With its romantic winding canals, idyllic windmills spinning in the breeze and colourful tulips that erupt into full bloom come springtime, the Netherlands’ beauty has been well lauded. As expected of the birthplace of Van Gogh, whose works are celebrated in a dedicated museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands is also known for its great art. From fine art created by master artists such as Rembrandt to modern and street art, you’ll find yourself surrounded by inspiring pieces as you travel the country!
Amsterdam’s attractions from Anne Frank’s house where the diarist hid during the Holocaust to its “coffee shops” that legally sell weed to its electric nightlife are definitely a huge draw. But don’t overlook the chic city of Rotterdam, which literally has a Cool District, nor the more laidback cities of Utrecht and The Hague where you can take in the scenic surroundings and aesthetic architecture sans the hurried crowd. The Netherlands also has a strong food culture; try traditional Dutch bites such as award-winning cheeses at a professionally-guided tasting, freshly prepared stroopwafels, poffertjes and fries from casual street carts and more!