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Netherlands – The Land of Tulips and Beautiful Cities
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Western Evropa offers several interesting countries to visit, the Netherlands. The contry is famous for tulips, great architecture, and many travelers aim to visit the country as we did. We travelled to various interesting cities such as Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Utrecht, Maastricht, Haag, and other. WE had great time there and took many pictures. You can experience the best of them right here.
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photos: Simona Svanová, Matouš Vinš
The Netherlands is very often referred to as the Netherlands and the Netherlands, but these names are unofficial. Properly, the country is called the Netherlands or the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The capital is Amsterdam, but the royal family and government are based in The Hague. Amsterdam is therefore mainly a center of culture and tourism, many foreigners come here every year.
Do you have some secret gourmet passion, some guilty pleasure you enjoy during Chirstmas markets? Do you have the feeling as if you have already tried everything sold on Christmas market in large European cities? So you think you know pretty much well what regional specialties they sell there? Well, maybe you are wrong. Let's join us and discover the unknown of the gourmet world. Do make experiments and try knew tastes and smells. Make yourselves ready for Christmas markets even if it is only September.
Let's see the south of the Netherlands. Close to Belgium and Germany, there is the city of Maastricht. Unlike other well-known famous places in the country, has its original looks. A few minutes in the city leaves you with feeling of historic atmosphere. Many sights, and buildings are well preserved. So let's see which places are worth visiting.
When you say the Netherlands everybody think of wind mills. These are symbol of this prosperous country and have been for a long time. The mills were built to drain water and dry terrain in lower attitude. Such mills are all across the Netherlands. There are, however, several places where you can see more than just one or two.
Rotterdam is the second and very well known city in the Netherlands. Also, it has been considered the largest port in Europe. Today, it is mostly known for its modern and novel architecture.
Den Haag is surely the most attractive city in the Netherlands. Its atmosphere makes it a great competitor to the famous capital of this small yet rich country. If you think there is not much to surprise you than you are plain wrong.
Once upon a time there was a magic land. A land where wind and breeze permanently resided and in this land there was an open-air museum of windmills – Zaanse Schans.
One of the most sought tourist spots in Europe is the second largest garden in the world. It is a place with the best smell that I have visited. It is an experience of a lifetime. Welcome to a beautiful garden of Keukenhof – several dozen of kilometers southwest from the Dutch capital.
I am falling with Netherlands more and more. During my third visit in this country, in April 2014, I was enchanted by Utrecht. It used to be the most important Dutch city south of Amsterdam. Its population of slightly more than 300,000, is perfectly suited to a group of cities that are not too small but not too big. If we add to this the fact that there is the largest university in the country, it is clear that it will be a quiet and pleasant city, which is on the other hand really alive.
The third largest city in Netherlands is located on the Northern Sea.
A small, and quite ordinary town in North Brabant province. This town is not only the birth place of the world famous Hieronymus Bosch. There are also many interesting places, and experiences to enjoy.
Water mills, tulips, bicycles, water canals, cheese, thousand-year old cities. What do you think of when you hear the Netherlands? This small western-European country is one of the most popular spots among tourists from all around the world. It is great place for students, young couples, families with children, or those who postponed travelling to the end of their carriers.
Most stories about the capital of Netherlands conclude with something which shouldn’t be told to anyone else but the closest. However, Amsterdam is not just a city where crazy parties happen. If you sit on a bike and ride away from downtown you can experience the true Amsterdam, long away from Red Light District.
Haarlem used to be one of the most important cities in the Netherlands. Its name also became the name of one of the most famous districts in New York – Harlem. This beautiful, historical city is home to Dutch upper-middle class seeking to enjoy peace and greenery yet be close to the capital. It takes only 15 minutes to travel from Haarlem to Amsterdam. I can recommend to pay a visit to the city.
Last week we spent some time in Denmark in the second oldest but one of the most popular amusement parks in Europe - Tivoli. Today we visit the Netherlands. Home to the another popular park - Efteling.
Erasmus University, Europe’s largest port, and the city which was built almost from scratch after the WWII making it sandbox for many architects to unleash their creativity. Rotterdam is unlike any other Dutch city and this also holds true in Europe-wide perspective.
A guy sitting behind me is getting on fire. I do not understand from what for he drank only a third of a beer. But it is not very pleasant. For a while he annoys Ana sitting next to him. Fortunately, a very robust and kind black woman offers her to switch places.
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