Harderwijk is a town in Gelderland, Netherlands. Most people visit for the Dolfinarium, or use this town as a gateway for Walibi World.
Hoge Veluwe National Park (Dutch: Hoge Veluwe Nationaal Park) is a national park in the Gelderland province of the Netherlands. With an area of roughly 55 km² it is one of the largest national parks in the country and a popular short stay tourist destination for the Dutch.
Barneveld is a town in Gelderland, located in a region of woods and heath, southeast of Amersfoort.
Apeldoorn is a city with a royal touch, famous for its palace and beautiful gardens. It lies on the edge of National Park the Veluwe, and is an excellent base to explore this regions lush natural surroundings.
Elburg is a historic city in the Dutch province of Gelderland. Between 1292 and 1296 Elburg was rebuilt in the form it is seen today, with a moat and a city wall, together with the straight pattern of the street plan.
Zeewolde is a municipality and a town in the province of Flevoland in the Netherlands. It is located in the south-western corner of the Flevopolder, and is the least densely populated municipality of the already sparsely-populated Flevoland.
The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland) is a charming small country in the low-lying river delta of northwestern Europe. Its landscape of famously flat lands, much of it reclaimed from the sea, is dotted with windmills, blooming tulip fields and picturesque villages.
The city of Ede is best known as an entry point to Hoge Veluwe National Park. And indeed, although the city itself will not be high on any traveller's list, it is very well-suited as a base to explore the Veluwe and the natural surroundings, which consist of forests and farmlands, dotted with villages.
Dronten is one of the six municipalities making up the province of Flevoland in the Netherlands. It encompasses the namesake town and two villages, Swifterbant and Biddinghuizen, as well as vast expanses of agricultural fields and plains left to nature.
Wageningen is a town along the Rhine river within the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. Because of its famous agricultural university, it is more lively than one would expect from a Dutch town with 36,000 inhabitants.
Arnhem is the capital of Gelderland and located on both banks of the rivers Nederrijn and Sint-Jansbeek, which was the source of the city's development. It forms the northern part of the Stadsregio Arnhem Nijmegen.
Amersfoort is an originally medieval city to the east of Amsterdam and Utrecht. It is at the edge of their commuting area, and has expanded in recent years.
Lelystad is the capital of the Dutch province of Flevoland. While overshadowed by the larger Almere and with a much less interesting town centre, Lelystad still has its fair share of tourist attractions, mostly found on the outskirts of the city.
The Dutch city of Zwolle is home to some 120.000 people and, although second in size to Enschede, it serves as the province capital of Overijssel.
Nijmegen lays claims to the title of oldest city in the Netherlands, and has indeed a long history and still lots of interesting heritage to enjoy today. World-famous among hiking enthusiast, the city annually hosts the International Four Days Marches Nijmegen.
Deventer is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. Situated along the river IJssel and a member of the Hanseatic League, this town in the province of Overijssel offers a great collection of heritage.
Urk is a town and municipality in the Dutch province of Flevoland. This former island is situated on the edge of the Noordoostpolder and directly connected to the IJsselmeer.
Doesburg is one of the seven Hanseatic cities along the river IJssel. It is located in the Dutch province of Gelderland.
Noordoostpolder (literally "northeast polder") is a municipality in the province Flevoland, Netherlands. The whole area consists of reclaimed land in the north of Flevoland.
Zutphen (population 46,000) is an historic city in the center-eastern part of the Netherlands. The city has existed since Roman times and received its city rights in 1190, making it one of the oldest medieval cities in the Netherlands.
Once a prominent trade town, Tiel is one of those largely unknown historic cities in the Eastern Netherlands with a tale of its own. It doesn't see too many visitors today, but the old centre still holds monumental buildings from former glory days and is famous for its fruits production.
The Liemers is a region in Gelderland, the Netherlands. The region is located between the Dutch-German border and the Rhine, IJssel and Oude IJssel rivers.
Bronkhorst is a municipality in the middle of the Achterhoek, Gelderland, The Netherlands. The municipality has been around since 2005, when it was created by merging the former municipalities of Hengelo, Hummelo en Keppel, Steenderen, Vorden and Zelhem.
Laren is a village in the Gooi area of North Holland, the Netherlands.
Oss is the 36th largest city in the Netherlands, located in the province of Noord-Brabant.
Almere is a city in Flevoland, a western province of the Netherlands. Almere is a new town, it has a new city centre.
