The Netherlands may be small, but it packs in a huge variety of landscapes, from the olive-green canals of Amsterdam to the wild sandy beaches of the Frisian Islands. There’s a stack of art, too, from Rembrandt to Van Gogh, as well as an army of great bars and lively nightlife. Whether seeking the familiar or obscure, use our map of the Netherlands below to plan your trip.

Most visitors will head straight to Amsterdam, where you can lose yourself in the refurbished, world-beating Rijksmuseum or drift away in a mellow coffeeshop – if only with a delicious hot chocolate. Then there are Amsterdam’s waterside charms, from urban beaches to canals, and streets to wanter in Grachtengordel, Amsterdam’s prettiest district. If you’re feeling adventurous, hire a guide and attempt Wadlopen, a popular but tiring mudflat hike, along the North Sea Coast.

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Top 5 cities to visit in the Netherlands

Top 5 cities to visit in the Netherlands

With lively nightlife, beautiful scenery, and liberal values, the Netherlands is always a fail-safe holiday choice. As a world superpower in the 16th and 17t…

08 Apr 2019 • Jessica Cropper insert_drive_file Article
An expert's guide: the best area to stay in Amsterdam

An expert's guide: the best area to stay in Amsterdam

Almost 50 years after John Lennon and Yoko Ono promoted world peace from room 702 of the Hilton, Amsterdam's hotels are more worthy of the spotlight than eve…

03 Apr 2019 • Rough Guides Editors insert_drive_file Article
Rembrandt Exhibition: celebrating the Dutch Golden Age

Rembrandt Exhibition: celebrating the Dutch Golden Age

There’s something about the works of Rembrandt that move the soul. No other artist has captured quite so successfully what it is to be human; and no other art…

26 Feb 2019 • Martin Dunford insert_drive_file Article
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