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Make note that although the name “Holland” is used commonly in everyday language, the country is strictly called The Netherlands and internationally recognized as such.

Did you know that Amsterdam has more canals to explore than Venice? Or that the art museums throughout the nation have as many of the world’s masters in them as anywhere else in the world? The old towns of the Netherlands offer visitors the quiet and quaint experiences of medieval Europe, so make sure to bring your bike or rent one locally because there is no better country in the world today to explore no matter what city you choose to make your base of operations.

There are many beautiful open lands that have been protected, so outdoor adventure is just a stone’s throw away from virtually anywhere within the country. One of the best options is Hoge Veluwe National Park, where you can lose yourself in an endless swath of evergreens and wildlife. Marshes, forests, and even sand dunes are plentiful here, just waiting for you and your camera.

The Romans even made it up to the Netherlands once upon a time, creating unique underground forts that are always worth a visit. Every generation that has ever called this nation home has left their mark somewhere in the Netherlands and this means there is always a chance to find a perfect moment. You can choose to explore 2,000+ years of history, take a moment to enjoy a cocktail, or just savor the friendliness of a brown cafe. You could always come for the tulips and the windmills, but the Netherlands is so much more than these two famous options for visitors to enjoy.

Though a small country, the Netherlands have historically made huge contributions to fine art, especially painting, and international commerce. The country is remarkable for its beautiful tulip fields, picturesque windmills, and the impressive canal systems of its cities, many of which are below sea level. The Netherlands are known for the beauty of their landscapes, historic cities, and the relaxed and liberal atmosphere of the country. It’s also easy to get around as an English speaker, since most of the population speaks English well.

Rotterdam is a fantastic, modern city with amazing nightlife and a booming art and music scene. Europe’s largest port city is a great place to mingle with locals and see the latest trends in Dutch and Western European art and music. The Hague is the judicial capital of Europe, home to the International Criminal Court and over 150 other international organizations. The cosmopolitan atmosphere is complimented by modern architecture and an abundance of parks and green spaces. Utrecht has beautiful medieval architecture, an old naval fort, and museums catering to all interests.

The history buff, or the couple looking for a romantic vacation in a medieval city, will benefit from a trip to Utrecht or Maastricht. Both cities date from the medieval period and have some of the oldest standing structures in the Netherlands. Utrecht also has a museum for practically every interest. While the city has its share of traditional, fine art museums, visitors will be amazed at the breadth of museums to choose from; the city has everything from Aboriginal Art, to a railway museum, and an entire museum dedicated to cuckoo clocks!

The Hague is a beautiful, green city that can be a nice alternative to Amsterdam or Rotterdam for those looking for something a little cozier, or who want to be as close as possible to the tulip fields in the center of the country. Rotterdam has a wealth of modern buildings designed by famous architects. It’s a young, vibrant city with a thriving bar and club scene, lots of live music, great shopping and a very international ambiance which makes tourist and outsiders feel welcome.

Amsterdam itself has an endless list of attractions for visitors, from restaurants to famous museums and historical sites. Just a few of the latter include Rembrandt’s house, the Van Gogh museum (where you can see the famous starry night in person), Anne Frank’s house, the Rijksmuseum, Nation History Museum, the photography museum, and the NEMO science center, to name just a handful. Amsterdam is also a stop on the circuit for most major touring art exhibitions, with new attractions arriving at different museums every week. After a hard day of museum visits, tourists in Amsterdam can head to the Heineken brewery for a beer and a tour, then head to one of Amsterdam’s many fine restaurants. Whatever type of cuisine you are craving, Amsterdam has it. Want to take a load off? Why not go to one of Amsterdam’s 12 art-house cinemas to watch a classic film on the big screen?

