Reasons to Visit The Netherlands in 2017

If you’ve never been to the Netherlands before you need to make the time to visit this year. There is so much to see and do in this wonderful European nation. Yes, the language might be crazy difficult to understand, but the people are super friendly, and the country itself is one of the most beautiful and diverse in the world. When choosing a holiday destination you need reasons to visit, and the Netherlands has many.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best reasons for visiting the Netherlands in 2017. If you need any further convincing, you should make sure you check out this list of awesome things to see and do. Get ready for a large dollop of wonderful Dutch culture by following our suggestions right now.


No trip to the Netherlands would be complete without a trip to the country’s capital, and largest city, Amsterdam. It would be incredibly easy to spend all of your time in this fantastic city because there’s so much on offer. Still, Amsterdam is one of the best cities in the world for culture and experience. Visit one of their famed local cafes to unwind and chill out! Get a load of the amazing Amsterdam canals. We associate Venice with canals, but, did you know that Amsterdam has a pretty wicked canal system as well?! You can access these via boat or water taxi, and they are well worth your time.


There is a big casino culture in the Netherlands, believe it or not! And, it’s time to make sure you become a part of this. The most famous of these casinos is the Holland Casino – there are notable branches in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. It’s a wonderfully maintained casino, with helpful, friendly staff, and some great games as well. It’s also the only place in Amsterdam you can try your hand at some blackjack or poker. Make sure you take in a casino on your travels, your journey will be all the better for it.

Idyllic Towns

When you think of the Netherlands, you probably think of Amsterdam first and foremost. But, you also probably think of the amazing idyllic towns and villages peppered all throughout the nation. Tulip and windmills are synonymous with this country, and these can often be found as the backdrop to many of the towns you may encounter on your travels across Holland. With beautiful open spaces, flat landscapes, and picture perfect towns, the Netherlands provides some of the best scenery in the world.


Experiencing cultures is all about finding out as much as you can about the wonderful country you’re visiting. And, in the Netherlands, this can be done by visiting the plethora of beautiful museums they have. The most famous of these museums is the Rijksmuseum. This staggering art museum is one of the most awe-inspiring things we’ve ever seen. It contains so much art and history that you can find out all about the country from one visit. Other honourable mentions include the Van Gogh Museum, dedicated to one of the finest artists the world has ever known.  

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