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Travel Guide to The Netherlands

The Netherlands is widely known as Holland and the population as Dutch. 

Places to visit in The Netherlands 

Amsterdam is the capital of Holland an has its own page - Amsterdam

Rotterdam - is the largest port in Europe, with the rivers Meuse and Rhine providing excellent access to the hinterland of Europe. A modern city after a huge rebuild after the war Rotterdam is vibrant, trendy and cosmopolitan. A major zoo called Diergaarde Blijdorp is situated at the northwest side of Rotterdam, complete with a walkthrough sea aquarium called the Oceanium. Also see the Euromast at 186 m one of the highest structures in Europe. 

                             Erasmus Bridge Rotterdam Netherlands Erasmus Bridge Rotterdam

Utrecht - the forth largest city in the Netherlands and one of the oldest. The centre is full of 13th century buildings such as the Dom Tower and Church, townhouses and the Town Hall. Another landmark is  The Oudegracht, a curved canal that bisects the city.

 

The Hague - is the home of the Dutch Government and the administrative centre of the country. it is also the third largest city and home to the Dutch royal family. The city is a mixture of old and new buildings and this extends into cultural life with ancient buildings and museums mixed with modern cafe and club life. 

Keukenhof  is known as the 'world's largest flower garden' it has a huge display annually with around 7 million bulbs planted. Keukenhof is located in South Holland in the small town of Lisse, southwest of Amsterdam.

Hoge Veluwe National Park - is Hollands largest national park located in the east of the country. It consists of heathlands, sand dunes, and woodlands areas and is home to Red Deer, Roe Deer, Wild Boar and Mouflon. 

 
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