Netherlands

In the Netherlands, and innovation intertwine: artistic masterpieces, centuries-old windmills, tulip fields and romantic candlelit cafés coexist with visionary architecture, cutting-edge design and phenomenal nightlife.

In the Netherlands, and innovation intertwine: artistic masterpieces, centuries-old windmills, tulip fields and romantic candlelit cafés coexist with visionary architecture, cutting-edge design and phenomenal nightlife. In a country home to celebrated Dutch Masters like Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh and Piet Mondrian, the art legacy is incredible. World-renowned art museums in Amsterdam, Den Haag, Rotterdam, Haarlem and Leiden drip with iconic masterpieces, alongside a respectable portfolio of contemporary works. With a buzzing café culture, tranquil canals and beautiful rainbow fields of crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths and tulips that burst into flower each year, the Netherlands will be sure to draw you back over and over again.

When to Go

Much like other coastal countries in north-western Europe, the Netherlands experiences warm summers and cool winters, punctuated by spontaneous rainfall. The best time to visit if you'd like to see the country's tulips in bloom, is in spring from March to May. A visit in autumn is also recommended, with a decrease in the typical tourist crowds, temperature weather and a variety of festivals and local events to explore.