Man enjoys view of Blind-Floor Kasteelplein Breda
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Explore the Netherlands that suits your interests

Discover the Netherlands like you’ve never seen it before! This small but multifaceted country is jam-packed with special places and sights. Whether you’re after cultural activities, adventures, or rest and relaxation, there’s truly something for everyone – and nothing’s more than a short journey away.

Breathtaking scenery

Lady in yellow dress walks across flowering heathland Veluwe Zuiderheide

The Netherlands is famous for its beautiful landscapes and green oases. Take the Veluwe, a region characterized by its natural parks and expansive woodlands, heathland and sand dunes. It’s ideal for long walks and bike rides, surrounded by nothing but the calming sounds of nature. Spot native animals in their natural habitat or visit the Kröller-Müller Museum, which is located within the Hoge Veluwe National Park.

Another special place to visit is the flower bulb region, famous for its flower fields that burst into color each spring. Thousands of visitors come here each year to marvel at the sheer endless fields of tulips, hyacinths and daffodils. Consider taking the bike to visit the area: a cycling trip offers a great opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Dutch flowers. As a flower lover, you might be tempted to immediately head to the world-famous Keukenhof, but the Netherlands offers plenty of other places to visit for those who enjoy impressive flora displays. These places are often just as beautiful but a lot less known and therefore quieter.

Cycling the Netherlands

Cycling is a fantastic way of exploring the Netherlands. An expansive network of bike paths and clearly signposted cycling routes make the Netherlands a paradise for cyclists. Explore picturesque villages, wide polder landscapes and vibrant cities. The famous Kinderdijk windmills, where you can learn about Dutch industrial heritage and the history of the country’s ingenious water management, are also easily reachable by bike.

Don’t miss the rich cultural heritage of the Netherlands. Explore the canals and museums of historic Amsterdam and the charming towns of Delft and Utrecht, which have beautiful
architecture, historic churches and bustling markets. Learn more about Dutch history and art in museums and galleries such as Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House.

Cycling on the ferry across the Overijssel Canal

On the water

Kitesurfers at sea with beach and beach houses Vrouwenpolder Zeeland

If you’re out for adventure, the Netherlands offers countless options. There are plenty of opportunities for water sports, for example: its many lakes, rivers and the North Sea coast make the Netherlands the perfect destination for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and kitesurfing. The IJsselmeer and the Frisian lakes are popular sailing spots, and the coast of Zeeland is perfect for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Whether you love nature, culture, sports, animals or just want a relaxing holiday, the Netherlands always surprises with its variety. So hop on your bike, put on your walking shoes, bring your golf set or grab your water sports equipment and discover all that the Netherlands has to offer.

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