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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 Liberation Route in Holland, that links up the most important milestones during the advance of the allies.

Mondrian

Mondrian & De Stijl

Visit key museums and monuments throughout Holland. See iconic De Stijl artworks and explore Dutch Design today.

Water

Water flows through the lifes of the Dutch. A strong connection that was forged throughout history.

Van Gogh

In the footsteps of Van Gogh

These are the most beautiful Van Gogh locations in Holland. Visit the Van Gogh Museum and the Kröller-Müller Museum, home to the largest Van Gogh collections in the world, and the region of his birth, North Brabant.

Flowers

Flowers

Holland is the place to go to be inspired by beautiful flowers. Visit Keukenhof, with over 7 million flower bulbs, the flower parades, the floating flower market in Amsterdam, or take a walk through the beautiful flower bulb fields.

Hansa Towns

Hansa Towns

Discover Dutch Hansa towns such as Kampen, Deventer, Zutphen, Zwolle.

Castles

Holland’s castles and country houses

Come face to face with history and grandeur in Holland’s castles. Explore their interiors, feast in restaurants or even stay the night!

Golden Age

The Dutch Golden Age

The Dutch Golden Age (17th century) was a period of great wealth for the Dutch Republic. Visit the many places in Holland that still reflect the riches of the Dutch Golden Age

Dutch cuisine

Dutch Food and Cuisine

Holland is home to many great restaurants, excellent chefs and regional produce of high, internationally recognised quality. Taste and discover the pure, delicious and honest cuisine of Holland.

Royal

Royal Holland

Discover all about Royal Holland and the House of Orange-Nassau. Visit historic royal cities, such as Delft, Breda, Apeldoorn, and The Hague.