands

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South Limburg

region in Limburg, the Netherlands

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The Hague

municipality in the Netherlands, seat of the Dutch government

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Texel

municipality in the Netherlands

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Maastricht

municipality in the Netherlands

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Rotterdam

city in the Netherlands

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Groningen

capital city of the province of Groningen, the Netherlands

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Noordoostpolder

Noordoostpolder (literally "northeast polder") is a municipality in the province Flevoland, Netherlands. The whole area consists of reclaimed land in the north of Flevoland. Most travelers will be heading for Schokland, a former abandoned island that has been declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main settlement in the municipality is Emmeloord, with about 25.000 inhabitants.

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Zaanstreek-Waterland

region in the Netherlands

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Zaanse Schans

neighbourhood of Zaandam, Netherlands

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Utrecht

municipality in the Netherlands

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Nijmegen

municipality in the Netherlands

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Leiden

municipality in South Holland, Netherlands

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Lisse

municipality in South Holland, the Netherlands

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Delft

municipality in the Netherlands

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Sights

Rijksmuseum

Dutch national art museum in Amsterdam

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Zeeland

province of the Netherlands

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North Brabant

province in the Netherlands

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Gelderland

province of the Netherlands

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North Holland

province of the Netherlands

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Amersfoort

municipality in the province of Utrecht, the Netherlands

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Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

art museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Kröller-Müller Museum

art museum and sculpture garden in Otterlo, Netherlands

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Alkmaar

municipality in the province of North Holland

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Van Gogh Museum

art museum in Amsterdam

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Gouda, South Holland

municipality in South Holland, the Netherlands

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Schiedam

municipality in the Netherlands

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Apeldoorn

municipality in the Netherlands

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Aalsmeer

municipality in North Holland, the Netherlands

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Enkhuizen

municipality in North Holland, the Netherlands

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Zandvoort

municipality in the Netherlands

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Alblasserdam

municipality in South Holland, the Netherlands

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Mauritshuis

art museum in The Hague

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Anne Frank House

writer's house and museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank

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Schoonhoven

city and former municipality in South Holland, the Netherlands

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Bloemendaal

municipality in the Netherlands

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Frans Hals Museum

museum of art in Haarlem, the Netherlands

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Landgraaf

municipality in Limburg, the Netherlands

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Eierland Lighthouse

The lighthouse is one of the landmarks of Texel. The top is at 45 metres high and gives a great view over Texel and the Wadden Sea. The way up there is basically a museum, which explains the history of the lighthouse and its current purpose.

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

airport in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands

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Erasmusbrug

bridge in Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Wijdemeren

municipality in the Netherlands

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Groninger Museum

art museum in the city of Groningen in the Netherlands

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Marken

farm village in the Netherlands

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Volendam

town in North Holland in the Netherlands

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Scheveningen

district of The Hague

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Nieuwe Kerk (Delft)

Located at Markt, this church was built in 1496. The royal burial chamber is in this church but is not accessible. Prince William of Orange was the first to be buried here, after being shot in 1584. €5. It is possible to climb the 108.75- m tower to get a impressive view of Delft and surroundings. It's the second highest church tower, after the Dom church of Utrecht. You can see both Rotterdam and The Hague. On clear days is it possible to see Leiden and even Amsterdam. It's well worth the effort. (€4 extra to climb the tower; combi ticket (church + tower) is €9). A combi ticket gives free entrance to the Old Church.

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Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Railway Museum (Netherlands)

The Dutch Railway Museum. It reopened in June 2005 after a intensive renovation. It is possible to go directly to the Spoorwegmuseum from centraal station with a special train.

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Rietveld Schröder House

The house, designed by Gerrit Rietveld, was built in 1923-1924 in Utrecht. The structure of the house is completely in line with the ideas of the art movement De Stijl (The Style). The house was designed and built for Truus Schröder-Schräder, who lived there from 1924 till her death in 1985. It can only be visited under supervision of a tour guide. In 2000 the house was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Basilica of Our Lady, Maastricht

Commonly known as the Star of the Sea, after an old title for the Virgin Mary, this Romanesque church was largely built in the 11th and 12th century. Although no archaeological research has been carried out, historians believe earlier churches stood on the same spot before. Large parts of the church treasures were lost when the city became part of the First French Republic. The church was then used as a blacksmith workshop by the military, and the cloister area served as stables. The basilica's two narrow towers, topped with marlstone turrets, make it an important landmark for Maastricht and the charming little chapel is a popular place with both locals and tourists to light a candle. Inside, the miraculous statue of Our Lady, Star of the Sea is perhaps the main attraction.

