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Why Visit Windmills in Holland at Kinderdijk

Holland is renowned for its wooden shoes, tulips and windmills. But do you know why windmills are such a big deal there? Much of the Netherlands, the region of Holland in particular, is located below sea level. Given the its position along the North Sea and with three major rivers crossing the country, this means about 20 percent […]

Tiptoe Through the Tulips at Keukenhof Gardens Near Amsterdam

If you plan to visit Amsterdam during spring, escape the city and retreat to the beautiful Keukenhof Gardens. Here you can tiptoe through those Dutch tulips for which Holland is so very well known. This sprawling botanic garden is filled with every varietal of tulips you could imagine, and so much more. History of Holland Tulips There seems to be confusion […]

Holiday in Haarlem, Holland

Amsterdam has its charms (and vices), but if you’re looking for a European town with an old world feel, then take this as your cue to head to Haarlem in the Netherlands. Located between Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam, this city of 150,000 has a Golden Age atmosphere and feels like a village. Once a textile […]