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Holland Stories

Holland is full of stories that tell you more about our country’s rich history, culture, and destinations. Van Gogh and the Golden Age are examples, but flowers and water are also intimately interwoven with our nation’s existence. The stories will guide you through the entire country – an easy feat because travelling in Holland is quick and easy. It is a perfect way to discover a lot in a short space of time. Read the 10 stories and get inspired to visit one of the countless special places in Holland.

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Liberation Route

Liberation Route

Discover this historic Memorial Route that links up the most important milestones during the advance of the allies.


Mondrian & De Stijl

De Stijl was founded in 1917. Important members of De Stijl were Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondriaan, Bart van der Leck, J.J.P. Oud, and Gerrit Rietveld. Learn everything about this art movement.

Land of Water

Land of Water

No less than 26 per cent of our country lies below sea level. See and experience how we manage and enjoy our water in a variety of places.

Van Gogh

In the footsteps of Van Gogh

Visit the most beautiful Van Gogh locations and learn everything there is to learn about the life and works of one of the most famous artists of all time.



Admire the famous Dutch flowers in the fields, at the floating flower market or at the flower parades.


Hansa Towns

Discover more about the Hansa towns of Holland.


Holland’s castles and country houses

Come face to face with history and grandeur in Holland’s castles and country houses.

Golden Age

The Dutch Golden Age

The Dutch Golden Age (17th century) was a period of tremendous wealth for the Dutch Republic.

Dutch cuisine

Dutch Food and Cuisine

Taste and discover the pure, delicious and honest cuisine of Holland.


Royal Holland

Read all about the House of Orange-Nassau.