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Zuiderzee Museum

museum in Enkhuizen, Netherlands

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Hortus Botanicus (Amsterdam)

botanical garden

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St. Martin's Cathedral, Utrecht

The Gothic Dom church (built between 1284 and 1520) is the major religious building in the city. It was a part of a larger cathedral which was partially destroyed by a severe storm while under construction. When a hurricane hit the town in 1674, the badly constructed nave collapsed, which is the reason that today the Domtoren (Bell Tower) and the church itself are separated by the Domplein (Dom Square). The interior of the church was stripped down of every sculpture during Reformation, but the exterior remains a lavishly decorated example of Dutch Gothic architecture.

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Hook of Holland

district of Rotterdam in the Netherlands

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Vleeshal

former meat hall in Haarlem

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Biddinghuizen

village in the Netherlands

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Oost-Indisch Huis

former headquarters of the Dutch East India Company in Amsterdam

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Rotterdam Blaak station

The area around the station was destroyed by a Nazi bombardment during World War II, forcing the Netherlands to surrender. After the war this area was populated with some bold examples of modern architecture.

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Museum Speelklok

A surprisingly pleasant museum on all kinds of mechanical music, including carillon clocks, musical boxes, pianolas and belly organs.

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Oude Kerk (Delft)

church in Delft, the Netherlands

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Delfshaven

former borough of Rotterdam

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Magere Brug

bridge in Amsterdam

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Vondelpark

park in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Kaag

farm village in the Netherlands

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Maastricht Natural History Museum

museum in Maastricht, the Netherlands

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Hoge Veluwe National Park

Nationaal Park De Hoge Veluwe is a Dutch national park in the province of Gelderland near the cities of Ede, Wageningen, Arnhem and Apeldoorn. It is approximately 55 square kilometers in area, consisting of heathlands, sand dunes, and woodlands. It is situated in the Veluwe, the area of the largest terminal moraine in the Netherlands. Most of the landscape of the park and the Veluwe was created during the last Ice Age. The alternating sand dune areas and heathlands may have been caused by human utilization of the surrounding lands. The park forms one of the largest continuous nature reserves in the Netherlands.

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Grote of Sint-Jacobskerk (The Hague)

landmark Protestant church in The Hague, Netherlands

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West Frisian Islands

chain of islands in the North Sea

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Oosterscheldekering

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St. Joseph Cathedral, Groningen

St Joseph's Cathedral is the cathedral church of the diocese of Groningen-Leeuwarden. The Neo-Gothic church was built from 1885 to 1887 and consecrated on May 25, 1887. Local nickname for the tower is "drunk's tower", because there is from every direction always two clocks to be seen.

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Nagele

Village in Flevoland, Netherlands

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Witte Huis

Witte Huis is a historical building in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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Veluwe

forested hilly area with multiple kinds of terrain, including wetland and heathland

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Martinitoren

One of the most important hotspots in Groningen refers to Saint Martin of Tours, the patron saint of the Bishopric of Utrecht. Locals call the tower d' Olle Grieze which means 'the old grey one' and is related to its colour. Tickets are available in the VVV (tourist information) shop just over the road. There is a wide view over the city from the top of the tower. It was built as a cruciform church in the 13th century, and was extended in the 15th and 16th centuries. Much of the wall and roof paintwork has been preserved. Of particular note is a 16th-century depiction of the life of Jesus Christ.

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Afsluitdijk

Dutch levee

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Der Aa-kerk

This beautiful medieval church with its remarkable yellow-painted tower stands tall above the neighbouring Korenbeurs. Established between 1425 and 1492, the church's tower was repeatedly destroyed and replaced, with the current one originating in 1711. The building is no longer used for religious services but is open for visitors and regularly houses expositions.

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Keukenhof

flower garden in the Netherlands

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Cars Jeans Stadion

ie soccer at ADO Den Haag, who play in Eredivisie, the top tier of Dutch football. Their home ground is Cars Jeans Stadion, capacity 15,000.

