Explore the wonders of the Netherlands by car
May 31, 2016 at 10:53 AM
Travel through the Netherlands in the summertime to explore the wonderful cities this little treasure of a country has to offer.
Amsterdam, located in the northern part of the Netherlands, is a tourist attraction itself. Canals run through the city and in the summertime are great for going on canal bike rides where you can go sightseeing. The old well-kept mansions built for Dutch merchants and bankers stand magnificently along the canal banks. Their distinct triangular facades make them a unique and unforgettable sight.
Apart from the cityscape, Amsterdam has lots interesting museums to visit. A feature of those is definitely the Van Gogh Museum which has the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings (200 paintings) in the world. Apart from that, there is also the Anne Frank Museum where you will be able to "re-live" her diary.
Once you're done looking at the different interests you are able to find around Amsterdam, it is quite the time for you to move onto to the next city and experience the land of the Netherlands as a whole.
Only two hours away from Amsterdam Assen is located. Assen is the capital of Drenthe where the Tourist Trophy motorbike racing championships are held at the end of every June. The TT (Tourist Trophy) motorbike racing championship is part of the Moto GP World Championship and is held at The Circuit van Drenthe, also known as the ‘Cathedral’ of motorcycling.
After Assen, you can head south along the A28 and A50 for another 1½ hours, to Gelderland's capitol, Arnhem. There you may go after the Eusebiuskerk Tower. A glass lift will take you for a ‘birds eye’ tourist’s view of the Rhine Valley. While at Arnhem, don't forget to visit Burgers’ Zoo in order to see rare animals from all over the world. You'll be able to stand on a coral beach and look at an undersea world through glass. Obviously, the environment for each of the animals has been re-created so that there is a rocky cactus desert, as well as an oasis and a tropical jungle and safari park. If it happens that you ever go to Arnhem, don't waste your chance and visit this zoo.
Next destination is the medieval city of Maastricht. Taking the A73 road, It will take you 1hour 50m, in order to get there from Arnhem. Maastricht is the capital of Limburg which is home to Helpoort (also known as Kazematten or Hells Gate). Should you visit Maastricht you will be able to use environment-friendly solar powered ‘bus trains’ so that you can view the city's amazing sites to all of its glory. You don't have to worry if you will be able to understand the tourist guide as the commentary is done in both English and Dutch.
Last but not least Rotterdam. Rotterdam is almost a 2 hours drive away from Maastricht using the A2 road. Located in the southern part of the Netherlands, the main beauty of this city is its ports. Rotterdam is one of the biggest ports in the world having 30,000 vessels dock every year. Should you visit Rotterdam make sure you visit Kinderdijk's Windmills and have boat tours.
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