Holidays in the Netherlands

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Netherlands – European country, bordered on the west and the North Sea bordering countries such as Germany and Belgium. The Netherlands is often called Holland by mistake, so historically, but the Netherlands, it’s just the province of the Netherlands.

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Netherlands – is a densely populated country located on the coast, and quite a large area of land is below sea level. Many tourists come to the Netherlands but only to visit Amsterdam attractions which are world-famous, especially unforgettable channels.
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However, in the Netherlands, outside its capital, there are many other attractions. Across the country have a dense network of canals, a large number of well-appointed bike paths, beautiful scenery of historic towns, windmills, and more – all this is very popular among tourists. On the western and northern sides along the entire coast Netherlands protected dunes and sand dams. Spring attracted the attention of tourists flower gardens, admiring that you can see all the variety of color palettes.
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The state capital – Amsterdam, the largest and most popular cities are The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Eindhoven.
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Amsterdam began to build its famous canals in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age. Three main channels: Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht form concentric belts around the city known as grachtengordel. Holidays in China
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To date, the length of the channels over 100 km, which is spanned by bridges in 1500. Amsterdam attractions can present major channels on the banks, because there are 1550 monumental buildings located.

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Project Delta – a number of designs, locks, dams, built between 1950 and 1997 and designed to protect Zealand and South Holland from marine elements.
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Erected buildings have been declared by the American Civil Engineers community one of the seven wonders of the world. Length structures 2.4 thousand km of main and 14,080 km auxiliary dams.
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Vrijthof – a well-known area in the center of Maastricht, located in the southern part of the Netherlands. It overlooks a large Church of St. Servatius and the Cathedral of St. John.
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On the area throughout the year are colorful festivals, contests and concerts. Area is located on the territory of a huge number of terraces and restaurants where the fun never stops.

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Rijksmuseum – it is the largest and most prestigious museum of art and history in the Netherlands. Opened in 1815. It houses a large collection of paintings by Dutch masters XV-XIX centuries, including works by Vermeer and Rembrandt. Overview of the exhibition devoted to “Night Watch” by Rembrandt (picture belongs to the city of Amsterdam, the museum is in temporary storage).

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In 1906, the museum building was rebuilt for this accommodation. By 2013 end reconstruction of the museum, but even now tourists can admire the priceless masterpieces of painting, because restoring Amsterdam attractions so that tourists always had the opportunity to enjoy them.
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More than 1000 old windmills still exist in the Netherlands. They are mostly located near the village of Kinderdijk (“dam children”). 19 windmills were built in 1740 to drain the water out of the polder, which is below sea level.
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They have survived quite well and still attract the attention of many Dutch tourists.
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National Park De Hoge Veluwe is one of the largest nature reserves in the Netherlands plains consisting of steppes, sand dunes and forests. In the park is a museum Kröller-Müller with a large collection of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh.
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The park is best to move on the bike, they are provided free of charge to visitors, since most of the area available for cars. The park is also located St. Hubertus hunting lodge, built in 1919.

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Keukenhof the world’s largest flower garden, arranged in a greater degree in order to promote the Dutch flower industry. Approximately seven million flower bulbs are planted annually in the park. This tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, muscari, crocus, Galanthus and many others.
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Gardens open to the last week of March to mid-May. Keukenhof is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the Netherlands.
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Municipality of Delft – Renaissance building on the square Markt, opposite the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church).
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Originally designed by the Dutch architect Hendrick de Keyser, but over the centuries the building was heavily modified and fully restored only in the 20th century, returning its appearance back in the Renaissance.
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Frisian Islands have dyunnoe origin. Are in the intertidal zone of the North Sea. Archipelago got its name from Frisia, along whose territory it is located.

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Under the guidance of licensed guides for several silt islands can be reached on foot at low tide. Better move on the islands by bike.
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Leiden is known for the oldest University in the Netherlands and was born here Rembrandt. Two branches of the Old Rhine forms a beautiful canals in the east, then to unite the city center.
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In addition to these major waterways and there are several small channels. The old city center of Leiden is one of the largest 17th-century urban centers in the Netherlands, second only to Amsterdam.ban centers in the Netherlands, second only to Amsterdam.
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