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The Netherlands

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Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined. Use our The Netherlands trip planner to plan your trip to The Netherlands and other destinations in The Netherlands.
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Places to visit in The Netherlands

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History Museum
Anne Frank House Amsterdam
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Brewery
Heineken Experience Amsterdam
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in The Netherlands

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Art Museum
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) Amsterdam
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Frans Hals Museum Haarlem
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam Amsterdam
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery The Hague
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

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ARTIS Amsterdam
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
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Science Museum
NEMO Science Museum Amsterdam
4.1
Duration: 3 hours
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Science Museum
Body Worlds Amsterdam
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Teylers Museum Haarlem
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in The Netherlands

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Historic Walking Area
Begijnhof Amsterdam
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Walking Area
Grote Markt Haarlem
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) Haarlem
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Church
De Duif Amsterdam
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in The Netherlands

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Flea Market
Albert Cuyp Market Amsterdam
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Flea Market
Bloemenmarkt Amsterdam
3.1
Duration: 30 minutes
Shopping Mall
Passage The Hague
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Department Store
De Bijenkorf Amsterdam
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in The Netherlands

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National Park
Hoge Veluwe National Park Gelderland Province
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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World heritage site
The Wadden Sea Friesland Province
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
National Park
Natuurgebied Beekvliet Borculo
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
National Park
Kennemerduinen an der Nordsee Bloemendaal
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Bike Tour
Elswhere Tours The Hague
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Nightlife
Cafe Thijssen Amsterdam
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
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Room Escape Game
One Hour Lockup Naarden
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

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