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Top 15 Tourist Attractions in Netherlands

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    A canal in Amsterdam.
    Amsterdam's canals stretch for a total of more than one hundred kilometers, with some 1,500 bridges crossing them, linking about 90 islands. Sightseeing is one of the many exciting things to do in Amsterdam. Canal cruises will take tourists to some of the fascinating attractions within the city. The cruises on the Amsterdam Canal Ring, is in fact, the most popular tourism activity ...

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    The facade of the Anne Frank house alongside its complementary museum building.
    The Anne Frank Huis (Anne Frank House) is a historical building that teems with the stories of struggle and inspiration of the eponymous diarist. ...

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    The facade of the Rijksmuseum and its passage through.
    The Rijksmuseum is just one of the 40 museums scattered in the Netherlands. And it is also the most popular and most visited. It lies in the Museum Square south of Amsterdam. It contains a vast collection of artworks and national treasures that spans the era. The Rijksmuseum also encases the 800-year collection of Dutch arts, artifacts, and historical objects ...

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    Some paintings at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
    Another top-rated museum that boasts the richness of Dutch art is the Van Gogh Museum. It is located a couple of blocks away from the Rijksmuseum. Van Gogh Museum has a significant amount of Vincent's unsold art collections. It has around 200 paintings, 400 drawings, and about 700 letters that Vincent Van Gogh himself has written ...

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    The showcase window of the Amsterdam Cheese Museum.
    Art and history are not the oldest and notable aspects of Amsterdam. One of its traditions also boasts its 600-year-old cheese business. Some names like Gouda, Edam, and Old Amsterdam are just a few of its cheese collections named after different Netherland cities.

    The Amsterdam Cheese museum features the history of making traditional Dutch cheeses and gives visitors an overview of some specialty products ...

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    A view of the Jordaan district in Amsterdam.
    Jordaan is an exciting place that intertwines flea markets, specialty shops, and pubs with architecturally beautiful houses. Like most Amsterdam buildings, century-old houses also grace the avenue opposite the serene canals. It also provides a good venue for traditional weekend brunch.

    It is situated by the four main canals west of Grachtengordel, and a walking distance from public transportations ...

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    Girafes at the Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo.
    The Natura Artis Magistra is one of the oldest zoos found in Europe. It was founded in 1838, and today it houses about 700 animal species and 200 trees, which are mostly near-extinct. The Amsterdam Zoo includes an aquarium, a planetarium, and a botanical garden. It even has a dedicated place for microorganisms in the Amsterdam Zoo Micropia ...

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    A beautiful floral landscape at Keukenhof Gardens.
    The outskirt of Amsterdam is also home to a wide variety of tulips and roses on display in Keukenhof Tulip Gardens. This flower park spans about 32 hectares of the plantation that usually blooms during the spring season. But it is not exclusive to tulips and roses alone. It also has many other flower species planted in clusters for an explosion of colors during the blooming season ...

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    The sign at the entrance of the Amsterdam Dungeon.
    Dungeon-themed parks are thrilling places of attraction for the wandering brave soul. These attractions are popular in Europe with some sites located in Germany and London. Similarly, the Amsterdam-based dungeon caters to tourists to showcase the country’s history through an interactive show ...

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    A view of the Westerkerk Church in Amsterdam.
    This Reformed Church is located at the westernmost part of the Grachtengordel in Central Amsterdam. It lies a few blocks from the Anne Frank House and where the statue of the diarist stands outside its doors. It is considered the highest church in the whole of Amsterdam with the spire reaching up to 87 meters ...

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    Part of the Red Light District by a canal at night.
    Amsterdam is also popular for its Red Light District or De Wallen that fulfills the quest for exciting nightlife. Across the narrow alley of the canal are the lines of brothels, strip clubs, sex shops, and pubs. It lets tourists and locals enjoy the art of pornography, prostitution, and smoking joints in open honesty ...

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    Part of the exterior of the Muiden Castle.
    About 15 kilometers south of Amsterdam by the Vecht River is the famous tourist destination known as Muiden Castle (Muiderslot). It is one of the best places to visit in the Netherlands owing to its picturesque beauty and spanning view of the city from the castle.
    The Muiderslot is also a popular shoot location for many television show sets ...

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    A display at the Museum of Bags and Purses.
    [Now closed] Tassenmuseum Hendrikje, Amsterdam Museum of Bags and Purses is another of the city’s historical destinations. It has a large collection of bags that dates back to the sixteenth century. Tassenmuseum is just one of the three museums all over the world specializing in this niche. One of these museums is in South Korea and the other is in Arkansas ...

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  • * Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

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