Most Beautiful Town in Netherlands

Between the canals and medieval architecture, I consider the Netherlands to be one of the prettiest countries in the world. Although it’s a small country, it is still home to the most charming Dutch cities and towns that are often overlooked.

1. Amsterdam

The capital of Netherlands. Full of colorful homes, canals & bridges, it is one of Europe’s most picturesque capitals.



2. Leiden

Famous for its university which happens to be the oldest of the country since 1575. Its canals are lined by gorgeous 17th century buildings and it’s actually the birthplace of Rembrandt. As well as its picturesque canals and historic museums which seem to be a major draw!



3. Haarlem

Impressive with history & dating back to pre-medieval times. After the fall of Antwerp, many artists and craftsmen migrated to Haarlem, which is why today the city has a rich art heritage.



4. Utrecht

A gem of Nertherlands. Forth largest city in Holland and the religious center of the country since the 18th century. Getting around is easy and enjoyable by renting a bike.




The idyllic village of Giethoorn has no roads, and the only access is by water over the many beautiful canals or on foot over its wooden arch bridges. The waterways are lined by the most quaint, gorgeous cottages and the village comes alive in any season.


6. Delft

A small picturesque town, known for its historic town centre.  Better spend your evening in Delft where locals fill the lamplit canals – idyllic for romantic strolls!



7. Roermond

A pretty Dutch city with a labyrinth of lakes, canals, and rivers. Explore by sailboat or canoe, immerse yourself in the historic cathedrals, and shop at their famous Designer Outlet Centre. Therefore, it is  kind of like Disneyland for adult shopaholics.



8. The Hague

The Hague is the residence of the Queen, the seat of the Dutch government and the “judicial capital of the world”, as known in the political groups. Its architecture combines buildings from medieval times with modern constructions and is definitely worth observing.



9. Groningen

Groningen is known throughout The Netherlands for its 50 000 students. Rich of  history life and culture. As in almost all Holland cities, visiting can be elegantly achieved by walking or renting a bike.



10. Maastricht

Maastricht is a town rich in history and culture, distinguished by its medieval architecture and lively culture scene.


Netherlands - Maastricht centre

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4 Responses to Most Beautiful Town in Netherlands

  1. Susan says:

    Your photos have made me really want a trip to the Netherlands! What beauty!


  2. mainealve says:

    Amazing photos!


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