The Netherlands: the country of ..

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.

Different areas

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.

  • Maastricht
  • Utrecht
  • the Hague
  • Rotterdam
  • Amsterdam

Culture: but slightly different

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.

Harbor Museum - Rotterdam
29-10-2020 The Harbor Museum in Rotterdam can be described as a working museum. A visit to this museum is quite an experience for both young and old. The extensive collection of the Port Museum gives a picture of the port of Rotterdam, as it was between 1850 and 1970. The museum revives earlier times with Lees meer
New Land Polder Museum
20-10-2020 Nieuw Land Poldermuseum in Lelystad tells the story of the struggle of the Dutch people against water. How they fought the sea, built dikes, dried new land and learned to live with water. The special museum building, which marks the boundary between land and water, houses an exhibition of uni Lees meer
The Resistance Museum South-Holland
11-10-2020 The Resistance Museum Zuid-Holland is a museum about the resistance and human rights violations in World War II and today. A topical theme, resistance is after all "action against injustice and indifference." It is a museum in which you look from your own point of view. They mainl Lees meer
Rijksmuseum Muiderslot
12-09-2020 Muiderslot Castle is located in the province of Noord-Holland, this castle is designed as a Rijksmuseum and attracts thousands of visitors every year. The museum owes its fame to one of the residents, namely P.C. Hooft, this poet and writer lived in the castle during the seventeenth century, als Lees meer
The Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision - Hilversum
22-08-2020 The Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision is located in the mediapark in Hilversum, this museum is one of the younger museums in the Netherlands. The museum is very comprehensive and can be divided into five categories, two of which we will highlight very emphatically. The Dutch Institute for Sou Lees meer
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
20-08-2020 The collections and exhibitions of the Rijksmuseum are characterized by great names from art history, such as Frans Hals, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Steen and Johannes Vermeer. You can visit the Rijksmuseum between 09:00 in the morning and 18:00 in the afternoon. The history The Rijksmuseum i Lees meer