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Tourism in the Netherlands A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ...

The Netherlands is a densely populated country with famous cities like Amsterdam. known for the Rijksmuseum (the national museum), canals, the castle and its cosy pubs. Other famous cities are The Hague with its elegant downtown and Delft and Utrecht - formerly rich trading cities. But the Netherlands also has to offer a great coastline along the North Sea, the IJsselmeer and the Veluwemeer - great resorts for sailing with picturesque little typical Dutch towns like Elburg or Harderwijk. The Netherlands is a great country for cycling, sailing or ice skating in winter. They have mainly flat landscapes with many canals, windmills, little villages, rivers like the Rhine or IJssel, Maas or Scheldt. Visitors should try some original Dutch pancakes, either with meat, famous Dutch cheese or with jam, and Dutch beer like "Grolsch" and "Heineken". Tulips grow around Lisse behind the dunes and Keukenhof is a well-known tourist attraction; in spring there are many beautiful tulips on display there. Prostitution, which has also made the Netherlands infamous, was legalized on October 1st, 2000. Municipality of Amsterdam Alternate meanings: See Amsterdam Amsterdam  listen is the capital of the Netherlands. ... The Rijksmuseum Rembrandt van Rijn: The Nightwatch 1642 Johannes Vermeer: Milkmaid 1658-1660 The Rijksmuseum is the national museum of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam. ... Arms of The Hague The Hague (with capital T; Dutch: Den Haag, or officially s-Gravenhage) is the administrative capital of the Netherlands, located in the west of the country, in the province South Holland of which it is also the capital. ... Delft is a city in South Holland, Netherlands, located halfway between Rotterdam and The Hague. ... Utrecht is a municipality and the capital city of the Dutch province of Utrecht. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... IJsselmeer seen from space The IJsselmeer (or Lake IJssel) is a shallow lake of some 1250 km² in the central Netherlands bordering the provinces of Flevoland, North Holland and Friesland, with an average depth of 5 to 6 m. ... Wooden sailing boat Sailing is motion across a body of water in a sailing ship, or smaller boat, powered by wind. ... Elburg is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands Categories: Netherlands geography stubs | Gelderland ... Harderwijk is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands. ... Cycling is a recreation, a sport, and a means of transport across land. ... Outdoor ice skating in Austria Ice skating is travelling on ice with skates, narrow (and sometimes parabolic) blade-like devices moulded into special boots (or, more primitively, without boots, tied to regular footwear). ... Categories: Water-transport stubs | Canals | Water transport ... Pitstone Windmill, believed to be the oldest windmill in the British Isles A windmill is an engine powered by the energy of wind. ... For the Second World War frigate class, see River class frigate The Murray River in Australia A waterfall on the Ova da Fedoz, Switzerland A river is a large natural waterway. ... The Rhine canyon (Ruinaulta) in Graubünden in Switzerland Length 1,320 km Elevation of the source Vorderrhein: approx. ... Satellite image of the IJssel basin River IJssel, sometimes called Gelderse IJssel (Gelderland IJssel) to avoid confusion with its Holland counterpart, is a 120 km long branch of the Rhine in the Dutch provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel. ... The Meuse(Maas) at Maastricht Length 925 km Elevation of the source 409 m Average discharge 230 m³/s Area watershed 36 000 km² Origin France Mouth Hollands Diep Basin countries France - Belgium - Netherlands The Meuse (Dutch Maas) is a large European river rising in France, flowing through Belgium and... The Scheldt in Antwerp Length 350 km Elevation of the source 95 m Average discharge 120 m³/s Area watershed 21860 km² Origin France Mouth Westerschelde Basin countries France, Belgium, Netherlands The Scheldt (Dutch: Schelde, French lEscaut) is a 350 km[1] (217 mile) long river that finds its... Two American-style pancakes A pancake is a batter cake fried in a pan or on a griddle with oil or butter. ... Meat is animal tissue (mainly muscle) used as food. ... Cheese is a solid food made from the curdled milk of various animals—most commonly cows but sometimes goats, sheep, reindeer, and water buffalo. ... For other meanings of the word jam, see Jam (disambiguation) Jam from berries Jam is a type of fruit preserve. ... Larger quantities of beer foam than shown atop this glass caused a stir in 1990s England when people received less than a pint (568 ml) of beer for the price of a pint. ... Heineken (or Heineken Brouwerijen) is a Dutch beer brewer, established in 1864 when Gerard Adriaan Heineken purchased a brewery in Amsterdam. ... Species See text Tulips are plants of the genus Tulipa, in the lily family, Liliaceae. ... Lisse (population: 22,061 in 2004) is a town in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. ... This article is about the sand formations, for other meanings see Dune (disambiguation) Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley National Park In physical geography, a dune is a hill of sand built by eolian (wind-related) processes. ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (examples: oral sex, sexual intercourse) for money. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Many tourists visit Madurodam, a miniature city in The Hague, which reflects what the Netherlands look like. Picture: Madurodam, Holland in miniature Madurodam is a miniature city in The Hague, Netherlands, that is a model of a Dutch town on a 1:25 scale, composed by buildings that are found in various places of the country. ... Arms of The Hague The Hague (with capital T; Dutch: Den Haag, or officially s-Gravenhage) is the administrative capital of the Netherlands, located in the west of the country, in the province South Holland of which it is also the capital. ...

Popular souvenirs from the Netherlands are delftware and clogs (wooden shoes). Delft pottery design on a BA Boeing 767 Delft pottery is typically the blue and white pottery generally made in the Netherlands around the town of Delft. ... Plain willow-wood clogs, in use every day A clog is a type of shoe or sandal with a rigid, often wooden, sole. ...

External links

  • National Board of Tourism (http://www.holland.com)
  • The Netherlands (http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/netherlands/index.htm) at Lonely Planet
  • The Netherlands (http://www.world66.com/europe/netherlands/) at World66

  Results from FactBites:
Netherlands by net - NL Directory, Overview (588 words)
The Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815.
The country was a founding member of NATO and the EC (now the EU), and participated in the introduction of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) in 1999.
The Netherlands, along with 11 of its EU partners, began circulating the euro currency on 1 January 2002.
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