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De Vliegende Hollander

Efteling

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Vogel Rok

Efteling

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City Hall (Delft)

After a fire in 1618 after which only the tower remained, Hendrick de Keyser rebuilt the town hall. He reused the tower and some remaining walls. In 1620 construction was finished. The building was renovated in the 19th century.

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Nederlands Stripmuseum

The Dutch cartoon museum (strip = cartoon) shows many cartoons made by Dutch cartoonists. It's also suitable to visit with children (not least because there's a McDonald's next-door with a play area), but also because they can learn how to draw cartoons by themselves.

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Delta Works

flood control

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Gemeenlandshuis van Rijnland

Dutch water board meeting house in Leiden

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MartiniPlaza

university in the Netherlands

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Joris en de Draak

Efteling

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Fairytale Forest

A must-do. Take your time for a two-hour walk through this part of the forest, and be surprised at the next scene around every corner, such as the castle of the Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, the Flying Fakir and the Girl with the Matchsticks.

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Museumplein

square in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Neeltje Jans

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Villa Volta

In this so-called mad house, you join goat rider Hugo in his house. Suddenly, what you thought was up is now down. Can be scary.

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Baron 1898

rollercoaster in the Efteling

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Twente

region of the Netherlands

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Jordaan

neighbourhood of Amsterdam

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Haunted Castle (Efteling)

attraction haunted house at Efteling Theme Park, The Netherland

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Goudkantoor

This beautifully decorated building on the edge of the Grote Markt is hard to miss. It was built in 1635 as the office for the city receiver. The words Date Caesari quae sunt Caesaris, Latin for "render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's", still remind of this early function of the building. Later, between 1814 and 1887, it served as a gold office in the sense that this was the place where gold and silver works were authenticated and marked as real. Today, it's a café.

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Agnetapark

Area of workers' housing in South Holland

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Uithof

It is a rather strange mix between grey concrete buildings and buildings here that are designed by famous modern architects, like the Educatorium designed by Rem Koolhaas, the University Library and the Minnaert building. There is also a beautiful botanical garden that is 8 acres big, houses 6 thousand different sorts of plants and a Napoleonic fort. Also worth a look: the bicycle track at the Heidelberglaan which is broad enough to function as a two-way car-track. The university campus can be reached from the Central Station by taking the Line 11 or 12 bi-articulated buses, an experience on its own.

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Dom Tower of Utrecht

church tower in the city of Utrecht, Netherlands

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De Pijp

neighborhood in Amsterdam

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Zuidas

neighborhood of Amsterdam in North Holland, Netherlands

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Plantage

neighborhood of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Zijlpoort (Leiden)

church in Leiden

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Eastern Docklands

neighborhood of Amsterdam in North Holland, Netherlands

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Holy Spirit Orphanage

orphanage in Leiden, The Netherlands

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Haagse Bos

woods in the Hague, Netherlands

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Anton Pieck Square

A nostalgic Dutch square, with classic merry-go-rounds, and the Efteling museum.

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Oostpoort

neighborhood in Amsterdam

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Vrijthof

square in Maastricht, the Netherlands

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Jodenbuurt

neighborhood

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Lange Voorhout

street in Den Haag, the Netherlands

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Eierland

area

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Museonder

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Prinsentuin (Groningen)

Just a short walk from the Grote Markt, the lovely Renaissanse gardens of the Prinsenhof can be a remarkably peaceful place to relax for a little while. It has a rose garden a herb garden and The Prinsenhof building originates in the 15th century and was originally a wealthy mansion for the city's bishop or "stadtholder", and later was used as a military hospital. Now, a restaurant has been opened within the building. The renaissance style gardens are open for public. This garden consists of a rose garden, a herb garden and a part with berceaus. The entrance of the garden is remarkable because of a beautiful sundial on the wall above it. When the weather is nice, volunteers run a small tea house there.

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Netherlands

The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland) is a charming small country in the low-lying river delta of northwestern Europe. Its landscape of famously flat lands, much of it reclaimed from the sea, is dotted with windmills, blooming tulip fields and picturesque villages. With over 17 million people living in a relatively small area, this is a densely populated modern European country. Still, even the largest of its cities have retained a rather laid-back small-town atmosphere and many are packed with historic heritage.

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