Weerribben-Wieden is a national park in the Eastern Netherlands. It's less known and smaller than some other parks in the country, but offers nice opportunities for canoeing and boat trips through a generally quiet landscape of water and peat.
Hilversum is a medium-sized city in the Gooi area of North Holland, the Netherlands. Once called the Garden of Amsterdam, most travellers still come over to cycle and hike through the surrounding forests and heathland.
Bussum is a small town south east of Amsterdam. Approximately 30,000 people live in Bussum.
Giethoorn is a picturesque village in Overijssel in the Netherlands. It is known as Venice of the North because of its extensive network of canals and 180 bridges.
Culemborg is a historic town in the Gelderland region of the Netherlands. The city is just south of the river Lek and thereby on the border between Gelderland and Utrecht.
Doetinchem is a city and municipality by the Oude IJssel river, located in the Achterhoek, in the Dutch province of Gelderland.
The small city of Enkhuizen is an old Dutch harbour town, and one of the most prominent ones of the Dutch Golden Age. It lost its trade position by the late 17th century, due to the wars with England, the silting of its waters and the rise of Amsterdam, but maintained much of its historic grandeur.
Emmerich am Rhein is a city on the River Rhine in Lower Rhine in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, with a population of around 30,000.
Lochem is a city located in the Achterhoek, the region in the east of the Dutch province of Gelderland.
's-Hertogenbosch, commonly known as Den Bosch, is a city in the south of the Netherlands and the capital of the province of North Brabant. Once a stronghold, vital in the protection of the young Dutch nation, Den Bosch has a charming and well-preserved medieval centre.
Weesp is a small historic town of about 18,000 inhabitants, located in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands, south-east of Amsterdam, on the river Vecht. It was once fortified, and several of the bastions, moats and forts still survive.
Volendam is a fishing village in North Holland, 20 kilometres north of Amsterdam. Sometimes called "the pearl of the Zuiderzee", this place is a highly popular tourist destination.
Heerenveen is the sports capital of the Northern Netherlands and one of the eleven Frisian cities. The city is famously home to the Thialf stadium, the largest indoor ice arena in the country and the stage for many international ice skating tournaments.
The Vechtstreek is a scenic region in North Holland and Utrecht. It is a popular get-away destination known for its natural beauty, castles, parks and stately homes.
Monnickendam is a town in the Zaanstreek-Waterland region in the province of North Holland, Netherlands.
Edam is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Its main claim to international fame is Edam cheese.
Helmond is a city in the province of North Brabant in the Netherlands. With a population of nearly 90,000 people, it's the fifth largest city of North Brabant.
Hindeloopen (Frysian: Hylpen) is a small city located in Friesland, The Netherlands.
Broek in Waterland is a village in the Zaanstreek-Waterland, in the Dutch province North Holland. It is known for its lovely, typically old-Dutch atmosphere and wooden houses in soft colours.
Zuidoost, often colloquially referred to as the Bijlmer, is a borough of Amsterdam. It is an exclave, separated from the mainland by Duivendrecht and Diemen.
Oost is a borough of Amsterdam. It lies between the Amstel River in the west and the IJ in the east.
Sneek, or Snits as the locals call it, is a pleasant city right in the heart of the Frisian Lakes district, in the Northern Netherlands. It's a bustling centre for water sports, boating and ice skating, but also home to many monumental architecture and lovely town views.
Noord is the borough of Amsterdam north of the IJ. It is residential district, and with about 86,000 inhabitants, it has the size of a medium-sized city (and it is growing at a rapid pace—three new neighborhoods are currently in construction).
Purmerend is a city close to Amsterdam, Netherlands. It's one of the largest towns in the Zaanstreek-Waterland region and many of its 80.
Berkelland is a municipality in the far northeast of the Gelderland, the Netherlands.
Geldrop is a town in North Brabant in the Netherlands. It's located at easy biking distance from Eindhoven, but is mostly surrounded by heathlands and forest area.
Eindhoven is a major city in the province of North Brabant in the Netherlands. With a population of over 213,000 people, it's the fifth-largest city of the Netherlands.
Plantage is a leafy neighborhood in the centre of Amsterdam. This article also covers the Eastern Islands.
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands. With more than one million inhabitants in its urban area, it is the country's largest city and its financial, cultural, and creative center.
The Binnenstad is the medieval heart of Amsterdam. It is where most foreign visitors arrive and leave, and has a lot of the city's prime attractions.
The Canal District (Dutch: Grachtengordel) is the famous 17th-century district surrounding the Binnenstad of Amsterdam. The whole district is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unique cultural and historical value, and its property values are among the highest of the country.
