The Best Things to Do in The Netherlands

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Popular things to do in The Netherlands

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Art Museum
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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History Museum
Anne Frank House Amsterdam
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Vondelpark Amsterdam
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined. Use our The Netherlands trip planner to plan your trip to The Netherlands and other destinations in The Netherlands.

Kid-friendly things to do in The Netherlands

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Zoo
ARTIS Amsterdam
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
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Science Museum
NEMO Science Museum Amsterdam
4.1
Duration: 3 hours
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Theme Park
Madurodam The Hague
4.2
Duration: 5h 30 min
Theme Park
Efteling Kaatsheuvel
4.5
Duration: 8 hours

Museums in The Netherlands

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Art Museum
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) Amsterdam
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Gallery
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery The Hague
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam Amsterdam
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Frans Hals Museum Haarlem
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in The Netherlands

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Historic Walking Area
Grote Markt Haarlem
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Walking Area
Begijnhof Amsterdam
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) Haarlem
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Old Church Delft
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Nature in The Netherlands

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Water Body
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) Amsterdam
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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World heritage site
The Wadden Sea Friesland Province
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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National Park
Hoge Veluwe National Park Gelderland Province
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Water Body
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) Makkum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Wildlife in The Netherlands

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Calidris Birdsafaries Texel
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours Amsterdam
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Verita's Visit Leiden
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Shark Diving
Ocean Legends Tours Almere
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Bike Tour
Elswhere Tours The Hague
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Nightlife
Cafe Thijssen Amsterdam
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
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Room Escape Game
One Hour Lockup Naarden
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

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