10 Things to do for Honeymoon in The Netherlands That You Shouldn't Miss

May 22, 2022 Augustus Redeker

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1. Van Gogh Museum

Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam The Netherlands +31 20 570 5200 [email protected] https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en
Excellent
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Good
26%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 63,781 reviews

Van Gogh Museum

Discover the world's largest collection of works by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, featuring masterpieces such as Sunflowers, The Potato Eaters, Almond Blossom and The Bedroom. Book your tickets online. Please consult the museum website for current opening hours.

Reviewed By findlindatavares - Belfast, United Kingdom

you need to book online at least the day before but there are machines outside the museum so its easy to book. The actual museum is fantastic .... very easy to follow the audio tape around the different rooms...plenty of space just to chill and sit and admire the paintings... the history is fascinating and my 11 yr old granddaughter was so inspired she hasnt stopped painting since I loved my visit here and now want to go to New York to see the starry night painting..

2. The Jordaan

Amsterdam The Netherlands +31 20 770 8953 http://www.iamsterdam.com/nl/uit-in-amsterdam/ontdek-amsterdam/amsterdamse-buurten/centrum/jordaan
Excellent
62%
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32%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 11,726 reviews

The Jordaan

This charming neighborhood is Amsterdam's Greenwich Village, with its narrow alleys, leafy canals lined with 17th-century houses, quirky specialty shops, cafes and designer boutiques.

Reviewed By rickcardo - St. John's, Canada

Wander around and see all the quirky shops and the market.Then take a cruise on the canal se it all from a different perspective.So many unique buildings and odd decorations on homes.Safe too.

3. Zaanse Schans

Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam The Netherlands +31 75 681 0000 [email protected] http://www.dezaanseschans.nl/
Excellent
60%
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30%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 8,189 reviews

Zaanse Schans

This open air museum recreates a Dutch village with wooden houses and windmills dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Reviewed By irashafran - Winter Park, United States

Best day trip and real taste of Dutch life and a most beautiful and charming small town with windmills, small shops and great old hotel.... Setting gorgeous surrounded by picturesque waterways and homes with backdrop of a massive dam .... Ingrid lives there and showed us her beautiful home

4. Keukenhof

Stationsweg 166A, 2161 AM Lisse The Netherlands +31 252 465 555 [email protected] http://keukenhof.nl/
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 12,079 reviews

Keukenhof

Keukenhof is the independent, international showcase for the Dutch floricultural sector, with a special emphasis on flower bulbs. In the space of 8 weeks Keukenhof demonstrates what the Dutch floricultural sector has to offer. The focus in the park is on the 7 million spring flowering bulbs. 100 flower bulb companies display their products and 500 growers present an enormous variety of cut flowers and pot plants at more than 20 flower shows.

Reviewed By devnprt1 - Las Vegas, United States

Even though the tulips blooming season is very fickle due to the weather, lots of other type of flowers inside large building. Cafes are available for indoor and outdoor seating. You could spend a half day easily strolling through the large, 80 acres, of paths, ponds and indoor pavilions full of flowers and the famous tulip fields (when in bloom.) If you go, arrive in the morning before the crowds.

Plein 29, 2511 CS, The Hague The Netherlands +31 70 302 3456 [email protected] http://www.mauritshuis.nl
Excellent
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4.5 based on 4,908 reviews

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery

The Mauritshuis is home to the very best of Dutch Golden Age painting. The compact, yet world-renowned collection, is situated in the heart of The Hague, right next to the government centre. Masterpieces such as Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, The Goldfinch by Fabritius and The Bull by Potter are on permanent display in the intimate rooms of this seventeenth-century monument.

Reviewed By ViolettaM239 - The Hague, The Netherlands

Mauritshuis is a one of a kind well thought, conveniently arranged for all art lovers needs museum- four in one experience to the highest standards: exuberant historic building in the hart of the city, exquisite art collection, smart marketing model on all souvenir collection at the museum shop (hard to resist) and a stylish cafe to share impressions over a cup of coffee about Dutch Golden Age masterpieces. So far, Mauritshuis has offered the most enriching, 360 degree satisfaction experience from the first visit onward and by now I've been two or three times including the themed event. And want to come back for another great collection.

