Zaandam is a Dutch city well known for its Zaanse Schans – a recreated village with typical Dutch windmills and wooden houses. Zaandam is located just north of Amsterdam and along with Zaanse Schans it’s often mentioned as one of the best one day trips from Amsterdam.
Baarle is a town in the south part of the Netherlands that has Belgian territories inside it. The town is divided by multiple Belgium–Netherlands borders that cross the streets and sometimes even buildings. It’s a truly unique place and we would like to share our experience of visiting Baarle – a town split by Belgium-Netherlands borders.
Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands and is well known for being Europe’s largest seaport. It attracts visitors with its modern and extraordinary architecture, interesting museums and art galleries. Read our ‘The Best of Rotterdam in a day’ guide for things to see and do in Rotterdam if you only have one day in this modern Dutch city.
Travelling to the Netherlands and want to try some traditional Dutch food? After living in the Netherlands for three years we compiled the ‘20 Foods to try in the Netherlands’ list of the traditional Dutch food we would recommend you to try.
In this post you will discover 6 Small Dutch towns you must see to enjoy their charming narrow streets, canals surrounded by green trees, weekend markets at town centers, historical buildings, windmills and various museums.
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.
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.
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.