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Cities from A-Z

View the best places in Holland here, from A to Z. Discover unique places, from Medieval Hanseatic towns to coastal towns and from star-shaped fortified towns to student cities with impressive architecture. What city is right for you?

Aalsmeer

Aalsmeer is located right in the middle of Holland’s flower growing region.

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Almere

A new city full of architectural highlights.

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Alphen aan den Rijn

Alphen aan den Rijn is located in the middle of the Green Heart.

Amersfoort

Amersfoort has a compact city centre that is just perfect for a day on the town.

Amsterdam

Visit Amsterdam and enjoy the canals, museums, and historic architecture.

Apeldoorn

Apeldoorn is a city surrounded by natural beauty in the province of Gelderland.

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Assen

Discover the beautiful capital of the province of Drenthe.

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Bergen aan Zee: lido and artist town

Attractive, picturesque seaside resort with lovely beaches, dunes and art markets!

Bergen op Zoom

Centuries old history, countless monuments and culinary pleasures.

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Bloemendaal

Hip beach cafes and an Ibiza-esque atmosphere in Bloemendaal aan Zee.

Breda

Discover the welcoming, fun-loving city of Breda with its rich historic Nassau monuments.

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Breskens

Ideal for beach and nature lovers

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Cadzand

Enjoy the marvelous white beaches and the lovely dunes on the Zeeland coast.

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Callantsoog

Plenty of peace, spellbinding nature and an endless white beach

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Arnhem

Visit fashion designers, wild animals and windmills in Arnhem.

Delft

Enjoy this university city with its museums, canals and churches.

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Den Bosch

Discover this pleasure-loving city and learn more about the painter Jeroen Bosch.

Deventer

Discover this historic Hanseatic city and its many monuments.

Doesburg

One of Holland’s most important fortified towns.

Doetinchem

Discover the history and convivial atmosphere of this old city.

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Domburg

Expore historic Domburg, the oldest seaside resort in Zeeland.

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Dordrecht

Visit Holland’s oldest city with over 1,000 monuments in a unique wetland environment.

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Dutch Traditions

Edam

For most people Edam is synonymous with cheese.

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Eindhoven

Discover this light and design city and enjoy its unique architecture.

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Elburg

Visit the many historic buildings, museums and cafes and restaurants in this old Hanseatic town.

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Enschede

Shopping and going out, between the traditional and the modern.

Giethoorn

Visit ‘The Venice of Holland’ and enjoy the sight of unique farms from the water’s surface.

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Dutch Traditions

Gouda

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

Groningen City

Discover the bustling student city with its many historic buildings and museums.

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Haarlem

Discover Haarlem and visit the beautiful museums, great shopping streets and wonderful restaurants.

Harderwijk

Historic Hanseatic town on IJsselmeer lake with many monuments and excellent restaurants.

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Hasselt

This Hanseatic town is also known as Little Amsterdam.

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Hattem

The charming, historic Hanseatic town in the Veluwe region.

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Heerenveen

Centuries-old city full of monuments in a stunning landscape.

Heusden

Heusden is a beautiful fortified city, the center of which is full of little boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and attractive squares.

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Hindeloopen

Picturesque coastal village with unique traditions, historical sights and a seafaring past.

All Dutch cities

In a small country like Holland, you’ll find a very diverse range of cities. Whatever it is you like – historical buildings or modern architecture, a place by the beach or bon-vivant life – in Holland, you’ll always find a city that is right for you.

Places by the beach

Along the entire coastline of Holland, you’ll find beautiful places. Spend the day lying on the beach, or stroll along the boulevard and enjoy the restaurants and bars in the evening. Does this appeal to you? Then take a look at Cadzand, Bloemendaal or Bergen aan Zee, or view the entire overview of the best seaside resorts in Holland.

Dive into history

Holland has a rich past. Thanks to its lively trade in the Middle Ages, cities like Kampen, Zwolle and Hasselt were built. These cities were part of the Hanseatic League: a cooperative between various Dutch and other European cities.

Discover old crafts

When you think of Holland, you think of cheese and the cheese markets where this Dutch delicacy is traded in a traditional way. If you would like to visit a cheese market, go to such cities as Gouda, Edam or Alkmaar.

