Noordwijk – A Floral Seaside Resort

Noordwijk Beach

Noordwijk Has Beaches, Bulb Fields and a Space Centre: Noordwijk markets itself as a floral seaside resort. The town is blessed with 13 km of coastline and beautiful dune-backed beaches and being in the Duin-en Bollenstreek (Dune and Bulb Region), its sandy soil and coastal dunes make the area an ideal location for bulb cultivation. […]

Bloembollenstreek – The Bulb Fields of Holland

Bloembollenstreek

Bloembollenstreek – The Bulb Fields of Holland is a 30 km Stretch From Haarlem to Leiden: The Netherlands is famous for its tulips and other bulbous flowers like the daffodils, hyacinths, lilies, irises and lilies. In a 30 km area stretching from Haarlem to Leiden is Holland’s Bloembollenstreek or Bollenstreek (bulb district), the most important […]

Gouda – Famous for its Gouda Cheese

Gouda Cheese Market

Gouda is Famous the World Over for its Gouda Cheese: The name Gouda conjures images of bright yellow wheels of this Dutch cheese that is a common sight throughout the Netherlands. But more than just cheese, this typical Dutch city in the province of South Holland has plenty of history, old buildings and pretty canals […]

Alkmaar – Full of History and Cheese

Alkmaar Waag, Waagplein

There’s More to Alkmaar Than Its Kaasmarkt (Cheese Market): Alkmaar is a historic city and municipality located in the province of Noord Holland. Whilst most tourists come to Alkmaar to enjoy its traditional kaasmarkt (cheese market), one of the four traditional cheese markets remaining in the Netherlands, the city has 399 listed rijksmonuments (national heritage […]

Delft – Final Resting Place of William of Orange

Delft New Church

Delft is Famous for its Blue Delft and as the Final Resting Place of William of Orange: Delft is a town that is best-known the world over for its Blue Delft pottery. But this charming town in the province of South Holland (Zuid-Holland) is equally famous as the final resting place of William of Orange. […]

Coffeeshops in Amsterdam

Amsterdam-Coffee-Shop

In Amsterdam Coffeeshops Cannabis Are Openly Sold for Recreational Use: Like its De Wallen Red Light District, the coffeeshops in Amsterdam (gedoogbeleid) are a unique feature of the Dutch culture and one that attracts many visitors to the country. In the coffeeshops in Amsterdam it is not the cappuccino or latte that customers seek out […]

Amsterdam by Bike – Seeing Amsterdam the Truly Dutch Way

Amsterdam Sightseeing Bike Tours

Amsterdam by Bike is The Truly Dutch Way of Sightseeing in Amsterdam: There are many ways of getting around Amsterdam – by bus, tram or metro – but the preferred Dutch way of travel is cycling. Amsterdam is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world and there are nearly 400 kilometres of bicycle […]

Shopping for Genuine Blue Delft Pottery in Delft

Blue Delft Pottery

Delft Is Famous the World Over for Its Blue and White Delftware: Delft is a city that pottery collectors will be familiar with.  This picturesque city in the South Holland province (Zuid-Holland) is best known for its blue and white tin-glazed pottery known as Delftware. Origin of Delft Pottery Delft pottery was introduced to the […]

De Wallen – Amsterdam’s Red Light District

De Wallen, Amsterdam

De Wallen – Amsterdam’s Famous Red Light District: For some, one of the most exciting (or some may say, ‘sexciting’) districts in Amsterdam is its Red Light District. Amsterdam’s Red Light District is famous the world over and has long been one of the city’s major tourist attractions. And it’s not just those in search […]