The Netherlands which is also known as Holland in English, annually receives about 10 million foreign visitors that contribute quite substantially to the economic structure of the country. The capital Amsterdam is well known for its many coffee shops and canals but its main attractions are the superb Van Gogh Museum, the moving memorial of the Anne Frank House and the equally impressive Rembrandt House Museum.
Other places of interest as well are the Hague where the Government has its seat. Here, not only will you find many beautiful historical buildings but also an intricate realistic miniature city called the Madurodam, that contains small scale models of Dutch landmarks that are set in their own similar landscape.
Rotterdam is another main town that is known for its shopping, its modern architecture and its port which is one of the biggest in Europe.
Keukenhof near Lisse is the world’s largest flower garden and it is here where plants are stunningly displayed in beautiful designs and displays.
The country is well known as well for its Windmills and the Zaanse Schans area have eight well preserved original examples that are now part of the European Route Of Industrial Heritage.
For those who are into water sports and sailing a visit to the Ijsselmeer and Ketelmeer districts will find you in a large shallow lake area that was originally created in 1932 by the building of a small dam that effectively closed off the connection from the sea.
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Cycling is big in Holland as the country has built up an infrastructure specifically designed for those people who want to travel around and visit the outlaying areas at their own time and leisure.
Canals, rivers and dikes predominately feature across the country as they “criss cross” the landscape to give you that constant feeling that you are never far away from a beach. The western coast of the country has actually one of the best North Sea beaches that attracts millions of people every year from all over the continent.
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