1 Maastricht

Alluringly cosmopolitan city in the far south, squeezed between the Belgian and German borders, and known for its mouthwatering regional specialties.

2 Eindhoven

Leading city in modern architecture and design with a vibrant student nightlife and the Netherlands’ longest bar street.

3 ’s Hertogenbosch

This bustling market town has a picturesque old quarter of alleys and little bridges.

4 Breda

Pretty little town with a stunning Gothic cathedral, lively bar scene and great shopping.

5 Carnival at Bergen-op-Zoom

If you’re around in February, don’t miss the country’s most exuberant carnival.

6 Middelburg

Attractive maritime town, capital of the watery province of Zeeland and the best place to taste fresh mussels.

7 The Walcheren coast

Zeeland’s windswept coast has some dramatic footpaths and cycle routes as well as pristine beaches.

8 Delta Expo

The Delta Project – a monumental engineering project to protect the Netherlands from flooding – is commemorated in this outstanding exhibition.

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