10 essential places to see in Holland


This list of places to see in Holland It will help you organize your trip to what is considered one of the best countries to live in the world, making the most of your time.
Although it is usual to refer to Holland as a country, it is actually the most important historical region, of which the whole of the Netherlands forms and where you can enjoy bike rides through fields of flowers and tulips, see how the antlers roll Windmills, try the best cheeses in the world, tour cities of canals and colorful facades and above all, fall in love with their fairytale villages.
To visit all these places you can combine bus and train excursions from Amsterdam or rent a car to enjoy the freedom to stop wherever and whenever you want, a perfect option to make a route through the less touristy places.
The best time for a trip to Holland is usually from April to October, when the temperature is more pleasant and there is less rain although if you can choose, we recommend traveling in spring, coinciding with the flowering of the tulip fields, a show that we are Sure, it will leave you speechless.

Based on the trip to Amsterdam in 5 days in which we visited some of the jewels of the country and in next trips, we have made this selection of 10 essential places to visit in Holland. We start!

1. Amsterdam

Amsterdam, famous for its canals and bicycles, is one of the most tolerant cities in the world and one most essential places to see in Holland.
In this multicultural city with open minds, you will enjoy seeing barking houses with colorful facades from the 16th and 17th century and long walks along the shore of the 4 main canals and the old town. In addition, it is a city with hundreds of kilometers of bike lanes that will allow you to reach all its tourist attractions in a healthy way, in case you opt for this means of transport.
If you add to all these attractions its important museums such as Van Gogh and the Rijksmuseum, well-kept parks, old churches and an endless number of places full of atmosphere and restaurants around the world, surely Amsterdam will become one of your cities Favorites of the world.

One of the best tips for traveling to Amsterdam is to complete this list of essential places to visit in Amsterdam and this one of the best things to do in Amsterdam.

If you don't know very well how to trace the routes around the city, you can follow these optimized guides for days:

You can combine these routes by booking one of these tours or guided tours in Spanish that will allow you to learn about the history and curiosities of the capital of Holland.

2. Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans, located 20 kilometers north of Amsterdam and known as the village of windmills, is another of the most famous places to visit in Holland.
In this town, which looks like an open-air museum thanks to the good state of conservation and restoration of the mills and traditional wooden houses, you will move to the 17th and 18th centuries.
During a tour of Zaanse Schans you can enter one of the windmills, see a cheese farm, visit a clog factory and of course, take a souvenir, something that has become practically a tradition for all travelers.
To visit Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam you can take a train at the Central Station that will leave you at the Koog-Zaandijk station in 15 minutes and from this station take a short 10-minute walk, crossing a drawbridge, to the mills.
A more comfortable option to get to Zaanse Schans is to book this bus tour that includes a guide in Spanish.

3. Delft

Delft, located 50 kilometers from Amsterdam and known for its blue pottery, is one of the most beautiful cities to see in Holland which impresses with its small and beautiful old town, surrounded by ancient canals, where you will feel like in a fairy tale while walking through its streets.
In addition, this university city has a great student atmosphere that focuses on bars and squares, and a great cultural offer with museums and shows of all kinds.
Among the most beautiful places to visit in Delft are the huge Market Square, the Renaissance Town Hall, the Old Church, the Veermer Center, the Prinsenhof monastery and the New Church tower, from where you have fantastic views of the city.
You can reach Delft by train from Amsterdam Central Station in less than an hour or book this tour that includes Rotterdam, The Hague and Madurodam by bus and with a guide in Spanish.

Friesland Islands

Other places that could be included in this list of what to see in Holland they are the cities of Haarlem, The Hague, Leiden and the Biesbosch National Park.

Map of the places to visit in Holland essential

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