Canals of Amsterdam
Trite, but none shall stand before the traveler magnificent canals of Amsterdam. An extensive system of canals Amsterdam glorified all over the world and stretches for hundreds of kilometers. Appreciate their beauty in a short time only with the help of the cruise. Such a journey is steeped in history “Dutch Venice” and Amsterdam opens with the most successful angle. Before my eyes slowly proplyvut old houses, which became the best architectural examples of Europe, windmills, nearly 2,000 bridges and beautiful parks.
Located in Lisse, a small town, a magnificent garden Keukenhof flower garden called the largest in the world. It’s an amazing top of the Dutch floriculture – during flowering Keukenhof has become the most vibrant place near Amsterdam. The garden is open only in the spring when the flowers appear in all its glory. Here are the largest tulip fields and greenhouses with daffodils and roses, manicured avenues. In April, there is an opportunity to get to the parade, during which demonstrate floral arrangements.
Kinderdijk and its mill
On a par with tulips and windmills channels – another symbol of the Netherlands. As most of the country because of the location is subject to flooding, they protect against flooding, and at the same time and attract tourists. Kinderdijk brought in a list of important heritage sites, as many of the famous mill complex have appeared in the 1740s. In some mills allowed tourists, but most of the past come to Kinderdijk to capture itself from recognizable landmarks
Medieval gate in Amersfoort
In the city of Haarlem beckons tourists Grote Markt. This area – an interesting mix of impressive architectural masterpieces that have appeared here and decorated the Grote Markt gradually over the centuries. Among them, the mayor’s office, House Guard, the medieval church, the town hall and several monuments. Especially highlighted Meat series. The building was constructed at the beginning of the XVII century, to expand the narrow confines of the urban market. Then Meat series functioned as a military warehouse, archive, and finally the library. Now the building is based museums. It is noteworthy that the architecture meets all the requirements of the Dutch Renaissance, and the facade is crowned by a sculpture of bull heads – a reminder of the past.
Leiden Amsterdam no less worthy of attention from tourists. Firstly, it is the birthplace of famous artists and scientists. Among the biggest names – Rembrandt. Secondly, Leiden, as well as Amsterdam, has a system of canals and worthy attractions. For example, the oldest Dutch university fortress with successful panoramic views, gothic churches. Edible “attraction” is Leyden cheese with a sharp taste – is not the reason for foodies to come back to the homeland of the famous delicacy?
All the islands of the archipelago to visit does not work, but some are definitely worth visiting. On Texel Island awaits birds (Museum of Fauna and Flora), a hamlet with exhibits – sunken ships from the bottom of the sea, sandy beaches and the lighthouse, which offers a panoramic view. At Norfolk travel to admire its main attraction – the nature. The landscape here is a desert, dune, that attracts fans to spend time in beautiful places. Like most Dutch people, you can go to Ameland. On the island several coastal villages, which are filled with the warm lovers relaxing holiday.