The Netherlands is a truly beautiful place. You will immediately fall in love with the churning windmills dotted all over the beautiful countryside and the picturesque little cities whose locals are friendly and welcoming. Here are 10 pictures of Netherlands by the talented Tommy Ferraz that will make you want to book a flight and visit now.
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1. The Windmills
Probably the most iconic symbol the the Dutch landscape. Getting to see these amazing machines up close and learning about their important use and history in the country is a great experience.
2. The Cycling
There are more bicycles than people in several of the cities across the Netherlands. Cycling is one of the best ways to explore a new country and immerse yourself in the culture. In terms of urban and rural cycling, the Dutch know how to do it right so you can rest assured your experience will be amazing.
3. The Canals
Before there were bikes, there were boats. The intricate waterways that run throughout the country allowed for the trading of goods throughout the country's rich history. Today most of these canals are in perfect working order and make for another great method of exploring the country. Hop on a canal cruise and mozzy on down the 100 kilometres of canals Netherlands has to offer.
4. The Beaches
During the warmer months of the year you can find the Dutch enjoying the coastal districts of Scheveningen and Kijkduin. These seaside resorts feature some great beaches that are a must, especially during the Dutch summertime. Enjoy the golden sands and the excellent fish from the traditional local fish vendors.
5. The History
The Dutch aren't only known as the biggest beer exporters in the world... The country has a rich and interesting history. Visiting the many historical landmarks is a great way to spend the day and further your appreciation of this amazing country.
6. The Lighthouses
The rugged coastline of the country is absolutely stunning. Finding a picturesque lighthouse is a great way to enjoy the coast and it makes for some great photos!
7. The Cafe Culture
The Netherlands has a world-famous cafe culture and serves up an excellent cup of coffee. Whether your sipping your brew canal-side in the city or with the crashing waves on the beach it's a great way to pause and enjoy the amazing atmosphere.
8. The Charming Towns
The towns and villages all around the country seem to have this undeniable glamour to them. Whether it's the windmills, the canals, or the great people and culture, there is something about each place you visit that will make you fall in love with the country all over again.
9. The Nightlife
The streets are pleasantly buzzing at night especially in the busier cities like Amsterdam. The Dutch venues offer up a great variety of music and entertainment to suit any taste.
10. The Sunsets
The way the beautiful Dutch landscapes glow during golden hour will blow your mind! It is such a fantastic way to enjoy a cold beer in the summer, a hot cup of coffee in the winter, or a magical walk during autumn or spring.