Zuid is one of Amsterdam's seven boroughs. It is an affluent area and a popular place among foreign visitors.
Oost Gelre is a municipality in the northeast of the Achterhoek, Gelderland, The Netherlands.
The Jordaan is a district in the centre of Amsterdam. Originally a working-class neighbourhood, the Jordaan has become one of the most upscale areas of the Netherlands, known for its art galleries, speciality shops and boutique restaurants.
Gorinchem is a fortified town in the Groene Hart region of South Holland. The town, while small, has a historic town center with a lot of character.
Woerden is a city and municipality in the Dutch province Utrecht. Woerden is located in the east of the Green Heart (Groene Hart) of the Netherlands, the green zone surrounded by the Randstad.
Arcen is a village in the Southern Netherlands. Administratively, it's a part of nearby Venlo, but this small place really is a destination in its own right.
thumb|Map showing the location of the Groene HartThe Groene Hart (literally "Green Heart") is a scenic agricultural zone between the four biggest cities of the country. The flat polders and canals, considered typical for the country, can be explored by hiking or cycling.
Oudewater is a lovely little town in the Western Netherlands. Halfway between Utrecht and Gouda and once an important industrial center of the rope industry, this small place is both easily accessible and packed with historic charm.
West is a vast suburban area of Amsterdam. Administratively it consists of the boroughs West and Nieuw-West, and it also includes the harbor area along the IJ that is directly controlled by the municipal authorities.
Efteling is a theme park in North Brabant in the Netherlands. It's themed around fairy tales and is the largest theme park in the Benelux and one of the most-visited in Europe.
Drachten is the second largest city in the Dutch province of Friesland. Today, it is home to some 45.
thumb|350px|The new Zaanstad Town Hall, adjecent to Zaandam Railway Station
Schoonhoven is a small town in the Dutch province of South Holland.
North Brabant (Dutch: Noord-Brabant, commonly called Brabant) is a province in the south of The Netherlands. It's bordered by Belgium in the south, the Meuse River (Maas) in the north, Limburg in the east and Zeeland in the west.
Tilburg is a large city in southern Netherlands. It started to grow during the Industrial Revolution, when wool factories were set up, thus making it the wool city of the Netherlands.
Bocholt is a town in Münsterland in Germany, located only about 4 km from the Dutch border.
Franeker (or Frjentsjer in the Frisian language) is a city in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands.
Leeuwarden is the capital of the Dutch province Friesland. Located in the north of the country, Leeuwarden and Friesland as a whole are often overlooked by visitors.
Schiphol Airport () is one of the busiest airports in the world, situated 15 km southwest of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It serves the city of Amsterdam and the surrounding area, with connecting flights to destinations in Asia, Europe and North America.
The Zaanse Schans is an open air conservation area and museum, on the bank of the Zaan River, north of Zaandam in the Netherlands. It displays the traditional architecture of the area (green wooden houses) and has several functioning windmills and craftsman's workshops, which are open to visitors.
Venlo is a city in the Southern Netherlands, right on the German border. It's a centre for industries and trade but also the go-to place for shopping and services for people from the wide region, including the neighbouring German Ruhr area.
Although it is one of the eleven Frisian cities, Harlingen is perhaps the least Frisian of them all, and few people speak the Frisian language as their mother tongue. It's a quaint little port town, which gained its fortune through fishing and trade.
Winterswijk is a small city and municipality in the far east of the Achterhoek region of Gelderland, The Netherlands.
The West Frisian Islands (Dutch: Waddeneilanden) are a chain of islands that lie at the northern side of the Netherlands. The islands separate the North Sea from the shallow Wadden Sea, with tidal mud flats.
For the Dutch, the name of Westerbork is inseparably linked to the horrors of World War II, as the Germans ran a large transit camp just a few kilometres out of the village centre. Technically, the former camp ground is located closer to Hooghalen than Westerbork, but the name is imprinted deeply in the national memory.
Hoofddorp is a city part of the Haarlemmermeer polder in North Holland, Netherlands. It has 73,000 inhabitants.
Gouda is a city in the province South-Holland in The Netherlands. It is a typical Dutch city with many old buildings, canals and pretty sights, and is a popular destination for a day trip.
Alkmaar is a historic city in the Province of North Holland in the Netherlands, about 10 km inland from the coast, and 40 km north-west of Amsterdam. The city's population is about 95 000, the whole urban area has about twice that number.