The best cities in Holland for the perfect city trip -
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Discover Holland's cities

Folklore and cheese markets, museums for children, modern design or terraces and parks... Cities with a broad cultural offering, historic canals and courtyards, the best shopping and a unique ambiance. A small country like Holland has it all and everything is close together! Stand amazed at the many faces of our towns and cities.

The Waag in Alkmaar


A wonderful historic city with plenty of cheese, art and culture.


Surrounded by nature and filled with culture: this is clearly Arnhem!


Discover the city of Nassau in Holland, which is known for its excellent restaurants and terraces and wonderful shopping districts.


Canals, Delft blue, Johannes Vermeer: this is the versatile town of Delft.

Den Bosch

Discover the bon-vivant city of Den Bosch, full of history and culture.


Eindhoven is the design capital of Holland

More information about cities in Holland

Holland has many faces, which is reflected in its various cities. For example, there are the small settlements around IJsselmeer lake where people made a living by fishing, while along the river IJssel towns flourished thanks to the Hanseatic League, and along the coast, you will find gorgeous resorts.

Dutch cheese cities

It’s a product found all over the world: Gouda cheese. This delicacy comes, of course, from the South Holland city of Gouda. If you’re in the country during summer, you can visit the traditional market, where you can see cheese trading in action. Another true cheese city is Alkmaar, in North Holland, where you can visit the cheese market. Both cities also have splendid historical buildings that are absolutely worth a visit.

Cities by the beach

Thanks to Holland’s long coastline, there are various resorts you can visit. For instance, from Amsterdam, you can very easily take a train to Zandvoort, and from The Hague, Scheveningen is a blink of an eye away. You could also try taking a look in Noordwijk. This chic place by the sea is also perfect if you wish to enjoy the gorgeous flower bulb fields in the area.

Atmospheric student cities

The presence of students always creates a great atmosphere in a city. Holland boasts a number of splendid cities with excellent universities. Thanks to the many students, those cities are always lively. Try visiting Leiden, for example, home to the oldest university in Holland. Eindhoven has a university of technology, which is part of the reason why this city is famous as the place to be for design. Also try visiting the cities of Nijmegen and Groningen, where, even if you’re not a student yourself, you can enjoy the student life.

Dutch Traditions


Discover the city of cheese Gouda with its beautiful historic city centre and monuments.

Groningen City

Enjoy a wonderful weekend break in Groningen filled with culture and natural beauty!


It is the northern city that enjoys life to the fullest.


Leeuwarden is the European Capital of Culture 2018 and the best kept secret of the Netherlands. Discover the historic city centre, the best museums and shopping streets.


A historic student town with plenty of pubs and restaurants in a historic setting.


A much-loved town in the South ever since the Roman era.



Noordwijk is de bloemenbadplaats van Nederland.

Canal in Roermond


Roermond is the shopping town in Midden-Limburg, with the largest Designer Outlet centre in the Benelux countries.



Scheveningen is the most popular seaside resort in Holland, located next to The Hague.


Visit the diverse fishing village of Volendam, close to Amsterdam.



Come to relax in a landscape of fields and streams, and visit Bredevoort, the book town of the Netherlands.


Discover Zaandam. A typical North Holland town near the Zaanse Schans to the north of Amsterdam.



Enjoy beautiful beaches, a welcoming ambiance and the racetracks.

Cities from A-Z

Visit the most beautiful of cities. Here, you can view the best places and undiscovered gems.


Undoubtedly one of the jewels of Europe, and not just because of the stunning 17th century canals. Go find out for yourself!

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