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  • 1 Het-Loo Palace-Museum: Gardens Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Konilijk Park 1 NL - Apeldoorn

    A masterpiece by D Marot, the superb wrought-iron gateway formerly granted access to the terrace (flanked by two sandstone statues symbolising the rivers bordering the Veluwe), which has a fine view over the four gardens: the lower garden with flower..

  • 2 The Port Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - Rotterdam

    Frequent boat trips offer an opportunity to get an idea of the huge extent of Rotterdam's port activity. Extending 40km from the city centre to the North Sea, it can deal with vessels up to 360m in length and 35m in width; every day 200 trucks laden ..

  • 3 Texel Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    NL - Den Burg

    24km long and 9km wide, Texel is the biggest of the Wadden's islands. This "Holland in miniature" has numerous attractions. At its centre is Den Burg, its capital and to the west is De Koog, a modern seaside resort on the main beach. Oudesc..

  • 4 The Haringvliet Dam Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Haringvlietplein 3 NL - 3224 Hellevoetsluis

    This edifice was built between 1955 and 1971. To build it, an artificial island was created in the middle of the estuary. The final phase of the project was completed with the aid of a cable car. Five km long, the dam incorporates 17 sluices in the m..

  • 5 Beelden aan Zee Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Harteveltstraat 1 NL - 2586 Scheveningen

    This museum is laid out around a pavilion built for Queen Wilhelmina in 1826. It contains contemporary sculptures collected by the Scholten-Miltenburgs from all over the world (Appel, Koenig, Zijlstra, Tajiri, Otto, Man Ray, Mitoraj), encompassing a ..

  • 6 St.-Janskathedraal Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    NL - 5211 's-Hertogenbosch

    Built between 1380 and 1530 in the Gothic Brabant style, the cathedral was restored from the 19C onwards. (up until 1985). Its sheer size and its bright and richly decorated appearance make this one of the Netherlands' most beautiful religious buildi..

  • 7 Efteling Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Europalaan 1 NL - 5171 KW Kaatsheuvel

    In this theme park, children will be dazzled by the world of fairy tales and elves of the Enchanted Forest (Sprookjesbos), Dream Flight (Droomvlucht), Fairy Tale Show (Sprookjesshow) and the House of Fives Senses (Huis van de Vijf Zintuigen). Thrill ..

  • 8 Loosdrecht lakes Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    NL - 3615 Westbroek

    The road is flanked by canals crossed by small bridges one of which leads to a house surrounded by a smart garden. Embedded between green isthmuses and flooded by gentle light, the lakes of Loosdrecht, which are in old peat bogs, stretch over around ..

  • 9 Molens Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Nederwaard 5 NL - 2961 Kinderdijk

    Among the canalside meadows and reeds stand 19 windmills over a 2km stretch, made famous by their number, size and the beauty of the marshy plain. Bearing witness to the never-ending battle against the rising water, they have since 1997 been on Unesc..

  • 10 Menkemaborg Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 9981 NC Uithuizen

    Initially fortified, this castle is now hidden by large trees. It is surrounded by moats; a garden in the Renaissance and Baroque styles typical of the Netherlands: a maze of greenery; orchards and kitchen gardens. In the 17 and 18C, two extension bu..

  • 11 Beeldentuin en -park (garden and sculpture park) Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    accès par le musée Kröller-Müller NL - 6730 AA Otterlo

    Among the contemporary sculptures found in the garden, you can see works by M. Pan, Permeke ( Niobe), Bourdelle ( Penelope), Maillol ( The Air), L. Fontana ( Five balls), C. Oldenburg ( Trowel), Christo and M. Mertz ( Igloo). Especially noteworthy is..

  • 12 Burgers' Zoo Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    NL - 6811 Arnhem

    The emphasis in this animal park is on education, recreation and scientific research. Carefully reproduced ecosystems enable visitors to see animals in their natural habitats. It includes flora and fauna from the North American desert in Burgers' Des..

  • 13 Museum Het Valkhof Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Kelfkensbos 59 NL - 6511 Nijmegen

    This museum is dedicated to the history, art and culture of the Nijmegen and Gelderland province. As well as one of the largest collections of everyday objects and objets d'art from the country, it has pieces dating from prehistoric times and from th..

  • 14 Brewers' Canal (Brouwersgracht) Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    NL - 1013 GW Amsterdam

    This peaceful canal is blessed with a series of picturesque bridges. It is named for the numerous breweries that livened up its banks in the 17th and 18th centuries. Today its former warehouses, beautifully restored, have been turned into accommodati..

  • 15 Keizersgracht Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    NL - 1015 CN Amsterdam

    In 1586, the authorities decided to dig a network of concentric canals (Grachtengordel) around the cramped historic centre. The Emperor's Canal was christened in honour of Maximilian I, who granted the city the right to bear his arms in 1489. The pro..

  • 16 Nieuwe Zijde Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Nieuwendijk NL - 1012 LZ Amsterdam

    Built in the 15th Century at the time of the construction of the Nieuwe Kerk, this quarter is not as "new" as all that. Bordered by Spuistraat on one side and the Damrak and the Rokin on the other, the Nieuwe Zijde is criss-crossed by narro..

  • 17 Prinsengracht Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    NL - 1016 GV Amsterdam

    The Prince's Canal is the longest and outermost of the canals girdling the centre of Amsterdam; it is also the least wealthy. Nevertheless, its numerous workshops and warehouses, its old churches, its house-boats and its proximity to the Jordaan make..

  • 18 Singel Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    NL - 1012 VC Amsterdam

    Formerly a defensive moat, the Singel is the border between Medieval Amsterdam and the "urban" developments of the 16th Century onwards. Initially focused on the transport of goods, little by little this canal took on a residential aspect. ..

  • 19 Nieuwe Kerk Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    NL - 1012 NP Amsterdam

    As the city's population grew in the early 16C, the bishop of Utrecht authorised a second place of worship, known as the "New Church". Built in the Flamboyant Gothic style, the structure has been extensively remodelled after numerous attack..

  • 20 Historical Museum of Amsterdam Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Kalverstraat 92 NL - 1012 PA Amsterdam

    Set up in a 15th Century orphanage, this modern museum uses paintings, objects, sculptures and documents to recapture the great events in Amsterdam's history. It depicts the city's illustrious inhabitants and shows the development of its society over..

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