What Should I Not Miss When Visiting The Netherlands?
Talking of tourism, the Netherlands is a country that offers great eye-catching sites that are very ambient and quite breath-taking. Popular for its beautiful flower gardens and the windmills, there are so many other hidden gems that you may not be aware of.
Here is a list of places and things you do not want to miss out when touring this amazing country.
Also known as the Garden of Europe, the Keukenhof is found in the town of Lisse. The garden holds approximately 7 million flower bulbs every year. This spectacular site tops our list of must-go places in the Netherlands.
A wonderful and magnificent site to see if you ask me. The Keukenhof gardens simply show you the beauty of mother nature with a wide range of flowers from tulips to daffodils, hyacinths, narcissi among many more. Something for all lovers of mother-nature,
The West Frisian Islands
Located in the North Sea off the Dutch coast along the edge of the Wadden sea. There are a total of 14 islands, but here are the main ones.
• Texel (Den Burg)- largest
• Vlieland (Oost Vlieland)-second largest
• Terschelling (West-Terschelling, Midsland)-third largest
• Ameland (Nes, Hollum)-fourth-largest
• Schiermonnikoog (Schiermonnikoog)-fifth largest.
While chilling at these islands, get to catch the dazzling sunset view from the beach club along the sand as you interact with the magnificent people of the Netherlands while sipping your cocktails.
Wander along the fine relaxing beaches on the mudflats or even take a bike with you and cycle along the cool shores.
This is a truly immersive experience awaits here. The WONDR is a playground sprinkled with confetti that is full of colour sensations. The place is very vibrant and full of energy and is most certainly suitable for every age.
Socials would term it as the most instagrammable place to visit, well simply because of the tons of pictures that you get to share while here. Did you know that this is Amsterdam’s first artistic playground for adults? Swing in the colourful jungle, smile in the confetti shower, sing in the
Karaoke booths, play in the ball pit as well as get to swim in a marshmallow pool.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, the crowd is limited to 15 participants. All health and safety measures are, however, applied. The experience is also designed for adults; therefore, children under 10 years of age are not allowed for safety purposes.
We could not leave this one out of the list, since it is certainly attractive while you tour through the streets of the cities in the Netherlands. One of which you will attest to be absolutely an experience of its own.
The trips are accompanied by a very informative tour guide that takes you through the towns’ history as you cruise through. The world-famous Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House, the Heineken Experience, and the Royal Theater Carre could be some of the route’s drop-off points.
From romantic candlelight cruises to cheese and wine tours during the Amsterdam light festival in winter are some of the best experiences for couples. Dinner cruises, cocktail cruises and the famous pizza cruises aim to satisfy your culinary cravings. Enjoy the delicious Dutch pancakes from the pancake boats that allow sightseeing as you gobble up the stacks of pancakes.
Talking of the best cheese, have you heard of the famous ‘Goudse Kaas’, a Dutch cheese from Gouda made from cow’s milk? It is one of the most popular cheeses worldwide. Be sure not to miss some of the famous Gouda cheese cauliflower soup, cheese puffs, and of course the Gouda cheese pastries.
There you have it, start planning your next trip to the Netherlands and enjoy these and many more.