The Hague (Dutch: Den Haag or 's-Gravenhage) is a city in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. It is the seat of the Dutch parliament and government, and the residence of King Willem-Alexander, but it is not the capital city, which is Amsterdam.
Scheveningen is a fishing village, commercial harbor and seaside resort district in The Hague, the "international city on the sea". It has never been independent from The Hague, but the neighbourhoods of the fishing community still keep their special way of life.
Rijswijk is a city in the province South Holland in the Netherlands. It is a small city, which evolved around a tiny city core.
Wassenaar is a town in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. It is the official residence of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, his wife, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, and their daughters.
Vlaardingen is a town in Rijnmond, the metropolitan area of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.
Schiedam is a city and municipality in the province of South-Holland in the Netherlands and is part of the Rotterdam metropolitan area. The city is best known for Jenever (gin), its historical centre and the tallest old windmills in the world.
Hook of Holland (Dutch: Hoek van Holland or De Hoek, literally "The Corner") is a small town on the Nieuwe Waterweg ship canal near the North Sea coast in Rijnmond. It is well connected to the nearby regional hub, Rotterdam.
Leiden (historically known as Leyden) is easily one of the most enchanting cities in the Netherlands. It's home to the oldest university in the country, the birthplace of Rembrandt and breeding ground for ground-breaking science and Nobel laureates since centuries.
Zoetermeer is a city located in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands.
Noordwijk is a small town in South Holland. Noordwijk divides into two parts, Noordwijk aan Zee (the old fishing settlement, and now more touristy and with good shopping)on the dunes, and Noordwijk Binnen (the older, historic village) slightly further in land.
Brielle (Netherlands) is a historic and fortified sea side town in the Western Netherlands, about 35km from Rotterdam. It's a town with a long and prominent history, packed with monuments still today.
Rotterdam is a city in the province of South Holland in the west of the Netherlands. The city is the second largest in the country with a population of approximately 617,000 inhabitants in the municipality and about 1.
Spijkenisse is a suburb of Rotterdam on Putten, one of the islands of South Holland.
Lisse is a town in the Bollenstreek of South Holland. Most visitors come here in spring, to admire the blooming flower fields and the flower gardens of the Keukenhof.
Alphen aan den Rijn is a town in the western Netherlands. The city is situated on the banks of the Old Rhine between Utrecht and Leiden.
Zandvoort is as famous and crowded as beach resorts get in the Netherlands. That is - in summer, when the weather is nice, Dutch and German visitors flock to the sandy beaches of this otherwise rather small town and dozens of beach pavilions along the long boulevard cater to their needs.
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.
Hoofddorp is a city part of the Haarlemmermeer polder in North Holland, Netherlands. It has 73,000 inhabitants.
Haarlem is a lovely historical city, located on the river Spaarne at no more than 20 kilometres from Amsterdam. International tourism finally seems to have discovered the town's many charms, and an increasing number of visitors find their way here each year.
Tholen is a municipality and double peninsula in Zeeland, The Netherlands.
Dordrecht is an historic city in South Holland, Netherlands that was, at the end of the Middle Ages, one of the six important trade cities of the County of Holland. Its centre still shows off the rich history of the city.
The Biesbosch is a national park in the west of the Netherlands, covering parts of North Brabant and Zuid-Holland. It's one of the largest national parks in the country and one of the last remaining freshwater tide wetlands in Europe.
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.
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.
Schoonhoven is a small town in the Dutch province of South Holland.
Zierikzee is a town in the municipality of Schouwen-Duiveland in the Dutch province of Zeeland. The city has 11,000 inhabitants and is the capital of the municipality.
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.
Bergen op Zoom is a city in the west of the Dutch province of North Brabant in The Netherlands. Situated on the border of neighbouring province Zeeland, the city lies on the hills of the "Brabantse wal", an area heightened over the centuries under influence of the river Schelde and the Sea.
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.
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.
thumb|350px|The new Zaanstad Town Hall, adjecent to Zaandam Railway Station
Zuid is one of Amsterdam's seven boroughs. It is an affluent area and a popular place among foreign visitors.
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.
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.
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.
Breda is a city in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It has a long history as a military stronghold and army base.
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.
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.
