Traditional Holland

  • Tulips

    There once was a flower that was unable to settle down anywhere. From the mountains in Kazakhstan, the flower bulb wandered about in Persia, China and Turkey.

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  • Windmills

    The first windmills were invented in antiquity, but it was the Dutch who really hit it off with this wooden giant.

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  • Bicycles

    Holland is biking and biking is Holland. The Dutch head for the handlebars for both small errands as well as longer trips.

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  • Canals

    Discover Holland from a different perspective and take a cruise through the canals.

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Dutch Icons

The Netherlands (or Holland) may be a small country, but it’s packed with world famous icons. Discover our bulb fields, windmills, cheese markets, wooden shoes, canals of Amsterdam, masterpieces of Old Masters, Delft Blue earthenware, innovative water-management and millions of bicycles. Find out more about these and other typical Dutch highlights. 

  • Cheese

    The Dutch are cheese-heads. Archeological digs have proven that cheese was already being made on Dutch soil thousands of years ago.

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  • Dutch Masters

    Old Masters changed the art of painting forever with their brush strokes. Dutch painters such as Rembrandt & Vermeer developed a worldwide reputation in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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  • Wooden Shoes

    People from all over the world still think that the Dutch wear clogs or wooden shoes every day.

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  • Water

    Water creates great benefits, but the Dutch always have to stay alert and protect themselves against floods.

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  • Delft Blue

    Delft Blue is the world-famous earthenware that has been produced in the city of Delft since the 16th century.

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Eleven Cities Tour

The biggest ice-skating tour in the world. The first Elfstedentocht took place in 1909 and has been held 15 times in total.

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