Maastricht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands with its origins dating far back to Roman times. It is located at the very south of the country on a long strip of land between Belgium and Germany. Maastricht is known as the birthplace of European Union and euro currency. It’s an absolute must see city in the Netherlands.
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Lille is a city in the northernmost region of France, close to the border with Belgium. Its historical center (Vieux Lille), Flemish style architecture, UNESCO-listed belfry tower with scenic views and centuries old Citadel of Lille are just a few reasons why you should visit this city.
In this post you will find our suggestions on what to see in Lille in one day.
Delft is a small Dutch town best known to tourists for its Delftware (Delft Blue china). It is also rich in history – the city of Dutch Royal family, practically the first capital of the Netherlands and the city of the famous Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. Delft is a ‘must see’ destination when travelling in the Netherlands.
Ghent is the third largest and one of the oldest cities in Belgium. With its well preserved historical center, canals, medieval architecture and pedestrian city center Ghent is a ‘must visit’ destination when you are travelling in Belgium.
Amersfoort is a Dutch city in Utrecht municipality with a well preserved medieval town center. It will charm you from the first sight with its historical buildings, narrow streets, canals and stone bridges.
Home of the country’s oldest university, Leiden is a charming town located between Amsterdam and The Hague. It attracts visitors with its old architecture, museums, charming canals and streets with lots of cafes and restaurants in the town center.
The Hague (or Den Haag in Dutch) is a city on the North Sea, home of the Dutch government, Dutch royal family palace, International Court of Justice among many other international government organisations and it’s simply one of my favourite cities in the Netherlands. I like it for its big green parks, interesting museums, historical buildings as well as modern city skyline and of course for its seacoast.