The Netherlands is located in Western Europe.
It is mostly low-lying and located at the mouths of three major European rivers (Rhine, Meuse, and Schelde). It’s known for its rich culture heritage, its painters, windmills, clogs and tulips. The Netherlands has so much to offer tourists from the romantic medieval Loevestein castle, the Mills of Kinderdijk, spectacular museums and of course the wonderful canals of Amsterdam. Wherever you go in the Netherlands, do as the Dutch do and explore it from the seat of a bicycle. The best place to start is the capital, Amsterdam, take a ride along its peaceful canals.
One thing for sure the nightlife and eating out in the Netherlands can be very diverse. Make sure to try rijsttafel (a Dutch take on Indonesian food). In all of the popular cities you will find theatres, cafes, cinemas, nightclubs, bars and restaurants. A night out in the Netherlands can be something of an eye-opener for the first time visitor. There are no official licensing hours, so it is possible in the big cities to get a drink more or less at any time. Look for the brown cafes because they are an institution, they are the equivalent to the local pub.
Shopping can also be lots of fun in the Netherlands. You will find a number of shopping centres, where you can find things from local handicrafts to high end fashionable objects. There are a number of shopping malls and markets, which are also worth visiting. A very popular place to visit is Nieuwe Spiegelstraat & Spiegelgracht, which is an antiquing paradise. You will find very old china dolls, rare books, puppets, paintings, antique clocks, and much, much more.
Here is a list of the top ten cities in Germany. I will be going more in depth about these cities soon:-
1. Amsterdam – This is the capital of the Netherlands and is also a beautiful corner of the world; a place where classical music, canals, imposing architecture and artistic museums are very much part of life.
9. Harlingen – This city is located in the North on the Wadden Sea. It’s a very popular for fishing. Visitors can enjoy a number of fun activities such as sleeping in the lighthouse or in a harbour crane.
10. Den Bosch – A beautiful medieval city located in the South of the Netherlands, known for its well preserved fortresses. Every city landmark is located at a walking distance, so its well worth exploring by foot.