But Holland has more old crafts. Along IJsselmeer lake, formerly Zuiderzee sea, many people lived off fishing, and you can still visit the authentic fishing villages in this region. Volendam may well be the best known among them, but places like Monnickendam, Urk and Marken are also certainly worth a visit.

Taste the atmosphere in the student cities

In student cities, it’s always lively. Bars are open every day of the week, and there’s always a party going on somewhere. The Dutch students cities are characterized by a multitude of listed buildings, museums and a broad range of cafes and restaurants. Visit Leiden, Groningen, Delft or Maastricht where, even if you’re not a student yourself, you can enjoy everything that these cities have to offer.

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Enkhuizen

A small town packed with historical buildings and monuments.

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Hoofddorp and Haarlemmermeer

The Haarlemmermeer is an attractive area because of its long stretches of nature and the Cruquius, the world’s biggest steam-driven pumping station.

Hoorn

The former Dutch East India Company town has a fantastic beach on offer on the IJsselmeer lake.

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Julianadorp

Discover a seaside resort named after a queen!

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Kampen

Discover the Hanseatic town of Kampen with a rich history and over 500 monuments.

Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden boasts over 600 monuments.

Leiden

Bustling university city with beautiful canals, inner courtyards and museums.

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Lelystad

Find out what the capital of Flevoland has to offer.

Lisse

Visit Lisse and discover the heart of the flower-bulb region amid the beautiful flower fields and Keukenhof!

Maastricht

Like no other city, Maastricht knows how to charm you and treat you to the good things in life.

Marken

The traditions of yesteryear live on in Marken. Walk through the harbor and be amazed at the authentic wooden houses.

Medemblik

Visit the oldest city in West-Friesland off IJsselmeer lake.

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Middelburg: the capital of Zeeland

Middelburg glows with an irresistible flair between twisty alleyways and historic buildings.

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Monnickendam

A small town with a grand history.

Naarden

One of the best preserved fortified towns in Europe.

Nijmegen

Discover Nijmegen, one of the oldest cities in Holland, and enjoy plenty of culture and a welcoming atmosphere.

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Noordwijk

Discover the floral seaside resort with its lovely beaches, bulb flower fields and fun attractions.

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Oostkapelle

Dunes, woods, and a long, dreamy beach.

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Renesse

21 km beach, beautiful water and pure pleasure!

Roermond

Highlight for shopping fans, culture lovers and water sports enthusiasts.

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Rotterdam

Discover the beautiful port city with its unique architecture and forward-looking culture.

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Scheveningen

Visit the most popular seaside resort and enjoy countless activities and sports.

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Sneek

The water sports capital of Friesland.

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Katwijk

Many resorts also invite you to come and visit in the winter.

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Kijkduin

A hidden pearl near the Hague, for those who prefer a quiet day at the beach.

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Ouddorp

Ouddorp is an ideal family seaside resort: vast beaches, nature and lots of space.

The Hague

Visit the beautiful court city with its countless museums, shops and welcoming restaurants.

The Hanseatic city of Zwolle

Zwolle is a lively Hanseatic city with a Medieval centre, many shops and plenty of culinary treats.

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Westkapelle

Sunbathing, strolling or surfing - what do you fancy?

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The white town of Thorn

Visit this special town known for its white houses.

Tilburg

Discover its museums, great shopping streets and excellent restaurants.

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Relaxing in West Brabant

If you love to visit cultural heritage sites and enjoy nature, Halderberge is the perfect spot for a longer stay.

Utrecht

Discover the welcoming historic inner city and enjoy the green surroundings.

Valkenburg aan de Geul

The small community of Valkenburg is a tourist attraction in itself.

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Venlo

Venlo: the lively green city by the Maas

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Vlissingen

Lots of beaches, lots of history, lots of fun - that's Vlissingen!

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Volendam

Discover this centuries-old fishing village north of Amsterdam.

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Workum

Discover the beautiful, water-rich Workum, one of the Frisian Eleven Cities.

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Zaandam

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

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Zandvoort

Enjoy beautiful beaches, a welcoming ambiance and the racetracks.

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Zierikzee

A beautiful, historic town with many monuments.

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Zoutelande

Zoutelande offers sea, beaches and comfort.

Zutphen

Magnificent Hanseatic town with countless monuments.