With its iconic windmills, vibrant tulip fields, and charming canals, the Netherlands is a captivating destination that effortlessly blends old-world charm with modern innovation. Lose yourself in the enchanting streets of Amsterdam, where picturesque bridges connect historic buildings and cozy cafes beckon you to savor Dutch delicacies. Immerse yourself in the rich artistic heritage at world-class museums like the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Explore beyond the capital city and uncover hidden gems like Utrecht, known for its medieval architecture and lively cultural scene. Embark on a cycling adventure through quaint villages dotted with traditional Dutch houses, or take a leisurely canal cruise to experience the country's unique waterways firsthand. Nature enthusiasts will revel in the beauty of Keukenhof Gardens, where millions of blooming flowers create a kaleidoscope of colors. Whether you're seeking cultural immersion, outdoor exploration, or simply indulging in delicious cheese and stroopwafels, the Netherlands offers an unforgettable journey that will leave you enamored with its charm and warmth.
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With their vibrant colors and delicate petals, Tulips have long held a significant place in the heart of the Netherlands. This small country has a rich history intertwined with these captivating flowers. In the 17th century, tulip mania swept through the nation, causing prices to skyrocket and creating a speculative frenzy. Today, tulips are cherished for their beauty and symbolize Dutch pride and resilience. The annual Keukenhof Gardens, boasting over seven million tulips, is a testament to this enduring love affair. From fields ablaze with tulip blossoms to the iconic windmills standing tall amidst colorful landscapes, the Netherlands continues to be a sanctuary for tulip enthusiasts worldwide. Each spring season, the legacy of tulips is celebrated anew, reminding us of their timeless allure and the indelible mark they have left on Dutch culture and history.
- Amsterdam’s Canals
Amsterdam's canals weave through the city like veins, breathing life into its picturesque landscape. A network of 165 canals, stretching over 60 miles creates a mesmerizing tapestry of architectural wonders and cultural heritage. As you stroll along their banks, the gentle lapping of water against centuries-old brick facades whispers tales of the past. Glimmering under the soft glow of streetlights at night, the canals transform into enchanting pathways, guiding you to hidden gems tucked away in narrow alleys. Adorned with elegant bridges that connect neighborhoods and generations, these waterways are more than just a means of transportation; they are an integral part of Amsterdam's identity. Whether gliding along on a canal cruise or simply basking in their timeless beauty from a cozy cafe terrace, the canals offer a serene escape from the bustling city streets.
- Van Gogh Museum
Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Vincent van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Step into a realm where brushstrokes dance across canvases, revealing the artist's tumultuous life and unparalleled talent. Wander through the museum's hallowed halls, adorned with an extensive collection of over 200 paintings, including iconic masterpieces like "The Starry Night" and "Sunflowers." Marvel at the vivid colors and emotional intensity that define Van Gogh's unique style. Beyond the awe-inspiring artworks, delve deeper into Van Gogh's journey through his letters and sketches. Lose yourself in a world where imagination knows no bounds as you connect with the genius of Vincent van Gogh and witness his enduring legacy come to life before your eyes.
- Jordaan Neighborhood, Amsterdam
Lose yourself in its narrow streets, lined with picturesque canal houses and blooming flowers cascading from windowsills. Explore the bohemian atmosphere as you discover eclectic art galleries, cozy cafes, and vibrant markets. Indulge your taste buds with delectable Dutch treats at local bakeries and sample traditional cheeses at neighborhood fromageries. As you wander through this historic district, soak up the rich history and culture that permeates every corner. Admire the iconic Westerkerk tower piercing the sky, offering breathtaking views of Amsterdam's skyline. In Jordaan, every step is an invitation to uncover hidden gems, discover unique boutiques, and experience the warmth of Dutch hospitality.
- CDam Square, Amsterdam
CDam Square, nestled in the heart of Amsterdam, is a vibrant and bustling hub that encapsulates the city's rich history and lively spirit. Surrounded by iconic landmarks such as the Royal Palace and the National Monument, this expansive square serves as a meeting point for locals and tourists alike. The atmosphere is electric, with street performers entertaining passersby and an array of cafes offering delectable treats. As day turns to night, the square transforms into a magical realm, illuminated by twinkling lights and buzzing with excitement.
- Royal Palace of Amsterdam
The royal palace of Amsterdam stands as a majestic testament to the city's rich history and opulence. With its grandeur and architectural splendor, the palace exudes an air of regal elegance that is truly captivating. Its ornate façade adorned with intricate carvings and golden accents beckons visitors to step inside and discover the treasures within. As one enters the palace, they are transported back in time, surrounded by lavish interiors filled with exquisite art, gilded furnishings, and sparkling chandeliers. The vast halls and rooms whisper tales of past monarchs who once graced these very spaces. From the resplendent throne room to the enchanting gardens, every corner of the royal palace reflects a bygone era of power and prestige.
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As is the case with most international travel, a hepatitis vaccination is recommended. Take along comfortable walking shoes and plenty of sunscreen.
The months of May thru October are the best months to travel when temperatures in the day hover around the 70's and 80's. Nights dip into the 50's and 60's, so be sure to take a sweater and even an umbrella. If you would like to visit during the tulip season, April to mid-May is the best time!
A service charge of 5-10% is added to restaurant bills. Add 5-10% more for exceptional service. Tip in cash, even when paying with a credit card.
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ATMs are abundant in the Netherlands, especially Amsterdam.
Always notify your bank prior to departure to avoid any problems using your credit or debit card while traveling.
The best items to shop for in the Netherlands are diamonds, decorative tiles, wooden shoes, licorice, cheese, chocolate, and tulip bulbs. If you are shopping for Delft porcelain, look for a hallmark of the word “Delft” written with the D like a backward C.
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230 volts. Plugs C & F. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit.
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