Holland It is one of those countries that every European should visit at least once in their life. And beware, that the only destination that one should contemplate is not only Amsterdam, but there are other cities and towns that are worth setting foot on.
As in another article we already talked about the most beautiful villages in the Netherlands, in today's I will focus on what under criteria are the 7 cities prettiest in the Netherlands.
The Red light district, the Vondelpark, bike rides, the Van Gogh Museum, the flower market, boat trips on its beautiful canals ... There are plenty of reasons why one wishes to travel to the capital of the Netherlands, which is a city of more than 800,000 inhabitants, characterized by its open and innovative nature.
2- The Hague
It is where the United Nations International Court of Justice is. However, beyond its Court of Justice, it must be said that it is the city where Dutch royalty rules and resides. Its cultural offer, of which we could highlight more than one museum, is complemented by old buildings from great architectural beauty. In addition, it should not be forgotten that in The Hague they boast of kilometers of wild beaches in which bathing is not recommended due to the low temperatures of the North Sea. Number of inhabitants? Just over half a million.
It is the typical city to which many tourists come to enjoy a different day. About 100,000 people live in it, who are used to seeing its beautiful medieval historic center and its picturesque canals. At the place where the famous painter Johannes Vermeer was born, you can enjoy its charming cafes while watching Oude Kerk, an ancient church 75 meters high that is slightly inclined.
It is the smallest city on this list by far. It does not even reach 20,000 inhabitants, something that guarantees you to spend a few relaxed days on the shores of the Wadden Sea, in the north of the country. Its cobblestone alleys will catch you from the first minute, the same as will happen to the ships docked in its port. The beauty of their traditional houses and the old Harlingen lighthouse, built in 1920, will give you a good impression of the place.
Utrecht is not only one of the most beautiful cities in the Netherlands, it is also one of the oldest. Its winding channels, which run through its beautiful medieval center, invite you to take a walk that is not easily forgotten. When you're done and you're ashore, you can't miss the domkerk cathedralAnd you should not miss the opportunity to experience the good atmosphere in cafes and bars first hand.
It is the second largest city in the Netherlands with more than 600,000 inhabitants. It is to the west and houses an important port, the Europoort, which has the privilege of being the largest in all of Europe and the second largest in the world. Leaving aside the numerous canals that run through the city, it must be said that they were able to reinvent themselves after the bombings and the Nazi occupation. Today it is a modern and futuristic city that offers numerous possibilities at the work level.
Maastricht, the capital of the Limburg province, is located in the south of the country, between Belgium and Germany. Despite having just over 100,000 inhabitants, it is an important city that many people go to enjoy their holidays. Of course, do not expect to find the same Dutch atmosphere that is lived in Amsterdam or Rotterdam, since its position on the map and the large number of Belgians and Germans who attend makes it the least dutch of all. Something good? Many things! Its buildings, its cathedrals, its cobbled streets or the carnival that is celebrated every year.
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