Plantage is a leafy neighborhood in the centre of Amsterdam. This article also covers the Eastern Islands.
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.
The Delta Works (Dutch: Deltawerken) are a series of constructions built between 1950 and 1997 in the southwest of the Netherlands, to protect a large area of land around the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta from the sea. The works consist of dams, sluices, locks, dikes, and storm surge barriers.
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.
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.
Oost is a borough of Amsterdam. It lies between the Amstel River in the west and the IJ in the east.
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.
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).
Noord-Beveland is a former island in the Dutch province of Zeeland.
Het Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe (The Drowned Land of Saeftinghe) is a national park in the province of Zeeland in The Netherlands. It is the biggest swamp of its kind within European borders.
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.
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.
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.
Monnickendam is a town in the Zaanstreek-Waterland region in the province of North Holland, Netherlands.
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.
Antwerp (Dutch: Antwerpen, French: Anvers) is a large city and the capital of the eponymous province in the region of Flanders in Belgium. At a population of just over half a million people, it is the second largest city in Belgium (after Brussels), and it has a major European port.
Antwerp is one of the five provinces of Flanders (the Dutch-speaking, northern part of Belgium).
Beveren is municipality located between Ghent and Antwerp in East Flanders, Belgium. The municipality comprises the towns of [proper], Doel, Haasdonk, Kallo, Kieldrecht, Melsele, Verrebroek and Vrasene.
Edam is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Its main claim to international fame is Edam cheese.
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.
Bussum is a small town south east of Amsterdam. Approximately 30,000 people live in Bussum.
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.
Middelburg is in the capital of Zeeland. In colonial times, this was one of the most important cities in the country, and still today Middelburg is packed with monuments reminding of those golden times.
Terneuzen is a municipality and city in the Dutch province of Zeeland.
A medium sized town (Belgian standards) of around 70.000 people, Sint-Niklaas is located between the larger cities of Ghent (Gent) and Antwerp (Antwerpen) in East Flanders.
Laren is a village in the Gooi area of North Holland, the Netherlands.
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.
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.
Almere is a city in Flevoland, a western province of the Netherlands. Almere is a new town, it has a new city centre.
Vlissingen (historically known as Flushing) is a port town in the Dutch province of Zeeland, situated on the northern bank of Western Scheldt, just at its estuary on the North Sea.
Flanders (Dutch: Vlaanderen) is the Dutch-speaking, northern part of Belgium wedged between the North Sea and the Netherlands in the north and Wallonia and France in the south. This region has an immense historical and cultural wealth made visible through its buildings, works of art and festivals.
Lier is a city of about 30,000 inhabitants in the province of Antwerp, Belgium.
Den Helder is a port city in North Holland. It is the main base of the Royal Netherlands Navy and is also an important civilian port.
Westkapelle is a coastal town on the far west end of the Walcheren peninsula, a former island on the North Sea coast of the Western Netherlands. It's a small town with a tumultuous but proud past and for long, this was a rather closed community.
Dendermonde is a city in East Flanders. The small-sized city has about 45,000 inhabitants.
'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.
Mechelen is a historically important city located on the river Dyle in the center of Flanders, one of the three regions in Belgium. It lies about halfway between Antwerp and Brussels and has approximately 80,000 inhabitants.
thumb|Berlare town squareBerlare (pronunciation BEHR-lah-ruh) is a small town in East Flanders, consisting of Overmere, Uitbergen, Donk and Berlare proper. It is a very peaceful and calm municipality located on the banks of the Schelde river and has a lot of beautiful natural settings to offer its visitors.
Lochristi is a city in East Flanders, known for its horticulture.
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.
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.
Texel is an island in the West Frisian Islands region of the Netherlands.
Aalst is in East Flanders, Belgium. A medium-sized town by Belgian standards, with a population of around 77,000 people.
Ghent (Dutch: Gent, French: Gand) is a city in East Flanders in Belgium. Ghent is a city with a population of a quarter of a million, with rich history.
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.
Sluis is a small town in Zeelandic Flandersin, in the west of the Southern Netherlands. Although it was largely destroyed by Allied bombs in WWII, the city walls, belfry and windmill in the centre of town give this nicely rebuilt place a historic touch.