6. Graslei and Korenlei

Graslei en Korenleih, Ghent Belgium
Excellent
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4.5 based on 2,358 reviews

Graslei and Korenlei

Reviewed By N3899ACrolandb - Ferndown, United Kingdom

Just a short stroll from central St.Michaels Bridge along each side of the quay,the range of picturesque and architectural styles are most pleasing to the eye;take along with you a descriptive guidebook,( available from the Tourist Office),and you will find interesting details of the purpose and history of the various buildings (alternatively,take the half hour informative boat trip there- currently a modest €7!)

7. Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)

Grote Markt 22, 2011 RD Haarlem The Netherlands +31 23 553 2040 http://www.bavo.nl
Excellent
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37%
Satisfactory
7%
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4.5 based on 1,085 reviews

Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)

Reviewed By Buddy_from_Oz - Greater Adelaide, Australia

If you're in Haarlem, don't miss a visit to St Bavokerk. Stunning architecture, fascinating history and a visually impressive organ played by both Mozart and Handel - and, surprisingly, mentioned in Herman Melville's Moby Dick. This was also the local church of Corrie ten Boom who, with her family, secretly helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust. The ten Boom museum is a few minutes walk away.

8. Town Hall

Markt, Middelburg The Netherlands +31 118 674 300 http://www.visitmiddelburg.nl
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 253 reviews

Town Hall

Reviewed By 532nickd

To get an impression of the 16th century you definitely need to enter this wonderful restaured monument that really gives you the feeling of the past. Inside you will witness the great Dutch period at that time by the architectural structure, ornements and tapistry. It is worth visiting if you are looking for cultural heritage.

9. St. John's Cathedral

Parade Torenstraat 16, 5211 KK Den Bosch The Netherlands +31 900 1122334 [email protected] http://www.sint-jan.nl/
Excellent
57%
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38%
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4.5 based on 1,415 reviews

St. John's Cathedral

Reviewed By 329halinav - Pretoria, South Africa

One of two cathedrals in the world that has these statues on the arches, the only one where the statues look up. If you are lucky and they have the roof open in summer, do it. It is truly a sight to behold. The interior is richly decorated and the windows are breathtaking. The entrance from the market has a window that has a panel dedicated to WWII, enter and look back and up. The Maria chapel is still heavily used, with various saints along the walls. Have a look at the wood engravings all along the sides.

10. Nederlands Openluchtmuseum

Hoeferlaan 4, 6816 SG Arnhem The Netherlands +31 26 357 6111 http://www.openluchtmuseum.nl
Excellent
63%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 1,783 reviews

Nederlands Openluchtmuseum

The Netherlands Open Air Museum (Nederlands Openluchtmuseum) takes you back into the past of every day life of ordinairy Dutch people. The museum lies in a beautiful park on the outskirts of the vibrant city of Arnhem. There is so much to see. Meet the museum staff who appear to have stepped straight out of the past. Proud of their heritage they will inspire you with their stories. For young and old alike, a visit to the museum is an unforgettable experience. Feast your senses on stories, smells, flavours and images that will take you back to days gone by. Whatever your age, the living history will make a lasting impression, bringing back memories and astonishing you by turns. Immerse yourself in the past and get to know the Dutch people and their history.

Reviewed By AnnH980 - York, United Kingdom

We found this place quite by accident whilst looking for things to do in the area whilst on holiday and I can honestly say it was one of the highlights of our holiday. It is a living museum showing the history of Dutch farming, craftsmen and lots more besides. The majority of the buildings are original and have been relocated to this place from their original sites throughout he country, some of which were over 100years old. There was so much to see and do, lots of beautiful windmills and and there were signs in English explaining the history of everything. There was an ice rink as it was winter and a fairground with lots of little stalls selling things to eat and drink. A old style tram was available to go around the place if you didn't want to walk. An amazing place which we would definitely go back to.

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