The Netherlands, a beautiful country in the North West of Europe is nothing less than a land of dreams. With a unique blend of modern and antique interior and fashion, insightful architecture, local markets selling rainbows of garden fresh flowers (especially tulips), cafes at the canal side and the incredible experience of cycling on the flat lands of this beautiful country, it is undoubtedly a traveler’s paradise. There is nothing at all which is impossible in Netherlands. If it doesn’t exist, the Dutch will make it. This spirit of the country has made it one of the largest start- up hubs in the world. There are innumerable reasons why Netherlands is a must visit destination but here I am listing the top 5 of them which are sure to convince you to book your tickets to this wonderful country the next minute.
1) The Scenic Landscapes.
Netherlands is a country of spell binding landscapes and beautiful sceneries. Very aptly named, Netherlands mean “lower countries” as 26 % of this flat country is placed below the sea level and nearly 17% of the country’s land area is manually reclaimed from the sea making polders ubiquitous. Uninterrupted winds from the Northern seas have powered the famous Dutch windmills from as early as the 13th century which are surely a sight to see when you visit this country. Netherlands is a home to numerous aesthetic lakes, enchanting forests and picturesque meadows which are great tourist attractions.
2) Lovely Tulip Fields.
Keukenhof, a park in Netherlands devoted to tulips and some other flowers, is the world’s largest exporter of flowers. The best time to see these tulips blooming is the last two weeks of April. These vibrant tulip fields give a magical view which will make you feel that you have entered a land of fantasy.
3) The Dutch love cycling and so will you!
The beautiful flat land of Netherlands is best explored by cycling around them. In Netherlands, cycling is an integral part of life and it is their main form of transportation. Check out the beautiful tulip fields and the mesmerizing windmills when you cycle through approximately 32,000 km long crisscrossed cycling path laid out in the country. You can easily rent a cycle from anywhere, and if you are lucky enough you might even get a ride for free!
4) The Art and Architecture.
The bequest of Dutch Rulers such as Vermeer, Frans Hals, and Van Gogh etc. are showcased on the walls of world famous museums of Netherlands along with modern Dutch works. Van Gogh museum of Amsterdam hangs the largest collection by tortured local son Vincent.
Also, the brilliantly built canals of the country give a neck to neck competition to Venice. In fact, Amsterdam has more canals than Venice. Not to forget, this four hundred year old waterway has been named in the World Heritage sites by the UNESCO.
5) The Wonderful Culture.
Unlike a lot of European countries, there is absolutely no language barrier in Netherlands. Almost everybody here speaks English and is not bothered if you cannot speak Dutch; after all, they know how difficult their language is. Netherlands is one of those countries where Marijuana is legal, but they don’t usually make it a public scene. The canal side cafes are the great place to experience the Dutch conviviality.