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Alkmaar

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Almere

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Amersfoort

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Amsterdam, Capital of Netherlands

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Arnhem

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Coronavirus & travel restrictions Netherlands

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Local currency in Netherlands, Euro

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Weather and forecast

Amsterdam
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Largest cities

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RankNamePop.
1Amsterdam825,080
2Rotterdam625,472
3The Hague515,076
4Utrecht335,089
5Eindhoven223,876
6Tilburg211,726
7Groningen200,210
8Almere197,318
9Breda181,775
10Nijmegen170,943
11Enschede158,308
12Apeldoorn158,226
13Haarlem157,058
14Amersfoort152,752
15Arnhem152,506
16Zaanstad151,495
17's-Hertogenbosch150,954
18Haarlemmermeer144,090
19Zoetermeer124,089
20Zwolle124,032

Official National Holidays

Below you can see the list with official national holidays in the country.

DateEnglishDutch
1 JanuaryNew Year's DayNieuwjaarsdag
VariableEasterPasen
27 AprilKing's DayKoningsdag
5 MayLiberation DayBevrijdingsdag
VariableAscension DayHemelvaartsdag
VariablePentecostPinksteren
25 DecemberChristmasKerstmis
26 DecemberChristmasKerstmis

Best of Netherlands

When you think of the Netherlands, there’s a good chance that you’re thinking about Amsterdam. To be fair, Amsterdam is rightfully a top choice for the first stop on any trip to this beautiful country.

There is also much more to see here than the capital city. The Netherlands is a nation that is bursting at the seams with charm, hospitality, and culture. Every destination here is a quick day trip to enjoy.

Here is the best of the Netherlands you can discover on your next holiday.

Delft

If you love blue pottery, then you must take the time to visit this Renaissance town. Be sure to visit the Vermeer Center Museum during your stay as well, with some of his most famous works on display.

Haarlem

The same appeal that Amsterdam offers can be found in this small city. There are fewer crowds here, which mean you have more time to explore at a pace which suits you. Think narrow streets, brick homes, and murals everywhere. Visit Jopenkerk during your stay, which is a brewery built into a 14th century cathedral.

Kinderdijk

The Netherlands brings forth images of blooming flowers and iconic windmills. Visit here and you’ll be able to see 19 of these monumental windmills in action. The network of windmills had a job that was simple: to keep the soil dry to prevent flooding in the region. It has been a world heritage site since 1997.

Rotterdam

Modernism is what springs to mind when thinking about this fantastic city. The beautiful cube houses are a wonderful site to behold. Some are even available as a short-term rental during the year. Be sure to visit the Market Hall and the Erasmus Bridge as you tour the city as well.

Thorn

This small community is located near the Belgian border. The streets are still paved with cobblestone here. The homes and businesses are beautifully whitewashed. In the center of town, there is a stunning 10th century church to find.

Zaanse Schans

You’ll find another collection of traditional homes and windmills when you make a stop here. You can also find yourself tracing a path through Dutch history as you explore. Even if you’re just passing through, a stop at the local cheese factory will be a rewarding experience.

Wadden Sea

This is another one of the Netherlands’ world heritage sites that you won’t want to miss. These wetlands are the largest system of sand and mud flats of its type in the world. More than 50 islands make up this region, as do dozens of marine wildlife species. You’ll find harbor seals, harbor porpoises, and many other animals as you wander the beaches.

The best of the Netherlands takes you from shore to sea, allowing you to explore in a way that suits you best. Find a way to relax, let time begin to slow down, and you will rediscover your happiness when you make this country your destination of choice.

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Netherlands Covid-19 / Coronavirus

