The Netherlands' sights and attractions are distinguished by
historical names such as Anne Frank or Rembrandt, who are both
immortalised in Amsterdam museums. Other highlights include the Van
Gogh Museum and the notorious Red Light District (De Wallen), as
well as the ancient city of Groningen. This picturesque country is
home to an entity of art, history and culture unparalleled in most
Visitors can enjoy a Heineken at a café and mingle with the
friendly townsfolk, or cycle leisurely along the beautiful canals.
Amsterdam is also well known for its tolerant position toward
cannabis, which can be legally smoked in designated 'coffee
While packing, visitors to the Netherlands should bear in mind
the mild climate and year-round rainfall: always carry a good
rain-slicker in your day pack. The best time to visit is in summer
(June to August) or in spring, when the flowers, including the
famous tulips, are in bloom.
An authentic European destination, travelling in the Netherlands
offers great historical sightseeing and artistic attractions,
combined with a truly cultural experience. It is a great
destination for culture-vultures and pleasure-seekers alike.