Are you still hanging around your vacation destination? Well, if we proposed France to you yesterday, taking into account the beautiful places that can be found throughout the territory, today we want to recommend you one of the most visited countries in all of Europe. We refer to Holland, which has much more to offer than Amsterdam and its coffee shops.
Today, for example, we want to show you some of the towns most beautiful of the place, where you can enjoy beautiful landscapes, a lot of tourist attractions and centuries of interesting history. Do you want to join us to discover some of the most beautiful villages in Holland? I assure you will not regret!
The first town we want to talk to you about is Zierikzee, a rich trading town since Middle Ages located on the island of Schouwen-Duiveand, in the province of Zeeland. Here you will find a beautiful port, mills and pretty gates and walls, plus plenty of historical monuments.
Another of the most beautiful towns in the Netherlands is Giethoorn, a town where driving is prohibited. Known as the "Venencia del norte", it is located in the Overijssel province. Without a doubt, the best way to see the beauty of this place is visiting it on foot, although you can also rent a bicycle or go canoeing. What is most surprising about this place are its houses with thatched roofs placed in a row along the canals, in addition to the more than 150 bridges. You can take advantage of your visit to this hairy place to eat pannenkoeken and other delights of the country in its restaurants.
If we talk about the most beautiful villages in the Netherlands, we cannot forget Stavoren, a town located on the shore of Lake Ijssel. Like Zierikzee, Stavoren became a very prosperous city in the Middle Ages thanks to the Commerce. Today, however, most of their income comes from water sports, especially during the summer.
Star-shaped and with a characteristic green color, Naardem is one of the best-preserved fortified cities in Europe. From Vuelva Viajes we recommend that you take a walk through its cobbled streets, where you can contemplate its ramparts and different buildings and monuments. In addition, in one of the bastions you can visit a museum about the fortress that includes access to tunnels and casemates. The best thing is that access to Naardem from Amsterdam is simple and fast (only 20 minutes by train).
Nor do we want to forget about Monnickendam, a small town with a lot of history. And it was in 1355 when this town received the foundation letter, which meant the beginning of its expansion. However, all the buildings of this era burned down over the years. The only one that can be admired today in the Speel Tower, which houses a museum. You can also find other monuments such as the Church of San Nicolás or the wooden drawbridge.
Finally, we want to tell you about Valkenburg, a picturesque town where you can visit mines and caves that house paintings from the time of the Romans. You will also love visiting the castle ruins, from which you get wonderful views; the two theme parks, the cable car, underground caves, spas and much more. In addition, you should keep in mind that it is an ideal place to visit by bicycle, since it has numerous trails for cyclists.
After discovering all these beautiful places, what are you waiting to organize your trip to Holland? Below you can see where they are located on the map to make it much easier for you to create an itinerary.
NETHERLANDS summer in Giethoorn (hd-video) (August 2022)