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Flights from Netherlands

The people of Netherlands are tall. In fact, at an average height of 184 centimetres for men and 170 for women, the Dutch are reportedly the tallest people in the world. Compensating this statistic is the height of the country’s landscape, because roughly half of its total area is less than a metre higher than sea level. That is also how Netherlands got its name, which is literally Dutch for ‘Low Country’.

While the Netherlands might not be as mountainous as some of its neighbours, it is not short of natural beauty. At a confluence of three key rivers, the Netherlands is abundant in beautiful lakes and waterways. If your holiday in Netherlands is coming to an end, make sure you’ve seen these places before moving on:

Amsterdam

Amsterdam draws the crowds because it has the mindset of a present day city wrapped in an air of 17th century antiquity. The country has a high museum density, with some of the more famous ones being the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House and Hermitage Amsterdam. You can also explore Amsterdam by going on a soothing, eco-friendly canal tour.

Rotterdam

Arguably Netherlands’ most innovative city, Rotterdam will leave you feeling inspired with its unique architecture. The city also offers a remarkable shopping and a wide range of food, which you can experience in places such as Lijnbaan, Beursplein and Meent.

Maastricht

For those in search of local arts and culture, Maastricht is the city for you. As one of Netherland’s most historic locales, you can see a bit of Dutch culture in every district’s houses and churches. There are also excellent restaurants and vineyards near the borders of the city, such as Wijngaard De Apostelhoeve, Wijngoed Thorn and Hoeve Nekum, which are open for tours and wine tasting experiences. Upon leaving Netherlands, the following destinations may be to your liking:

Belgium

Belgium borders Netherlands and is a very short flight away. Comparable in size to Netherlands, it is an activity-packed country that is easy to get around. Attractions in Belgium include the bustling nightlife in Antwerp, the clean and car-free city centre of Bruges, and the invigorating hot springs in Spa that have helped visitors recuperate since the 1300s.

Germany

Germany also directly borders Netherlands and is great for appreciating technology and the arts. See the Neuschwanstein Castle which tells a story of romance and tragedy, the 200+ years old Brandenburg Gate which signifies the reunification of Germany, and the Berlin Wall which stands as a remembrance of the Cold War.

Norway

Fly north and you’ll reach Norway in no more than 2 hours. Visit the Viking Ship museum, where you can learn more about Norway’s beginnings and Viking history through astonishing ship and tomb displays. Then, travel to the outskirts, where you’ll find nature in its raw grandeur, from outstanding fjords to seemingly infinite Arctic Tundra.

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