Have you ever been to the Netherlands? If not, then you should think about it because you are missing a lot of beauty here. The beauty of the Netherlands has caused a lot of people to call it ‘travelers’ heaven’, since it is a home for cities crisscrossed with canals, national parks full of green forests and a number of great museums where you can learn a lot about past history and the European culture.
For many travelers, what captures the idea of the Netherlands are windmills, tulips and rivers; however, there is much more beauty in ‘travelers’ heaven’. The Netherlands is a main player in the flower industry all over the world, and it is the home of the famous Keukenhof, the largest flower garden in the world, and it is open only between March and May. If you are traveling to Netherlands and are curious about seeing more natural beauty, you need to visit a flower parade where you can see floats, boats and cars decorated in flowers and each parade has its own character. Keep in mind that many towns and regions in the Netherlands hold parades every year.
Moreover, when you visit Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands, don’t forget to check the Jordaan District. Although Amsterdam is famous for its crowded coffee shops; this beautiful city has a different side that you can see in Jordaan District with maze like streets lined with cafes and restaurants, designer stores and art galleries. You can also enjoy seeing the narrow canals flanked by colorful gabled houses and gardens everywhere.
Travelers to the Netherlands also never miss visiting Utrecht, which is the oldest city in the country and one of the most welcoming and attractive cities. Utrecht has a beautiful medieval quarter that adds a touch of beauty to the roundabouts and tourist sites. In other words, in Utrecht you can feel the meaning of quiet and relaxation.
Considering the Netherlands is a small country, it has given to the world a number of famous painters, noting that painting emerged in the 17th century when the Dutch Republic was shining. No one can forget Vincent van Gogh, Jan Steen, Jacob van Ruysdael and other painters who enriched the European culture with their beautiful work. They introduced to ‘travelers’ heaven’ a lot of work that is still present in museums and it attracts millions of tourists who appreciate art and old cultures.
The Museum Quarter in Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum, all have a huge number of precious art collections decorating their walls. For most travelers, a visit to Netherlands wouldn’t be complete without spending a day visiting these museums and seeing the beauty of the 17th century. It is really a delightful experience that makes us call Netherlands ‘traveler’s heaven’.
Spending some time among flowers, rivers, windmills and art museums will definitely heal your soul and bring you happiness and inner peace. Spending a few days in the Netherlands can provide you with a change of a lifetime, even if you didn’t make it to some of the places you would like to visit, and you will surely enjoy an outstanding experience.