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.
After living here for a few years we know from our experience there are lots of things to see and do in the Netherlands. Below is the list of things to see along with our photos to inspire you to visit this country.
Antwerp is the second largest city in Belgium and is well known for its port, its diamond business and for being the home city of the famous artist Peter Paul Rubens. We have been to this city a few times already and would like to share how to spend a day in Antwerp.
We have been living in Utrecht for a few years now and with our boys explored many parks, museums, gardens and attractions in and around the city. In this post I would like to share our favourite places to visit and things to do in Utrecht with kids.