Amsterdam was once a small fishing village but now it is a hugely popular thriving city. For old baroque style you can visit the Royal Palace or one of the many buildings offering different architectural styles. With 8 windmills and 150 canals you can soak up the traditions and cultures of by gone Amsterdam. Have a wander around the Eastern Harbour neighbourhood to see many architectural landmarks. Visit the Bloumenmarkt for the largest array of floral beauties and buy a bouquet of traditional tulips or go to the Botanical Garden to be amazed by rare plants. The choices here are endless.
First things first, head up to the top of the Euromast: an observation tower presenting the city from 315 feet in the skyline. From here you can see the Erasmus Bridge which gleams over the placid waters of the Maas River. Take your time admiring the view before heading down to ground level to explore the streets of the ‘Dam’. Wind down streets littered with monuments like City Hall where statues adorn the main hall and a bell tower can often be heard ringing its hourly chime. Visit Paradijskerk church for its beautiful baroque carvings or for something more modern Kunsthal is a must!
Lying on the North Sea, The Hague is home to 18th century baroque and classicist mansions as well as 11km of coastline where you can walk down Schveningen Pier. Visit Plein to admire the historic government buildings while drinking a coffee and sampling traditional snacks and see if you can spot a politician or two. For something more contemporary you can go and gasp in awe at the classic cars in the Louwman Museum or works of Escher in Het Palais dedicated to the artist. To unwind dine at the Westbroekpark restaurant overlooking 20,000 different varieties of roses.