The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London, United Kingdom

Visiting the Netherlands

Amsterdam is the most popular destination for foreign tourists. The museums, such as the Rijksmuseum and the Vincent van Gogh Museum, the ring of canals lined with elegant town houses, the atmosphere of freedom and creativity – many foreigners want to see these with their own eyes.


But the Netherlands is also famous for its flowers: the bulb fields of North and South Holland, with their daffodils, hyacinths and tulips, attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, particularly in April and May.

The Netherlands also has a long coastline, with many interesting towns and villages and areas of natural beauty. The beaches and dunes are ideal for many recreational activities such as cycling, walking, sailing and swimming. There are also excellent conditions for water sports further inland on lakes, rivers and canals.

To find out more about the Netherlands and plan tourist excursions before you visit, check out or download the Visit Holland App. Tourists in the Netherlands can also obtain information from one of the many tourist information (VVV) offices around the country.