Netherlands
1,068,960
Total confirmed cases
Updated on
Netherlands
1,053,554
Total active cases
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Country/Region
Confirmed cases
Deaths
Active cases
Afghanistan
55,680
2,438
4,156
Albania
103,327
1,715
35,303
Algeria
112,279
2,967
31,930
Andorra
10,739
110
344
Angola
20,584
500
877
Anguilla
18
0
0
Antigua and Barbuda
636
14
389
Argentina
2,077,228
51,510
147,820
Armenia
170,945
3,175
5,253
Aruba
7,735
71
280
Australia
28,939
909
1,874
Austria
450,376
8,470
17,558
Azerbaijan
233,644
3,206
2,281
Bahamas
8,477
179
1,067
Bahrain
119,205
433
7,081
Bangladesh
544,544
8,379
42,367
Barbados
2,852
31
758
Belarus
281,707
1,939
8,035
Belgium
757,696
21,956
683,973
Belize
12,264
314
151
Benin
5,434
70
1,116
Bermuda
703
12
10
Bhutan
867
1
4
Bolivia
244,380
11,508
44,227
Bosnia
129,753
5,051
10,341
Botswana
27,721
300
4,648
Brazil
10,260,621
248,646
796,811
British Virgin Islands
114
1
18
Brunei
185
3
4
Bulgaria
240,391
9,978
28,913
Burkina Faso
11,868
141
434
Burundi
2,069
3
1,293
Cabo Verde
15,089
144
337
Cambodia
633
0
157
Cameroon
33,749
523
1,864
Canada
852,269
21,762
30,677
Caribbean Netherlands
429
4
23
Cayman Islands
431
2
26
Central African Republic
5,004
63
21
Chad
3,882
136
378
Channel Islands
4,031
86
52
Chile
807,872
20,173
20,367
China
89,864
4,636
370
Colombia
2,233,589
59,118
44,980
Comoros
3,522
144
203
Congo
8,625
127
1,479
Costa Rica
203,097
2,785
26,721
Croatia
241,048
5,477
2,679
Cuba
46,896
308
4,685
Curaçao
4,696
22
63
Cyprus
33,567
230
31,280
Czechia
1,184,352
19,682
127,240
Côte d'Ivoire
32,124
188
840
DRC
25,144
700
8,309
Denmark
209,079
2,345
6,019
Diamond Princess
712
13
0
Djibouti
6,052
63
108
Dominica
141
0
15
Dominican Republic
236,883
3,066
46,395
Ecuador
275,780
15,567
21,396
Egypt
179,407
10,443
30,281
El Salvador
59,235
1,823
3,088
Equatorial Guinea
5,852
91
202
Eritrea
2,789
7
609
Estonia
60,475
557
12,779
Ethiopia
155,234
2,316
19,480
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
54
0
8
Faroe Islands
658
1
1
Fiji
57
2
1
Finland
55,122
737
14,385
France
3,629,891
85,044
3,292,764
French Guiana
16,529
83
6,451
French Polynesia
18,362
138
13,382
Gabon
13,884
76
1,247
Gambia
4,612
146
377
Georgia
269,438
3,463
2,718
Germany
2,410,545
69,402
123,443
Ghana
81,245
584
6,614
Gibraltar
4,234
91
30
Greece
184,686
6,371
15,764
Greenland
30
0
0
Grenada
148
1
0
Guadeloupe
9,746
159
7,345
Guatemala
172,764
6,327
6,582
Guinea
15,580
87
695
Guinea-Bissau
3,171
48
545
Guyana
8,452
190
454
Haiti
12,325
247
2,542
Holy See (Vatican City State)
27
0
12
Honduras
166,547
4,040
97,616
Hong Kong
10,914
197
256
Hungary
410,129
14,552
82,127
Iceland
6,049
29
16
India
11,046,432
156,742
153,257
Indonesia
1,306,141
35,254
158,162
Iran
1,598,875
59,736
173,886
Iraq
680,288
13,324
41,517
Ireland
216,870
4,237
189,269
Isle of Man
470
25
35
Israel
762,508
5,649
41,314
Italy
2,848,564
96,666
389,433
Jamaica
22,019
406
8,506
Japan
427,467
7,584
16,502
Jordan
376,441
4,611
30,809
Kazakhstan
209,562
2,540
13,343
Kenya
104,780
1,839
16,563
Kuwait
186,004
1,057
10,859
Kyrgyzstan
86,025
1,460
1,627
Lao People's Democratic Republic
