Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
When tradition, culture and architecure comes together: artistic masterpieces, many windmills, fields with tulips and candlelit cosy cafés coexist with groundbreaking architecture, design and a phenomenal nightlife where dutch beer comes to its right.
Beautiful architecture, vintage meets contemporary fashion and interiors, the many street markets Holland has to offer, selling rainbows of fresh flowers, haring met ui (raw herring with onions), fresh baked caramel-filled stroopwafels (caramel-syrup-filled waffles) and lots of different cheeses (over a 100 different cheeses), and borrel (‘drinks’) at canal-side cafés are all reasons I love and live in the Netherlands. But what I love about the country above all is its spirit of the people. Always a busy mind, but if needed they would help you finding the way, offer you a drink or come to their place for a ”borrel”.
Enjoy their way of life, sometimes too organized and stressed out but extremely inventive. If something does not exist yet, the Dutch will design it, build it or manufacture it.
The Netherlands is also famous of its football culture, when the dutch football team is playing, people litterly standing on the streets cheering to a big screen.
One of the many highlights The Netherlands has to offer:
The Rijksmuseum, the biggest museum of The Netherlands with famous paintings as Rembrandt van Rijn – The Night watch, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch and many others.
Enjoy your holiday more by renting a scooter and explore Amsterdam by driving among the canals, eat in a small café, wander through the markets, visit the Anne Frank house, the old zoo of Artis in the middel of Amsterdam, the astonishing concertbuilding and walkaround in the red light district.
And don’t forget to visit the beautiful church in Breda and feel the the atmosphere at the central market where a terraces full with people is waiting for you to drink a beer or wine and eat a bitterbal (stuffed beef with a crunchy bite) on every corner. And yea it is really tasty :).
Definately worth Visiting is ‘s-Hertogenbosch for its beautiful canals and ancient city walls. There is a canal tour which gives you a better look at the city.
And last but not least: Rotterdam. After Amsterdam this is the most ideal place for renting a scooter at www.scooterholidays.com (ofcourse:))! With its famous Erasmus bridge, the Euromast, historical Delfshaven, and groundbreaking architecture. When feeling hungry you can find your fvourite sandwich at the foodmarket where all the cultures come together.
Anything is possible in The Netherlands!