Here at DutchReview we’ll often tell you that there’s more to the Netherlands than Amsterdam, but perhaps it’s also time to show you. With the New Year just begun we’ve brought together a visual list of some of the most beautiful, unique and Instagram-worthy spots in the country for you to add to your list for 2017. Get ready to get snapping!
Famous for being the town in the Netherlands without roads, this little village filled with canals is especially magical in winter when you might be able to ice-skate on the frozen canals if it gets cold enough!
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This town in the south of Holland is full of tiny winding alleys and beautiful old buildings. Perfect for a fairytale experience and Instagram-worthy photos!
The Kinderdijk is where you can find the famous 19 windmills that are a UNESCO World Heritage site and probably one of the most famous spots for photos in the Netherlands.
A charming little fishing village, Enkhuizen was once the most important harbour in the Netherlands, until it lost that spot to Amsterdam. Now it’s the perfect place for relaxation among the yachts, shops, cafes and weekly market.
Not only is The Hague the seat of the Dutch parliament, it is also a city filled with impressive (instagram-worthy) buildings worth visiting.
Standing at the Hofvijver, 'Court Pond', the artificial lake beside the Binnenhof, one has a splendid view at numerous buildings from different centuries. The Hofvijver was first dug out by the counts of Holland in the late 13C. ~ Special thanks to @nilslw allowing us to share this photo. ~ Your photo on our Instagram page? Tag #ThisIsHolland or mention us for a chance to get featured!
A district in The Hague, Scheveningen is a seaside resort well-known for its long beach, esplanade, pier and lighthouse. A perfect place to visit (and take photos) in Summer!
Scheveningen has more to offer than just long sandy beaches. It is a place where sun lovers, water sports fanatics, nature lovers, and people who love to party and relax, come together. If you are looking for a great activity, the options in Scheveningen are nearly endless. From the annual Fireworks Festival with fireworks shows from many countries, to Vlaggetjesdag or Flag Day and the North Sea Regatta. ~ Your photo on our Instagram page? Tag #ThisIsHolland or mention us for a chance to get featured!
Castle de Haar
Easily one of the most impressive of the Dutch castles, Castle de Haar also features stunning gardens and an annual fantasy fair where people come from around the world to cosplay!
Castle De Haar, near Utrecht, Netherlands. The castle was reconstructed from ruins in late 19th century. The restoration was done in Neo-Gothic style by architect Pierre Cuypers and was funded by Rothschild family. But the historical site dates back to late 14th century with a number of following destructions and rebuildings. The castle is open to public, and, alongside with Utrecht, is worth visiting. #castledehaar #kasteeldehaar #dehaarcastle #netherlands #neogothic #castle #neogothicarchitecture #reflection #cuypers
If you really want to get away from the ‘usual’ sights of the Netherlands then you could go all the way to the islands North of Friesland to see seals and other natural sights. Why not try out ‘wadlopen’ (wading through the mudflats in the Wadden Sea) near Ameland for an Instagram shot a bit out of the ordinary!
Featuring many more modern buildings than Amsterdam due to rebuilding after WWII bombings, this bustling port city is famous for some stunning – and weird – architecture, including the often-photographed cube houses.
The centre of Utrecht features lovely canals as beautiful as Amsterdam, but with fewer people. Discover it in Autumn for the cosiest and prettiest experience.
How two days are almost never the same: this picture was taking on Saturday. The picture before ??in my feed on a gloomy Sunday. Whatever the day brings make the best of it. Have a good week all! • • #exploreutrecht #utrecht #utrechtmijnstad #utrechtcity #exploringutrecht #utrechthotspots #utrechtcityguide #visitutrecht #bezoekutrecht #030 #oudegracht #autumn #colours
Eindhoven in November is the perfect place for a trip to see the GLOW exhibition. Featuring gorgeous light constructions from artists around the world, the city of Eindhoven is transformed into one big light exhibit for one week in November each year. Definitely Instagram-worthy! Find more about this event here.
If you’re looking for an amusement park with a difference then the weird and wonderful Efteling is definitely worth a visit! Filled with weird and wonderful rides and displays, its attractions are based on elements from ancient myths, fairy tales, fables and folklore. It is also twice the size of the original Disneyland in California!
For more inspiring photos of the Netherlands make sure you check out these ones of Scheveningen, these ones of Rotterdam and these drone photos of the Netherlands from above! And if you do take any Instagram-worthy shots and post them, make sure you tag us @dutchreview on Instagram!