6-day trip to the Netherlands
Visiting Amsterdam, Bolsward, Enkhuizen, Monnikendam, Hoorn, Volendam, Marken, The Hague (Den Haag), Sheveningen, Delft, Kinderdijk.
Amsterdam: Rijskmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House
Amsterdam, the “Venice of the North”, is fascinating for the widespread use of bicycles and for the large number of boats, moored in the canals, which have been transformed into permanent houses. Particularly interesting are the Rijskmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House.
Amsterdam, surroundings: Afsluitdijk causeway, sea of Ijssel (or Zuiderzee), many villages: Bolsward, Enkhuizen, Monnikendam, Hoorn, Volendam and Marken
It was very interesting the visit to the famous Afsluitdijk causeway. It is 29 kilometers long. It dams the sea of Ijssel (Ijsselmeer), known with the name of “ Zuiderzee “. We drove the road along the IJssel sea.
We met and visited many picturesque villages such as: Bolsward, Enkhuizen, Monnikendam, Hoorn, Volendam, Marken.
The Hague (Den Haag): Sheveningen beach, Binnenhof, Mauritshuis, Grote church, Delft and Kinderdijk (old windmills)
When we reached the outskirts of The Hague (Den Haag), on the shores of the North Sea, we stopped to admire the beautiful beach of Sheveningen. It is the largest, the most famous and elegant seaside resort of the Netherlands.
In The Hague we visited the ancient palace of the government (Binnenhof) and the nearby Mauritshuis, a beautiful building which faces the lake Vijver and hosts the Royal Cabinet of Paintings. Then, we visited the beautiful Grote church.
Delft is famous worldwide for the manufacture of Blue pottery. It is very characteristic with its canals and ancient and beautiful palaces.
Before leaving the Netherlands, we arrived to Kinderdijk and visited, with a boat ride, a series of windmills. They are located on the banks of the canals and date back to historical periods; the oldest one dates back to 1740.