In the heart of Europe, The Netherlands is where innovation meets tradition. Teeming with beauty and charm, the cobbled cities play host to romantic candlelit cafés and networks of flower-lined canals, while the scenic landscapes are dotted with centuries-old windmills that reside in vibrant tulip fields. There a very few cities that can lay claim to as many remarkable museums as Amsterdam; its Museum District houses works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and modern art at the Stedelijk, making it a must-visit destination for art and architecture aficionados.
All this gives a clue of what the Netherlands are about. Its people are dynamic, innovative and liberal. Evidence of this is everywhere, from their laid-back attitude to drugs and sexuality, to their visionary architecture, and phenomenal nightlife. This is a truly beautiful country for getting lost with your loved one in a storybook of canals, fields and centuries-old streets.