Delft – A Dutch Treat in More Ways than One

Delft Canal View

DELFT HAS HISTORY, ART, A THRIVING WEEKEND MARKET, DELFT BLUE POTTERY AND LOTS MORE: Delft is best-known the world over for its Delft Blue pottery. However, a visit to this charming town in the province of South Holland (Zuid-Holland) reminds us that Delft’s appeal extends way beyond its famous earthenware. It is a also city […]

Volendam – A Quaint Village in North Holland

Volendam

VOLENDAM – A CHARMING AND PICTURESQUE FISHERMEN’S VILLAGE: Volendam is a quaint village in North Holland that is well known for its old fishing boats, bustling waterfront and the traditional Dutch costumes that a handful of residents still wear. This charming and picturesque town was once an artists’ retreat and Picasso and Renoir both spent […]

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. […]

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 […]

Destination: Amsterdam

Expensive Amsterdam Canal Apartments

Amsterdam Attractions and Things to Do: Many people think of Amsterdam as the capital of the Netherlands, but the actual seat of the government is at Den Haag. Nevertheless, Amsterdam is the largest city in the Netherlands and as far as tourism is concerned it is also the most visited, with over 3.5 million visitors […]