Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Rotterdam

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

Among Europe's finest museums, the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen has a permanent collection spanning all eras of Dutch and European art, including superb old masters. Among the highlights are The Marriage Feast at C…
Top Choice Museum in The Hague

Mauritshuis

For a comprehensive introduction to Dutch and Flemish Art, visit the Mauritshuis, a jewel-box of a museum in an old palace and brand-new wing. Almost every work is a masterpiece, among them Vermeer's Girl with a Pea…
Top Choice Palace in The Hague

Binnenhof

The Binnenhof's central courtyard (once used for executions) is surrounded by parliamentary buildings. The splendid 17th-century North Wing is still home to the Upper Chamber of the Dutch Parliament. The Lower Chamb…
Top Choice Museum in Delft

Vermeer Centrum Delft

As the place where Vermeer was born, lived and worked, Delft is ‘Vermeer Central’ to many art-history and old-masters enthusiasts. Along with viewing life-sized images of Vermeer’s oeuvre, you can tour a replica of …
Top Choice Gardens in Lisse

Keukenhof Gardens

One of the Netherlands’ top attractions, Keukenhof, 1km west of Lisse, is the world’s largest bulb-flower garden. It attracts nearly 800,000 visitors during its eight-week season, which is almost as short-lived as t…
Top Choice Museum in The Hague

Escher in Het Paleis Museum

The Lange Voorhout Palace was once Queen Emma's winter residence. Now it's home to the work of Dutch graphic artist MC Escher. The permanent exhibition features notes, letters, drafts, photos and fully mature works …
Top Choice Historic Building in Gouda

Waag

On the north side of the Markt, you can't miss the Waag, a former cheese-weighing house built in 1668. Check out the reliefs carved into the side showing the cheese being weighed. Today it houses the Kaaswaag, a mus…
Top Choice Church in Delft

Nieuwe Kerk

Construction on Delft's Nieuwe Kerk began in 1381; it was finally completed in 1655. Amazing views extend from the 108.75m-high tower: after climbing its 376 narrow, spiralling steps you can see as far as Rotterdam …
Top Choice Church in Dordrecht

Grote Kerk

The massive tower of the 14th- to 15th-century Grote Kerk was originally meant to have been much higher, but it took on a lean during its 150-year-plus construction. You can climb to the top – 275 steps – to enjoy e…
Top Choice Gardens in Leiden

Hortus Botanicus Leiden

The lush Hortus Botanicus is one of Europe's oldest botanical gardens (1590; the oldest was created in Padua, Italy, in 1545), and is home to the Netherlands' oldest descendants of the Dutch tulips. It's a wonderful…