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2020-08-21 12:25:06

TOP-10 places to visit in the Netherlands

TOP-10 places to visit in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is the original state of Western Europe, famous for its mills and tulips, canals and a temperate climate. Such weather - warm winters and cool summers - is conducive to visiting the country at any time of the year. And what to see in the Netherlands in order to settle the country in the heart forever - SMAPSE experts will tell below.

Canals of amsterdam

You must definitely start exploring the country from the capital - Amsterdam. The main attraction is the canals, of which there are more than a hundred. The canals are hand-made, as are the bridges, which creates a special picture and makes Amsterdam one of the most recognizable European cities. The canal system is formed by the waters of one river - the Amstel. It all started in 1658 with the "Plan of the Three Canals", the work of the Dutch architect Hendrik van Keiskra. Over 300 years, the number of canals has increased from 3 to 165, over 500 small and large bridges have been thrown across them. A large number of waterways ensured the development of water transport.

Nemo Museum

Museum Nemo is a must-see if you are traveling with children! This is an entertaining attraction that will give you a journey into the world of biomedicine, science and modern technology. The exposition is located on 5 floors:

  • On the ground floor - everything about DNA and molecules. The models are presented in the form of interesting designs from huge domino parts, flying cars, a large bell, etc.
  • The second is the production of plastic balls, which tourists distribute by size, color and weight.
  • The third floor is a scientific laboratory where all visitors can become "alchemists"
  • On the fourth, you can learn everything about the human brain: listen to a lecture about its work, test your memory and evaluate the work of your "gray matter"
  • The fifth floor is a place of entertainment. There are cafes, shops and an observation deck here.

Binnenhof Castle, The Hague

In the center of The Hague stands a beautiful castle, considered one of the greatest beauties of the Netherlands - Binnenhof Castle, built in 1247 as a hunting one. The castle complex includes:

  • Ridderzaal - a gothic building decorated with towers and triangular facades
  • The octagonal Torentier tower, which plays the role of the Prime Minister's residence. You can get here through the Grenadier Gate.
  • Hoffeyver Palace Pond, equipped in 1350
  • Fountain of Wilhelm II.

Keukenhof Flower Park, Lisse

The Netherlands is probably the most flourishing country in the world, so it attracts the main aesthetes and connoisseurs of beauty. Keukenhof, or the Garden of Europe, is a royal flower garden, founded in 1857 in the best traditions of English park building. Thanks to the Dutch climate, flowers grow here by leaps and bounds! Keukenhof area - 32 hectares. Tourists love to visit the flower show here, walk among the picturesque ponds and canals in the shade of spreading trees.

Royal Palace, Amsterdam

The Royal Palace is a must-see for every self-respecting tourist. The monumental building, the construction of which lasted 17 years - from 1648 to 1665 - is crowned with a weather vane and an old dome. The area chosen for the construction of the palace was swampy and muddy, so the stability of the building is provided by 14 thousand piles. Inside, the palace is also beautiful: gold, marble, antiques. Today the Royal Palace is a venue for cultural events, large-scale prestigious exhibitions.

Haarlem mill

The Gothic heritage of Holland is not only palaces, castles and temples, but also ... mills. Hadrian's Gothic mill in Haarlem is located on the banks of the Sparna. The original structure has not survived to this day, but the modern version was built according to the original drawings. The mill was built in 1778 by order of the entrepreneur Adrian de Beuys. For 25 years, Adrian developed the cement business here, until it ceased to generate income. In 1802, tobacco production was located here. The fire of 1932 wiped out "Adriana" from the face of the earth, 70 years later - in 2002 - the structure was restored.

Heineken Beer Museum, Amsterdam

All beer lovers should visit the Heineken Museum in Amsterdam. The history of the building begins in the middle of the 19th century, when Gerard Adrian Heineken founded a brewery here. Until 1988, the best beer in the Netherlands was brewed here, then a 3000 square meter museum was founded. On 4 floors there are:

  • Tale of the Heineken Brewing Dynasty
  • Advertising campaigns throughout the history of beer
  • The evolution of glass beer bottles
  • Interactive platforms: in one of them you can play the role of ... a bottle being filled with drinks!

Cubic houses, Rotterdam

In 1984, architect Pete Blom designed the cubic houses that have become one of the main modern landmarks of the Netherlands. The complex consists of 38 cubic houses connected to each other. Due to the strong slope of the walls, the houses are used only by a third, despite their impressive area of 100 square meters. Each cube consists of several floors, on the first - shops, offices, shops.

Anne Frank House Museum

Anne Frank is a Jewish girl who fell victim to the Nazi terror. Her story became famous thanks to the diary, in which Anna told about 2 years of pursuit and wanderings in the secret rooms of the mansion. Actually, the museum is located in this house, more precisely, in its recreated part - the main one was destroyed by the Nazis. In front of the entrance to the museum, there is a statue of a small but brave girl, and the pearl of the exhibition is the original of her diary.

Delta Project

The Netherlands is a country that lies very low and is constantly heating up. Fortifications have been installed throughout the country to contain water bodies. After one of the powerful floods, the country's leadership decided to install a fortification, the construction of which lasted 47 years. Huge storm barriers are located in Nieuwe-Waterweg and in the channel of the Eastern Scheldt. The barrier consists of 65 concrete columns, each of which weighs 18 thousand tons, between them there are gates with sluice mechanisms.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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