Delft is a very pictoresque town with its main attractions the Delftware factory (Porceleyne Flesch) and the New Church where Dutch royals have been buried for centuries. But that is not all by far. Go see!
My Delft page
Kinderdijk is a World Heritage site because it shows a unique series of 19 working windmills that keep the land dry. My Kinderdijk page relates the history of the Polder Dyke Boards (or Water boards), the administrative bodies that manage water and land in The Netherlands.
See what natural beauty Zuid-Holland has to offer in Nieuwkoop. Nieuwkoop is a small village (11.000 inhabitants) in the north-east of Zuid-Holland. Half of the municipality is a nature conservation reserve, called the Nieuwkoopse Plassen.
It is a lake with many small islands overgrown with reeds formed by the winning of peat (turf) a few hundred years ago.
More on this great place can be found at our Nieuwkoop page.
This is my favourite Dutch city which holds many more surprises than one would think. Even after the bombarding of the city center in WWII there are still old and delightful neighbourhoods left. Rotterdam had the opportunity (and taken it!) to add some exciting new architecture over the last 50 years.
It is by far the most dynamic of Dutch cities.
See my Rotterdam page as mentioned below. It is one of my major VT pages.
If you are planning to go to or passing through Eindhoven try and get tickets for a PSV game. The atmosphere was electric, the dutch are crazy for their footy and you can drink beer at the game! Tickets are hard to come by so buy them well in advance.
The Hague is the seat of government. The Queen works and lives here. The international court of justice is also in The Hague. Every year in June there is the biggest Asian market in Europe called Pasar Malam. A must visit!
Photo: Mauritshuis, a museum with fine art and old masters.
Rotterdam is one of the largest cities of Zuid-Holland. You can find a lot of entertainement, like the zoo, euromast, nice restaurants and everything else a large city should have...it's sure worth the visit.
Picture taken March 16, 2003
An underrated city in The Netherlands, I think. Because it has all the charm of historical buildings, canals and culture that this country is known by.
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