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.
The Dutch are cheese-heads. Archeological digs have proven that cheese was already being made on Dutch soil thousands of years ago.
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.
People from all over the world still think that the Dutch wear clogs or wooden shoes every day.
Water creates great benefits, but the Dutch always have to stay alert and protect themselves against floods.
Delft Blue is the world-famous earthenware that has been produced in the city of Delft since the 16th century.
The biggest ice-skating tour in the world. The first Elfstedentocht took place in 1909 and has been held 15 times in total.