Bright blooming tulips, delicious Stroopwafels, outstanding cheeses, bicycles, picturesque windmills – the Netherlands is one of our favorite places in the world! The towns in the Netherlands look like they came out of a storybook – pretty, traditional, and colorful. So put on your clogs and join us as we visit the 10 most delightful cities in the Netherlands. Let’s go!
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This dream town is charming beyond words. It is car-free, and transportation is provided by cycling, walking, or sailing on one of the many canals and under its numerous bridges. Giethoorn is known as the “Venice of the Netherlands,” and is full of bright colors, blooming flowers, and traditional houses. There are so many great attractions in Giethoorn- it is a must-visit!
Picturesque Volendam is a traditional Dutch fishing village, with quaint little houses and cobbled maze-like streets. This charming village should on every list of charming cities in the Netherlands!
This is an idyllic little village in the Netherlands with a beautiful harbor and charming alleys. Don’t miss out on the freshly caught fish specialties!
We can talk about how pretty Edam is, with its storybook canals and charming atmosphere, but we want to talk about cheese! Edam cheese, covered in red or yellow wax, is one of the Netherland’s – and the world’s -most famous cheeses. Make sure to catch the annual summer cheese market!
A traditional Dutch village, Marken boasts charming wooden houses, traditional costumes, and serene, lush scenery.
This pristine town is known as the cleanest of the cities in the Netherlands, and it is truly as lovely as it is clean. Colorful, 17th century wooden houses positioned near a natural, tranquil lake will make you feel as if you’ve stepped into a fairytale world.
This town is home to beautiful canals and scenic harbors, alongside a stunning ocean view.
Have you ever seen a star-shaped town? Naarden, a fortified town, is shaped like a 12-pointed star and is still remarkably preserved. It looks like a work of art!
This historic small town is mostly famous for its secret underground world – a maze of manmade and natural tunnels and caves. Don’t miss out on the beautiful, historic buildings and the magical underground Christmas market.
Delft is one of the most charming and traditional cities in the Netherlands. It is home to the famous and beautifully crafted blue and white Delftware pottery and a vibrant medieval old town that is surrounded by maze-like alleys and romantic canals.