In 2014, the Netherlands was ranked as the healthiest country in the world. While much of this is due to access to the country's plentiful supply of high quality vegetables, it may also be because this is a nation committed to physical exercise. Visitors to the Netherlands will notice that people tend to be in shape and they often spend more time cycling than … [Read more...] about Discover the Netherlands’ Most Exciting Outdoor Activities
The Netherlands Travel
Among the smallest countries in Europe, The Netherlands has always had an outsized influence through its culture, arts, and cuisine. To say you are visiting The Netherlands is to embark on a truly transformational journey that goes far beyond the storied markets and cafes of Amsterdam. It is a journey to the heart of both old and new Europe - to the past and the future of the arts and the way we engage with and live in this world.
The Netherlands is perhaps best known for its rich artistic tradition. Home to some of the world's greatest artists, and museums housing their masterpieces, the Dutch influence comprises famous works by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Vermeer and Mondrian among so many others. Museums dot the landscape, from the heart of Amsterdam to Haarlem and Rotterdam, while the architecture of these buildings speaks to the centuries of influence the Dutch have had on the design of the cityscapes of Europe.
It's not just the artwork of The Netherlands that attracts visitors from around the world, however. The famously flat landscapes are a mecca for cyclists - with more than 32,000km of cycling paths in the country, while the vast tulip fields that flower every spring are powered by the soaring windmills that have been part of the Dutch skyline for more than 750 years. From the tiniest cafe in the heart of The Netherlands' many culture-rich cities to the sweeping countryside, perfect for bicycle rides and flower picking, there are few trips on earth quite like this.
The Netherlands is a cyclist’s dream. Almost everywhere is accessible to bike riders, and most places are welcoming to pursuers of the cycling sports. On top of this, if you want to go on a bike ride in the Netherlands, you’re in for a treat. This country is filled with beautiful, breath-taking scenery wherever you go, but some places are a bit more striking than others, and … [Read more...] about Five Picturesque Bike Rides Through The Netherlands
As one of the most cherished tourist destinations on earth, Amsterdam isn’t exactly an ‘off the beaten path’ location. Yet despite having been heavily trafficked and well defined in guidebooks over the years, there is still a wide array of hidden gems to be found within the city. They range from unique art to surprising architecture to unexpected shops with … [Read more...] about Been to Amsterdam? Did You Discover…
If you've been considering a trip to Amsterdam, 2013 is certainly the year to do it. The Dutch capital is celebrating numerous milestones this year, including the 400th anniversary of its famed Grachtengordel, or Canal Ring – the vast, intersecting web of waterways that curves outwards from the city’s core. A prime example of innovative town planning, the canals are still in … [Read more...] about Exploring Amsterdam’s Canal Ring