How about a trip beyond Amsterdam? Although the capital is the first place everyone visits in the Netherlands, there are so many other Dutch cities to discover. Below is our list of the most beautiful cities in the Netherlands. Enjoy!
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A charming fortress-town in the province of Zeeland. You will not find this architectural style anywhere else.
The must-see oldest city in the Netherlands. You can easily cycle to Belgium from its center in just 3 km.
You will love Dordrecht because of its beautiful ancient harbor and streets. Must visit the Huis van Gijn Mjuseum.
This undiscovered-by-tourists place in the province of Gelderland is worth your weekend. Zutphen’s streets are adorable!
Each time we visit Enkhuizen – it rains there. Yet, I consider it a little romantic city with beautiful boats and little canals.
You never heard about it, right? Willemstad is a tiny hidden gem in the province of Noord Brabant…
Have you been to the province of Friesland? Harlingen is a true gem of this region. I am in love at first sight.
What if I say that Leiden in the evening is much more beautiful than Amsterdam. Will you believe it? Check yourself!
I love Haarlem for its charm, size, beauty, and pleasant people. Did you know that Haarlem became a city long before Amsterdam and Rotterdam?
A fairy tale city of Deventer – famous for the Charles Dickens Winter Festival when all locals dress up in costumes to bring Dickens’ stories live.
Bergen op Zoom
I call this city a little Paris of the Netherlands. It’s an impressive and beautiful city to discover.
Experience the Dutch old cheese market traditions while on a trip to Alkmaar or simply wander along its streets.
Dokkum – is another beautiful and undiscovered city in the province of Friesland that nobody knows about.
People say that Utrecht is better and more beautiful than Amsterdam. We agree! See its canals and go shopping.
Modern and majestic Rotterdam is a city with cool activities, museums, a giant colorful market & magnificent harbour.
Zwolle is the best bicycle city in the Netherlads with a fusion of beautiful architecture, museums, and streets.
Only in Tiel, discover the story and secrets of Little Flipje. This region is known as the fruit blossom region in spring.
A peaceful seaside town with a long coast and sea-breakers. Visit Domburg in summer or winter – it is always beautiful.
One of the famous 11 fountains of Friesland is located in Bolsward – it is a giant flying mouse.
Sittard is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands in the province of Limburg not to miss.
Visit Kampen during one of the festivals and you will see that the city turns into a cute and busy destination with lots to do.
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