In Holland, the storybook land of tulips, dykes and windmills persists to happily coincide with the Netherlands hot nightlife and liberal cafe culture.
Beauty triumphs in every corner of Amsterdam. The city is built on canals and is known as “Venice of the north”. Bursting with cultures, the city has many tourists’ destinations drawing thousands every year.
Anne Franks House - This was the place where Anne Frank and her family took shelter during the 2nd world war to hide from the Nazis. She became famed after "The Diary of Anne Frank" got published in 1947. The museum holds the history of all those who hid in this house.
Van Gogh Museum - The name itself suggests that this is the place where you can come across the most prevalent collection of Van Gogh’s paintings. It is visited by over 1.3 million visitors and is considered to be the most admired museum of Amsterdam.
Heineken Brewery - This is a brewery museum where you can even check out how liquors are processed and packaged. From here you can taste as well as buy alcohols.
Vondelpark is the biggest park in Amsterdam. Flanked by large museums this park is full of joggers and morning walkers every day.
De Collse Watermolen, as its known in Dutch, was immortalized when it was painted by Vincent van Gogh. It is situated right on the border of Eindhoven en Nuenen and serves both a wheat mill on the Eindhoven side and an oil mill on the side of Nuenen. There are many beautiful bicycle and hiking trails around the mill.
Zwemparadijs de Tongelgreep
This is the main swimming heaven in the Netherlands. Inside this centre you will find many exciting attractions like the "Turbo Tol", the "Suisbuis" which is a swimming pool with water slides, a separate pool for toddlers as well as herb and steam baths. On the exterior you will find small pools linked with bridges and terraces, another pool for toddlers, a big lawn for sun tanning and lots of other invigorating water features.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Can you see in your minds eye a more exhilarating way of doing sight seeing? You will then be actively involved in the setting up of the balloon and filling it with hot air. Then its last checks before the adventure begins. Being up in the air in one of these balloons is an out of this world experience. It feels as if time stands still. After a safe landing, preferably in an open field, you will help dismantling the balloon, after which you will enjoy champagne and snacks.
The Van Abbemuseum is one of the most significant museums of modern art. The original museum which was built in 1936, has recently been renovated and extended. The new building has a large exhibition area, a multi media library, an auditorium, a restaurant and an educational area. It is situated on the banks of the Dommel river where the river forms a small lake. The 26 meter high tower of the new building is a real eye catcher.
This open air museum has been warily constructed to depict a typical town from the Iron Age. You will experience with the inhabitants the privations of daily living in this period. You will experience them making fire, baking bread, caring for the animals and their daily fight for survival. You will also be able to visit a medieval town, Endehoven where youll get a glimpse into the lives of the trades’ men from this time, making money pouches, carving boats and iron mongering.
The Stadswandelpark is a green sanctuary that is within walking distance of the busy city centre of Einhoven. The Dommel river runs through the park which is home to lots of ducks. There are about 30 sculptures spread all over the park. As you wander through the park you will notice lots fascinating and strange trees. With the help of the guide "Sculptures and Trees" which is available at the VVV, you will be able to find out more. Indulge in a peaceful few hours away from a busy schedule.
Brasserie-Bar “The Bottle-neck”
Feel like lunch or dinner in a stress-free and welcoming atmosphere? The Bottle Neck is one of the most comfortable meeting places in Eindhoven. Whether you go there for a business lunch, a cozy dinner or to watch a football match, you wont be dissappointed. Its located near the city centre and opposite the Railway Station which makes it very easy to find. The Brasserie often organizes themes, like a Winter Bar, American Week, Karaoke etc. If the weather permits you can enjoy the sun on the terrace surrounded by trees.
There are quite a few shopping options to choose from in Eindhoven. The Piazza, 18 Septemberplein was opened in May 2004. This big shopping centre is filled with shops selling all varieties of goods. De Bijenkorf, 18 Septemberplein has four stories of shops selling clothes, accessories, and design and lifestyle goods. The fashionable Cafe B serves appetizing baked goods and coffee. For the exclusive and trendy fashion shops visit Hooghuisstraat. Kleine Berg en Bergstraat is home to interesting specialty shops. This is the arty part of the city centre where you can browse for hours on end. Here you will find antique shops, curio shops, book shops, second hand and thrift stores and galleries. Rotterdam
The old district of Delfshaven, which survived the Second World War unharmed, is the birthplace of Admiral Piet Hein. In the Oude Kerk on the Voorhaven is a monument and a bronze tablet commemorating the last service held here in 1620 by the Pilgrim Fathers before sailing for the New World.
At the north entrance to the Maas Tunnel elevates the Euromast, erected in 1960 on the occasion of the Floriade. 185m/607ft high, it has two restaurants (views) at a height of 92m/302ft. The top section, the Space Tower, was added in 1970.