Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world. What makes Amsterdam so attractive is the 17th century historical atmosphere combined with the mentality of a modern metropolis creating a friendly and relaxed environment. The small scale of the buildings and the intimacy of the streets, canals and squares create an atmosphere that visitors find unique.The city has the highest museum density in the world and is home to cultural highlights, such as Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Hermitage Amsterdam and Rijksmuseum with Rembrandt’s world-famous Nightwatch. Other well known places of interest in Amsterdam are the Palace on the Dam, Artis Zoo, Jewish Historical Museum and Rembrandt House.
The Hague - is one of the most extraordinary cities in Holland. Not just because it is government city, but also because of its many monuments, historical districts and its location near the beautiful North Sea coastline. The Hague is also known as the 'Royal City by the Sea' and is called ‘the residence city’ because of the many members of the Dutch Royal Family who reside in its chic neighbourhoods.
Maastricht - is one of the oldest cities in Holland, as you will quickly discover when strolling through the historical inner city. Churches, city walls, monumental merchant houses and big squares merge seamlessly with a comprehensive and varied range of shops. Maastricht is also a city of indulgence and culinary highlights. There are pleasant lunchrooms, Michelin-starred restaurants, vineyard farms and an extensive range of excellent regional products and dishes. In short, ‘bons vivants’ should not miss out on Maastricht!
Delft - this city most closely connected with Dutch Royal history: as you wander through the historical streets, a guide will tell you precisely where William of Orange walked 400 years ago. But Delft is also known as a 19th-century industrial city, and it’s still famous for its university and research institutes. The enchanting old town with its canals and ancient buildings is best experienced on foot.Walk through the historic town center, filled with canals and historical sights such as Oude Kerk (Old Church), Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), the Oostpoort (Eastern Gate) city wall remains and the historic Waag (Weigh House).
Leiden - is a university city that is known primarily as the town in which Rembrandt was born. This is where the world-famous old master took his first steps on the path towards an amazing life as a painter. But Leiden is much more than this. Apart from Amsterdam, Leiden’s inner city has the greatest number of waterways and bridges in the country. Every summer an amazing parade of boats and other floating vehicles sail through the city’s canals. The inner city is also lined with gentlemen’s houses, university buildings and museums with surprising exhibitions. Naturally, this student town boasts a broad variety of attractive terraces, restaurants and cafes.
Rotterdam - is a city of many faces: a tough port city, a trendy nightlife city, a sophisticated shopping city, and a hip artistic city. Above all, Rotterdam is the architecture city of Holland that stimulates innovation. Its skyline is always changing. There are many things to do amid Rotterdam’s skyscrapers. You can go on a shopping spree, enjoy some excellent food, and visit a range of museums and attractions in and around the city centre.
Utrecht - is the lively, beating heart of Holland. It was built around the Dom tower, which you can see from any point in the city, so there is no way you can get lost in the attractive, car-free city centre. Utrecht boasts beautiful canals with extraordinary wharf cellars housing cafés and terraces by the water. As well as the Dom tower, Utrecht boasts hundreds of other monuments that each contribute to the special atmosphere in this centuries-old university town.