Also known as the Netherlands, the Netherlands is a country of tulip fields, windmills and overall great beauty, which is why it is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. Here are 5 reasons to visit the Netherlands.1. Amsterdam
The capital of the Netherlands has much to offer. It also has a number of parks and gardens like the Vondelpark, Hortus Botanicus and butterfly pavilion, while Bol House offers a unique experience for drinkers of cocktails and Heineken beer provides an overview of the production of beer the country's history.
Amsterdam is also known for its red light district known as De Wallen where prostitution is legal in stores Friday and theaters abound, and where cafes sell various cannabis products.
The main activities in Amsterdam, however, are its museums, especially art museums. The most popular is the Rijksmuseum, which houses the largest collection of Dutch masters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer art. Rembrandt's works can also be found in the home of Rembrandt, while Van Gogh's paintings are in the Van Gogh Museum and exhibitions of modern art are exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum.
In addition to its art museums, the Anne Frank House is also a popular attraction, which focuses on the life of Anne Frank and the persecution of Jews. The NEMO Science Museum, the Museum Bijbels the Kattenkabinet, Amsterdam Dungeon and the Diamond Museum are so interesting.
After full of Amsterdam, it's time to get a taste of the romantic and relaxing atmosphere of the countryside, particularly in the windmill area.
The Netherlands also stands for flowers, especially tulips, but it also has fields of hyacinths and narcissus bulb. The best tulip fields of tulips can be found at Keukenhof near Lisse and is considered the largest in the garden of flowers world and the "Garden of Europe". The largest flower auction in the world also in the Netherlands, especially in the city of Aalsmeer while the Bloemenmarkt in Amsterdam is the only floating flower market in the world. flower festivals are held in different places at different times of the year, while Floriade, the largest international flower exhibition takes place every ten years.
There are many shopping malls and fashion stores across the country, especially in Amsterdam, Utrecht and The Hague, where the shops are open until midnight and offer great discounts every last Thursday of June. Do not forget to buy traditional souvenirs and wooden shoes, Delft pottery and cheese such as Edam and Gouda.