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Holland has it all
WITH A WEALTH OF ART, HISTORY, CULTURE AND NATURE, THE NETHERLANDS HAS A LOT TO OFFER.
Imagine walking through the blooming tulip fields, enjoying a boat trip on the canals in Amsterdam and end the day by watching the sun set over an orange-red North Sea. Your clients will have the opportunity of a journey full of activities and unique experiences. Traveling to the Netherlands is comfortable, since the royal national airline KLM flies non-stop to Amsterdam from over 150 destinations. So whether your clients opt for a city break or want to enjoy the nature and the beaches, a visit to the Netherlands is a truly memorable experience.
Art and museums
ART LOVERS ARE IN THE NETHERLANDS AT THE RIGHT PLACE.
In the Rijksmuseum they can indulge in the paintings of the famous masters Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh. And when visiting Amsterdam they can’t miss out on the Anne Frank House, where the Jewish girl Anne Frank was hiding during World War II and where she wrote her diary.
Just as interesting are the Kröller Müller, the Mauritshuis and the Escher in the Palace Museum with their variety of classical and contemporary art. The picturesque city of Delft is also worth a visit. A must-see here is the Porceleyne Fles, the last remaining pottery factory from the 17th century where the world-famous Delft Blue ceramics are still made.
Cities and provincies
Amsterdam is well-known for its canals with the houseboats, the impressive canal houses built during the Golden Age, the Vondelpark and many cozy terraces. Whereas Rotterdam is an exciting mix of many cultures, vibrant events, lively restaurants, good shopping areas and modern architecture with eye-catchers like the Erasmus Bridge and Euromast. Totally different is the city of The Hague that retains much of its old charm with its majestic buildings, stately avenues and statues of historical figures. Also it is the city that seats the Dutch government and where the royal family lives. And for tasty Dutch cheese your clients must visit Gouda, with a cheese shop on every corner.
Nature and beaches
One of the top attractions in the Netherlands is the Keukenhof, a large flower park with endless fields of tulips and hyacinths in the colors red, yellow, white and purple. Apart from that the Netherlands, situated at the North Sea and the Waddenzee, is a paradise for sailors, surfers, swimmers and sun bathers. Water sports enthusiasts will also love Friesland, a province that largey consists of lakes. The Wadden islands, with its stretched beaches, beautiful dunes, rugged nature and – if you are lucky – seals, attract many lovers of nature. The Veluwe is Holland’s largest nature reserve and offers a perfect escape from the stresses of the city life. It boasts vast forests, moors and sand drifts, with deer and wild boars and is a mecca for hikers, cyclists, bird watchers, families and people seeking peace and quiet.
Culture and restaurants
In the Netherlands, restaurants from all over the world can be found, from Italian and Chinese to Surinam and Indian, there is something for everyone. There is also plenty to do after dinner, many cities have a vibrant nightlife, numerous bars, cafes and nightclubs. Enjoy a classical concert in the Concertgebouw or a pop concert in Paradiso. What these are for Amsterdam, is the Luxor Theater for Rotterdam and the TivoliVredenburg for Utrecht. In many Dutch towns your clients are guaranteed to have a great night out.
Generally, visitors feel welcome in the Netherlands because Dutch people are usually open, friendly and most of them speak fluent English making it easy for your clients to find their way around. The country also has a good public transportation system.