Although the Netherlands is one country, it still consists of twelve provinces. Every place and every province has its own history, stories and events. Over the years, these places have been characterized by both prestige and inner characteristics. There is a clear difference in the landscape of Limburg, a beautiful mountain range, and Friesland, a large plain next to the sea.
In addition to these external characteristics, we also see a difference in the composition of, for example, the people. The peripheral cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague have a much higher ethnic diversity than, for example, cities further away from the Randstad. The cause of this can also be traced back to historical events and also current economic issues.
Thanks to all these differences of cities, places and provinces, a difference in cultural places, places of interest and tourist attractions arises, even in our small country.
On this website, a few places in the Netherlands including cultural details of that place are highlighted. These Dutch cities each have their own qualities, which are further explained per city.
As a tourist abroad, you quickly want to finish a list of the 'best sights'. When you, as a tourist, go out in your own country, it might be nice to take a different approach. After so many years of living in this country, you pretty much know what to expect. So if you plan to really sniff a bit of culture, avoid those big tourist cities and get off the suggested path. Instead of visiting a well-known museum, where probably a thousand other tourists walk, you visit the places that are still relatively unknown but also have a cultural or historical background. In this way you will learn a lot more about a city in the Netherlands outside of the already known places.