The Netherlands is one of the three countries that are included in the Benelux. Situated on the western coast of Europe, the monarchy is known above all for its beautiful nature and the many stretches of beach. The capital of the country, with a population of almost 17 million, is Amsterdam, but the seat of government is in The Hague. The Amsterdam metropolitan area is the largest conurbation in the Netherlands with a population of around 2.5 million
The capital is also one of the most popular and most visited cities in Europe. Whether short trips, sightseeing tours or boat trips along the many canals of the city: here you will certainly get your money's worth. And if you would like to go out and explore the surrounding area, there are many excursions that will take you, for example, to typical Dutch windmills or to the famous Keukenhof, where you can admire the full colourfulness of the Dutch tulip variety. A very special way to explore the capital are guided bicycle tours. Either private or public with participants from all over the world.
Another highlight of this small state is the coastal city of Rotterdam, which is about an hour south of Amsterdam. The city has gained special importance for the economy of the Netherlands in recent decades due to the ever increasing expansion of the port of Rotterdam, which is one of the largest and most important in Europe. Take your time and go on a guided tour or a city tour through the centre and let yourself be inspired by the modern architecture of the Urban Lakeside.
Tip: Right between Amsterdam and Rotterdam lies the city of the royal family: The Hague. Characterized by its many museums and the beautiful government palace Noordeinde, located in the heart of the city, this venerable place is just right for history and art lovers from all over the world