towns

Even though the best known and most touristic town in Holland is Amsterdam, there are many more interesting places to discover. Think of the second city of Holland, Rotterdam for example. Or the government town of The Hague. Or visit one of the smaller towns.  Check my blogs for more information about the hidden treasures of Holland!

Groningen, The Netherlands

Why visit Groningen?

Groningen is a historical student town in the north of the Netherlands with some interesting museums and monuments. It's also the perfect base from which to explore the provinces of Groningen and...

windmill Schiedam (Holland)

Why visit Schiedam?

Schiedam is a surprisingly cool place to visit. Hidden behind its big and famous neighbor Rotterdam, Schiedam is a historical town with a couple of impressive super high windmills. It used to be one...

Alkmaar weigh house and cheese market

Alkmaar: more than just a cheese market

Many tourists know the city of Alkmaar as the place to visit an old fashioned Dutch cheese market. There’s more to see and do in Alkmaar though. Think of a beautiful historical city center with...

cinema drawing

Going to the movies in Amsterdam

On a rainy day you may just want to escape into a different dimension, and visit a cinema to see a movie. As a tourist you can easily go to the movies in the Netherlands, because movies are never...

The Hague

8 reasons to visit The Hague

When planning a visit to the Netherlands you will probably think of going to Amsterdam, our capital, first. But it is the city of The Hague that houses the Dutch government. The history of The Hague...

Elburg harbor (The Netherlands)

Visiting Elburg: history in a square

The map of Elburg looks like that of an American town. Completely square, with straight roads. But looks deceive: Elburg is a medieval town, with cute houses, cobbled pavements and an historic...

Memorial Westerbork

A visit to Kamp Westerbork

After a short bicycle ride through the lively spring landscapes of Drenthe province, we had suddenly arrived at Kamp Westerbork. I had always thought of this World War II transit camp for Jewish...

Den Helder, view from the dunes

Why visit Den Helder?

Most people know Den Helder as “the town where you can catch the ferry to Texel” and as the main base of the Dutch Royal Navy. Most people pass it by without giving it a second look. So...