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Did you know?


Amsterdam has more canals then Venice!!


You probabily did’t


What makes Amsterdam so attractive is the 17th century historical atmosphere combined with the mentality of a modern metropolis creating a friendly and relaxed environment. The small scale of the buildings and the intimacy of the streets, canals and squares create an atmosphere that visitors find unique.


The city has the highest museum density in the world and is home to cultural highlights, such as the:


Van Gogh Museum

Anne Frank house

Hermitage Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum

Palace on the Dam

Jewish historical museum

Rembrant house


or


Take a canal tour of Amsterdam and discover the historical canal districy which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2011. The best way to get around Amsterdam is on a bike. You won’t become any more local than by cycling around Amsterdam.


And last but not least

the world famous

RED LIGHT DISTRICT


......enough sad!

Giethoorn
Valkenburg

Welcome to the Cheese capital of the World.


You can visit the traditional Cheese market from April trough August every Friday morning at 10am until noon.

It’s really reconmented for children.

Den Haag  or 's-Gravenhage is the seat of government in the netherlands, and the capital city of the province of South Holland. With a population of 515,880 inhabitants and more than one million inhabitants including the suburbs, it is the third-largest city of the Netherlands


With the most historic sites per square meter in the Netherlands, The Hague oozes culture and history. This city has a prominent place in both Europe and the world.

Visit The Hague monuments such as the Binnenhof, Noordeinde Palace, and the Peace Palace. Discover Holland’s highlights and heritage in miniature at Madurodam

When you think of Delft, you think of Delftware - and that is no surprise when you consider that Delft ceramics have been an important export product for more than 400 years.


Delft is proud of its historic ties with the Dutch royal house. The New Church contains the crypt where the members of the royal family have their final resting-place.

Prince William of Orange, the father of the nation was shot in 1584 and was the first to be buried here. His unusual and impressive mausoleum can be visited. It was built between 1614 and 1622 and was designed by architect Hendrick de Keyser. It was restored thoroughly in 1997.


The painter Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) lived and worked in Delft almost all of his life. There are several ways in which you can get 'in contact with' Vermeer.

If you want to go small, we can go small and visit the village Giethoorn.


Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. It is located in the municipality of Steenwijkerland. Giethoorn used to be a Car-free town in the Netherlands. The dutch like to call it the “Venice of the North” because


Giethoorn has over 180 bridges.[3] It became locally famous, especially after 1958, when the Dutch film maker Bert Haanstra made his famous comedy Fanfare there. In the old part of the village, there were no roads (nowadays there is a cycling path), and all transport was done by water over one of the many Canals. The lakes in Giethoorn were formed by Peat unearthing.

Valkenburg is a Municipality situated in the southeastern Dutch province of Limburg.


These days Valkenburg is especially known for its many tourist attractions, its chalk houses (locally called mergel or marl) and the attractive hilly countryside. The main sight are:

  1. Valkenburg Castle, of which only a ruin remains, though still impressive;

  2. several other castles, castle farms and stately homes, mostly situated along the Geul river;

  3. Old Valkenburg, a small village along the  Geul with a particularly picturesque ensemble of a gothic church, two castles (Genhoes and Schaloen) and several historic farmsteads, all in local marlstone;

  4. several watermills, two in the old town;

  5. Don’t forget to visit the greatest show under earth in the most impressive Mergel Caves !!.

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Volendam

Nowadays Volendam is a town with 22,000 inhabitants.


Tourists come from far and wide in search of long forgotten costumes and fishing boats.

They also find souvenir shops on the harbor and a boat that can take them to Marken.

And a population that differs in terms of use of the rest of the Netherlands means include a distinctive dialect, the Volendam.

Additionally Volendam historically been a very Catholic town in an otherwise mostly Protestant environment.

In earlier times the village was known as the highest number of Dutch missionaries and priestly vocations knew per square kilometer.