The most important cities in the Netherlands

Amsterdam
Are you planning a getaway to some corner of Europe? Well, surely one of your main problems is choosing your destination. And is that the "old continent" has a lot to offer to all kinds of travelers. Italy, France, Portugal, United Kingdom, Ireland ... Any country is good to spend a weekend or enjoy a long vacation! However, today we are going to talk to you about one of the smallest: the Netherlands.

Popularly known as HollandThis country is known worldwide for its capital, Amsterdam, but it hides many other places that are worth knowing. On one occasion we already told you about its most beautiful towns, so today we are going to focus on its most important cities. Do you want to meet them? Well, you just have to join us!

Amsterdam

Amsterdam1
How could it be otherwise, let's start by talking about Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. Despite not having many monuments, this city is one of the most visited in Europe, among other things because strolling through its streets, surrounded by channels, bridges and bicycles, it is a true wonder. In addition, you will love to discover its architecture from the 16th and 17th centuries, the works of art of important artists (Van Gogh, Rembrandt ...) and the Anne Frank Museum.


Rotterdam

Rotterdam
Although Amsterdam is the capital and the most visited city in the Netherlands, it is not the only major city that we can find in the country. Rotterdam, for example, is considered one of the largest ports in the world, in addition to being a city modern and elegant, ideal for lovers of shopping, cafes, museums and art galleries. Of course, keep in mind that what you will find here is modern architecture, with tall skyscrapers and avant-garde buildings.

Hague

Hague
Located next to the coast, The Hague is the administrative capital of the country, hosting important buildings such as the Parliament or the embassies of other countries. In addition, it should be borne in mind that the city hides beautiful historical neighborhoods and numerous monuments, such as the International Peace Palace, the City Hall or Lange Voorhou Avenue.

Utrecht

Utrecht
We continue our tour of the most important cities in the Netherlands in Utrecht, which is located in the center of the country. Considered the fourth largest city in the Netherlands, it stands out for its streets full of canals and flowers. In addition, if you have the opportunity to visit this place you cannot miss its historic center, which dates from the 15th century. Of its more than 400 national monuments (two of them have been declared Universal Heritage by UNESCO), we want to highlight its cathedral, De Dom.

Delft

Delft
Less known than the previous ones is Delft, although visiting it is truly worth it. Located halfway between The Hague and Rotterdam, the city is known worldwide for Delft Blue Porcelain. Of course, you also have to take into account your relationship with the painter Johannes Vermeer and with the Royal House. You will love to stroll through its streets surrounded by channels and full of courtyards, churches and mansions. In addition, here you can enjoy numerous museums, markets and music bars.

Maastricht

Maastricht
Finally, we are going to talk about the city of Maastricht, one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, famous for being the place where the treaty that gave birth to the European Union. However, this romantic and beautiful city is special for many more things: its churches, walls, stately houses, large squares, a wide commercial offer ... In addition, you should know that Masstrich still conserves Roman and medieval buildings.

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