45
0
3
Latvia
83,445
1,587
9,396
Lebanon
362,850
4,508
80,601
Lesotho
10,467
291
6,758
Liberia
2,002
85
34
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
131,262
2,151
11,120
Liechtenstein
2,553
54
15
Lithuania
195,481
3,200
11,051
Luxembourg
54,678
632
2,982
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
Macao
48
0
1
Macedonia
100,632
3,098
7,223
Madagascar
19,831
297
238
Malawi
31,295
1,029
12,696
Malaysia
291,774
1,088
30,677
Maldives
19,038
60
2,436
Mali
8,324
348
1,671
Malta
21,532
308
2,504
Marshall Islands
4
0
0
Martinique
6,687
45
6,544
Mauritania
17,130
437
221
Mauritius
610
10
29
Mayotte
16,638
98
13,576
Mexico
2,052,266
181,809
262,588
Micronesia
1
0
0
Moldova
180,150
3,846
12,408
Monaco
1,904
23
212
Mongolia
2,755
2
683
Montenegro
73,612
976
8,396
Montserrat
20
1
6
Morocco
482,128
8,592
6,721
Mozambique
56,920
608
18,442
Myanmar
141,816
3,197
7,214
Namibia
37,896
411
2,066
Nepal
273,760
2,066
1,555
Netherlands
1,068,960
15,406
1,053,554
New Caledonia
55
0
0
New Zealand
2,365
26
62
Nicaragua
6,445
173
2,047
Niger
4,740
172
318
Nigeria
153,187
1,874
21,370
Norway
69,436
620
5,033
Oman
140,300
1,558
7,357
Pakistan
574,580
12,708
23,665
Palestine
177,768
1,999
11,974
Panama
337,805
5,772
9,795
Papua New Guinea
1,139
11
282
Paraguay
153,790
3,101
21,958
Peru
1,293,497
45,487
51,495
Philippines
566,420
12,129
30,970
Poland
1,661,109
42,808
226,320
Portugal
800,586
16,136
75,396
Qatar
161,803
257
9,759
Romania
788,048
20,086
36,913
Russia
4,200,902
84,430
364,910
Rwanda
18,325
253
821
Réunion
11,562
48
938
S. Korea
88,120
1,576
7,494
Saint Kitts and Nevis
41
0
2
Saint Lucia
3,142
32
365
Saint Martin
1,544
12
133
Saint Pierre Miquelon
24
0
8
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1,511
6
660
Samoa
3
0
1
San Marino
3,538
73
298
Sao Tome and Principe
1,672
27
357
Saudi Arabia
376,021
6,475
2,531
Senegal
33,453
840
4,720
Serbia
446,313
4,383
41,583
Seychelles
2,514
11
487
Sierra Leone
3,880
79
1,189
Singapore
59,890
29
100
Sint Maarten
2,047
27
47
Slovakia
298,337
6,775
36,262
Slovenia
187,005
3,802
11,298
Solomon Islands
18
0
4
Somalia
6,444
215
2,448
South Africa
1,505,586
49,413
36,714
South Sudan
7,224
87
3,123
Spain
3,170,644
68,468
512,180
Sri Lanka
81,467
457
4,496
St. Barth
573
1
110
Sudan
28,210
1,876
3,511
Suriname
8,880
170
351
Swaziland
16,897
649
2,447
Sweden
647,470
12,793
634,677
Switzerland
552,698
9,938
38,953
Syrian Arab Republic
15,282
1,004
4,889
Taiwan
946
9
38
Tajikistan
13,308
90
0
Tanzania
509
21
305
Thailand
25,692
83
1,067
Timor-Leste
109
0
21
Togo
6,466
81
997
Trinidad and Tobago
7,686
139
124
Tunisia
229,781
7,843
31,783
Turkey
2,665,194
28,285
96,616
Turks and Caicos Islands
2,051
14
241
UAE
378,637
1,164
7,092
UK
4,144,577
121,747
1,356,364
USA
28,917,634
515,716
9,174,483
Uganda
40,261
334
25,311
Ukraine
1,317,694
25,461
136,811
Uruguay
53,973
588
5,873
Uzbekistan
79,749
622
875
Vanuatu
1
0
0
Venezuela
136,986
1,325
6,634
Vietnam
2,412
35
587
Wallis and Futuna
9
0
3
Western Sahara
10
1
1
Yemen
2,221
624
164
Zambia
76,484
1,051
5,630
Zimbabwe
35,910
1,448
2,174
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