Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen lady admires blue white wall
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Famous Dutch icons

When you think of the Netherlands, your first thought is of windmills, canals, tulips, cheese and the Dutch Masters. That makes sense, as these cultural icons are world-famous and really should not be missed when visiting our country. But did you know that this is just the tip of the cultural iceberg? So while on holiday, experience all the beauty of these traditional highlights, but above all, see it as the perfect starting point for an unforgettable journey of discovery of everything else the Netherlands has to offer.

Famous Dutch icons

Red tulip field in Flevoland
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Blooming Netherlands: a rich bouquet of stories

Tips for seeing the most beautiful flowers in the Netherlands.

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Visit the Kinderdijk windmills

Find out why the Kinderdijk windmills are on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Couple bike along the Lauwersmeer
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Hop on your bike and discover Dutch cycling culture. Top tips and places to enjoy

Where, when and how? We'll give you all the answers for the best cycling experience. What are the coolest places? How safe is it? Read all about it in this guide!

Woman views painting The endangered swan at Rijksmuseum. Painted by Dutch artist Jan Asselijn ca. 1650
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Dutch Masters: art is everywhere in the Netherlands

The iconic works of our Dutch Masters can be seen throughout the Netherlands. But where are the best places to see their work and learn more about these titans of art?

Aquaduct Veluwemeer, aerial view from the drone. A sailboat sails through the aqueduct on the lake above the highway.
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Where are the best places to enjoy the lakes and waterways of the Netherlands?

Which location in the Netherlands best shows our national obsession with water? Which locations are not to be missed? Find out in this guide!

The windmills of Kinderdijk in the light of morning glory with a sunrise.
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Dutch heritage: a perfect blend of culture and landscape

Curious about Dutch heritage? Take a look at this guide and be amazed by all the beauty our country has to offer.

More icons than you expect

Girl works in atelier in Arnhem Modekwartier district
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Dutch fashion: sustainable and innovative

Discover the innovative, sustainable fashion of the Netherlands. Get inspiration from the pioneers of Dutch fashion who are shaping the future of clothing with new technologies and a circular approach.

Aerial shot of Fort Everdingen part of Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie
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Join us as we visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Netherlands

We crisscross the Netherlands, past all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These places tell the unique story of our society and our eventful relationship with water.

Van Gogh Huis Nieuw-Amsterdam Veenoord, Drenthe
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Vincent van Gogh: shaped by the Dutch countryside

Explore the beautiful Dutch landscape that led Vincent van Gogh to become one of the greatest painters of all time. Follow in his footsteps and experience the natural beauty of Brabant and Drenthe.

Dutch Design Week Van Abbemuseum October 2022
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Dutch Design – Innovating for a better world

Want to know more about that curious phenomenon of Dutch Design? We can tell you everything you need to know and all the best places to go for the best Dutch Design experiences during your visit to the Netherlands.