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.

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  • Amersfoort

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

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  • Amsterdam

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

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  • Apeldoorn

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

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  • Arnhem

    Discover Arnhem and enjoy beautiful museums, the Fashion District, and many wonderful restaurants.

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  • Assen

    Discover the beautiful capital of the province of Drenthe.

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  • Bergen aan Zee

    Picturesque seaside town with beautiful beaches, dunes, and art fairs!

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  • Bergen op Zoom

    Centuries old history, countless monuments and culinary pleasures.

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  • Bloemendaal

    Hip beach cafes and Ibiza-like surroundings are to be found in Bloemendaal

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  • Breda

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

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  • Cadzand

    Beautiful dune region and wonderful beaches in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen.

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  • 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.

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  • Deventer

    Discover this historic Hanseatic city and its many monuments.

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  • Doesburg

    One of Holland’s most important fortified towns.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Enkhuizen

    A small town packed with historical buildings and monuments.

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  • Giethoorn

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

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  • Gouda

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • Hoorn

    The former VOC town has a great beach at the IJsselmeer lake.

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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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