Hoge Veluwe National Park
Netherlands is a small country despite that it boasts of one of the most diverse national park programs of Netherland. Of this, the largest is the Hoge Veluwe National Park that is located between Apeldoorn and Arnhem. Sprawling over an area of 13,800 acres, the national park is the largest continuous national reserve of the country. It is also one of the most popular day tour destination for both visitors and locals. Home to fascinating sculpture park and the dense woodlands in the north, the area once happened to be a hunting reserve and a country estate. At present, the park is a home to several red and roe deer. One of the most important thing to do here is bird watching. It is indeed a great tourist attraction for all photography and nature lovers.
Anne Frank Museum
Located in Amsterdam, The Anne Frank Museum is definitely a quintessential place to see in Netherlands. In the museum, on Prinsengracht is where the family of Anne Frank hid during most of the WWII. It is also the very place where the girl wrote her famous diary. True that the girl died just two months before the end of the war, her legacy has lived on through her words which have today been translated in more than 51 languages. The back of this house has been kept in its original state as it was the place where the family had their hiding place. This monument is indeed a must see attraction in Netherlands.
Exploring Amsterdam's Canals
Similar to Venice, Amsterdam is another city that is built on water. It is one enduring memory which every visitor to Amsterdam will have that is the time that goes in exploring the beautiful canals of this city. True that most of the tourist attractions of Amsterdam can be accessed via water taxi or via boat tour, including few of the significant art galleries and museums. Amsterdam presents so much to be gained simply by strolling along the quieter and smaller streets which line the waterways.
Keukenhof: The Garden of Europe
When tourists are told to think of Netherlands, they are inevitably going to be reminded of the tulips. Tulips are the most loved flower here. There’s probably nowhere else where you can enjoy the rich floral beauty than is visible at the Keukenhof which is otherwise known as the Garden of Europe. On the boundaries of Lisse, you’ll see what is widely considered as the ‘bulb belt’ of Netherlands. It is also the largest public garden of the world that surrounds over 70 acres of land which once used to be a former kitchen garden of a huge country estate. This site is also home to the largest open air flower show of the world. The very charm of Keukenhof is evident from the endless variety of colours. Besides tulips, you can also spot other varieties of flowers such as daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses.
The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: A Dutch Treasure Trove
Rijksmuseum also known as the Dutch National Museum is one of the most spectacular museums of Amsterdam. It has long been collecting rare antiquities and art ever since the year 1809. There is no surprise that the extensive collection of the museum today amounts to over 7 million pieces of art. These include 5000 paintings that are housed in more than 250 rooms. There is also a gigantic library which houses more than 35,000 books. Besides the incredible collection of old masters, the museum also presents an exhaustive depiction of burgeoning art and culture in the country which is known to be rich in traditional sculptures, Dutch handicrafts and modern art. You ought to be prepared to spend the best part of your day even longer by exploring the endless treasures of the museum.
The Windmills of Kinderdijk
Amidst Dordrecht and Rotterdam, nestled on the River Noord is one of the most remarkable village of Kinderdijk. The village gets its name from an incident of 1421’s St. Elizabeth's Day flood after a cradle of a baby had been stranded on the dike. Major drawcard here is the phenomenally preserved18th-century windmills. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, 19 Kinderdijk windmills were built during the span of 1722 and 1761. They are the largest surviving concentration of windmills in the Netherlands.
Van Gogh Museum
The magnificent, Van Gogh Museum befits one of the greatest artists of the world. It is ranked at 35th in the top art museums globally. Attracting over 1.5 million on annual basis, the museum is a great sightseeing attraction. It is home to one of the largest collection of the Van Gogh paintings. Besides there are 500 drawings, 700 letters and 200 paintings included in the vast collection of the museum. Works by the contemporaries of the Van Gogh can also be seen here. Visiting this museum is indeed a great thing to do.
Are you looking forward to delve a deeper in the ancient history of Netherlands? If yes, plan a visit to Valkenburg. Netherlands is nothing without its medieval and early attractions and one such attraction is the Valkenburg. Nestled in the magnificent Geul Valley, the romantic Valkenburg boasts of the only hilltop castle of the country. It has long been a prominent holiday resort. Other attractions of the town include the variety of caves available here. If you plan a visit during mid November to 23rd of December, you can enjoy some shopping here at the Christmas Market.