Netherlands: Sign of Prosperity

By: Vivek Kuriyal

... Netherlands is the best suitable to mention. This ‘big’ small monarchy in the Northwest of Europe has much more than windmills, cheese, tulips and wooden shoes. Netherlands lies between North Sea, Belgium and Germany. The golden period of this country was during 17th century when Dutch Empire vastly expanded to New York, parts of India, forts along the African coast and some Indonesian colonies.

During its overseas expansion and industrial revolution in 19th century, some notable architecture became a part of the Netherlands’ cities. Amsterdam and Leiden possess some big baroque mansions of 17th century which belonged to rich merchants of the city—they were commanders of Dutch fleet.

It is interesting to see how they stashed away different small and precious things in their mansions.

Painters and paintings have been the most famous assets of Netherlands. Dutch feel proud of their bunch of world famous painters like Rembrandt, van Gogh, Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer and their exclusive paintings. Besides the glorious 17th century history, it features many other interesting things. First of all, the relaxed, open and international atmosphere invigorates the tourists to spend more time here. Some excellent museums and great historical monuments are there in different cities.

Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Maastricht are some of the most visited cities in Netherlands. Rotterdam is worlds largest seaport. Destinations like Den Bosch ('s Hertogenbosch) and Arnhem and Zwolle, too, have a lot for you to see. And if love cyclingPsychology Articles, it may prove to be a exciting opportunity to explore the country on bicycle—Netherlands is Flat and adequately sized. Hotels in Netherlands are quite well equipped to ad to your pleasure of stay.

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