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Netherlands

Netherlands
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About Netherlands

The Netherlands, situated on the lowlands in the northwest of Europe, has a long a proud history as a great seafaring nation. Dutch sailors have plied the waves for centuries and even today Amsterdam and Rotterdam are great ports, intimately connected to the global economy. Amsterdam’s stately architecture makes for picturesque postcards. The city has more canals than Venice and a host of world class museums and cafes. People come from around the world to see classic Dutch tulip farms and their iconic windmills. In The Hague, visitors can tour the world-famous Peace Palace, home to the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. In Maastricht, youthful energy abounds in the city’s arts and cultural scene. There is much to recommend in the Netherlands. It’s a great place to visit as part of any European adventure.

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Van Gogh Museum
4.7/5
579 Reviews
Art Gallery
The Van Gogh Museum is located near the Museum Square in Amsterdam. It houses the works of the Dutch painter Van Gogh and related artifacts (as much as one quarter of Van Gogh's total works). The museum contains more than 200 classic Van Gogh oil paintings, 580 sketches, 4 sketchbooks and about 750 letters written by Van Gogh to his brother, Theo. The museum has 4 floors which display his works according to chronological order. You can admire works including "The Potato Eaters", "Sunflowers", "Wheatfields with Crows", "The Harvest", etc.
Canals of Amsterdam
4.7/5
581 Reviews
River
The total length of the canals in Amsterdam is more than a hundred kilometers, with numerous islands and bridges, making the city known as the “Venice of the North”. There are thousands of "boat houses" on the river, although they are houseboats but fully equipped. You can truly appreciate the unique charm of the water city by visiting Amsterdam by glass boat. Cruises pass through the famous river course, which is lined with typical Dutch traditional houses.
Zaanse Schans
4.6/5
617 Reviews
Folk Village
Zaanse Schans is northwest of Amsterdam. Its ancient buildings vividly depict Dutch life in the 17th and 18th centuries. People continue to live here, many working in ancient shipyards and wooden shoe workshops. Of course, there are many windmills. Picturesque scenery! Visit the timber buildings of the Zaan River, the green wooden houses of the 17th century, the windmills powered by the wind to extract oil and make pigments. Go inside to see what the interior of a windmill is like.
Rijksmuseum
4.6/5
446 Reviews
Museum
National museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam.

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