Factsheet Dutch experiences "Unknown Holland"

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Most tourists visiting The Netherlands explore Amsterdam. Some will also reserve one day for Rotterdam or The Hague. But The Netherlands have so much more to discover! Diverse nature, a unique network of cycle paths, exhibitions, surprising lodging facilities, parks, playgrounds, markets, zoos, beaches etc. And several sites are inscribed in UNESCO’s world heritage list! It’s our challenge to make you as enthusiastic as we are about the country!

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Factsheet Dutch experiences "Unknown Holland"

  1. 1. Dutch Experiences Unknown Holland Most tourists visiting The Netherlands explore Amsterdam. Some will also reserve one day for Rotterdam or The Hague. But The Netherlands have so much more to discover! Diverse nature, a unique network of cycle paths, exhibitions, surprising lodging facilities, parks, playgrounds, markets, zoos, beaches etc. And several sites are inscribed in UNESCO’s world heritage list! It’s our challenge to make you as enthusiastic as we are about the country! Around the following themes we create customized tours in consultation with our clients: HISTORY There is much to discover about the Dutch! So may remains can be visited today all over the country: Learn more about Dutch history in only 5 min. http://youtu.be/oQgulL_30n8  From the inhabitants of the Ice Age to the Romans, Alexander the Great, emperors and suppressors in the Middle Ages to the Golden Age in the 17 th century when the Netherlands flourished and Amsterdam become the main port for world trade, due to their expansion, colonies etc. to Napoleon and the beginning of the Dutch Kingdom now 200 years ago, still “ruled” by the house of Orange-Nassau. Much more symbolic nowadays, as the Netherlands is a constitutional monarchy, which means the Dutch monarch’s powers are regulated by the Constitution. WATER - Netherlands wetlands - The Dutch have traditionally protected their land against the encroaching water. The Dutch water management expertise is now used worldwide. Evidence of the struggle against the water you see all over the country: dikes, polders and mega projects such as the Delta Works in the province of Zeeland. Water also gives a lot of fun! Boating, skating, swimming can be done everywhere in the country, depending on the season. holiday at the seaside Sailing on the Frisian lakes Wadlopen (hiking the tidal flats) ACTIVE Cycle tours Something for everyone! The flat landscape and the unique network of cycle paths all over the country makes it possible to choose the bike tour that suits you; for a few hours to a week trip. Along the Amsterdam canals, the Veluwe heath, through the polders, on the dikes by the river or through the woods. Alternated with trips to the local attractions, a delicious meal in a good restaurant, a boat ride or a walk with a local guide. Click here for an impression of cycling in the Netherlands. CULTURE - Museums Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Mondriaan; Dutch artists who need no introduction. During your stay you can admire their work in the numerous museums all over the country; http://www.dutchartmap.nl To start with the 3 world famous Amsterdam museums: The Rijksmuseum recently reopened and restored in full glory, telling the story of 800 years of Dutch art and history in a sequence of 80 galleries, 8,000 objects. The Stedelijk Museum international museum of modern and contemporary art and design The Van Gogh museum the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world. Also worth visiting, among others: The Groninger Museum Well over a century old, the Groninger Museum built an extensive, extremely varied collection and various exhibitions of artists from all over the world. The Open Air Museum focus on culture associated with everyday lives of ordinary people. The Maritime Museum Rotterdam: one of the world’s top maritime museums. CULTURE - Festivals - Every summer an amazing number of music and dance festivals are being organized all over the country. Long lasting traditions like Pinkpop, Dance Valley, Lowlands. And smaller events, like The Hague Festivals, with a different theme every weekend (classic, African, Indian and more).
  2. 2. Dutch Experiences Unknown Holland Most tourists visiting The Netherlands explore Amsterdam. Some will also reserve one day for Rotterdam or The Hague. But The Netherlands have so much more to discover! Diverse nature, a unique network of cycle paths, exhibitions, surprising lodging facilities, parks, playgrounds, markets, zoos, beaches etc. And several sites are inscribed in UNESCO’s world heritage list! It’s our challenge to make you as enthusiastic as we are about the country! SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION For those who like special lodging: why not try an overnight in a windmill, a houseboat, a castle, at the farm? Or perhaps a tree house, a sheepfold, a monastery, a lighthouse, beach fale etc. We can offer various crazy accommodation options. “TYPICAL DUTCH” We can arrange traditional Dutch outdoor activities such as clogs golf games, sack race, stilt walking, jumping ditches, horse and carriage ride. You might as well pay a visit to a Dutch tulip farm. Indoor activities we can organize include a wooden shoe workshop, a cheese making workshop etc. And you might learn some traditional Dutch games if you like, such as shuffleboard. Personalized tours and trips, tailor-made. Contact us for more information: dutchexperiences@gmail.com the Netherlands http://youtu.be/eE_IUPInEuc

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