The Netherlands:The city sights By:Kimia

THE NEATHERLANDS

The Netherlands is a Very popular for its flower fields and its wind mills, and tall building.

  • There are over 1,000 windmills still standing from 1850: traditionally used for a variety of purposes, from irrigation to grinding grain, only a few still operate commercially. The Kinderdijk area is a UNESCO World Heritage site home to 19 traditional windmills.
  • The Netherlands produces around 6 million souvenir clogs each year: the exact origin of wooden footwear is unknown – and not thought to be Dutch – although the oldest surviving clog in Europe was found in Nieuwendijk, Amsterdam, dating almost 800 years and resembling Dutch clogs today. Clogs are rarely worn although they are ingrained in Dutch culture, for example, there are many clog-related idiomatic expressions. Traditionally.

The Netherlands is a densely populated country in part reclaimed from the sea with about half of its land lying below sea level. Many tourist only come to the Netherlands to visit Amsterdam. But Holland has plenty to offer outside its capital. Crisscrossed with canals, the flat landscape is perfect for cycling with historic town centers, classic windmills and other tourist spots sprinkled across the country. In the west and north the long coastline is marked by mile upon mile of protective dunes and sandy beaches. During springtime the flower gardens become great tourist attractions in the Netherlands providing a bold spectacle of vivid colors.

Keukenhof Gardens is the world’s largest flower garden, and actually a promotion for the Dutch flower industry. Approximately seven million flower bulbs are planted annually in the park with not only tulips, but also hyacinths, daffodils and other spring flowers on display. The gardens are open from the last week in March to mid-May. Keukenhof is one of the most visit tourist attractions in the Netherlands.

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Created with images by SofiaPapageorge - "amsterdam canal europe" • haroldmeerveld - "Lauwersoog" • Skitterphoto - "bike path cold" • Bert Kaufmann - "Amsterdam - Oudezijds Kolk (Explore)" • corgaasbeek - "the hague buildings city" • na4ev - "amsterdam europe hiking" • HANNSundGRETEL - "flowers amsterdam colorful" • Bert Kaufmann - "Passage to shopping paradise" • Trude55 - "rotterdam bridge city" • wiegerwaardenburg - "clogs clog zaandam"

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