Things to do during your visit to The Netherlands

Step off the P&O Ferry from Hull to Rotterdam and admire the beauty of The Netherlands.

Take time to admire the unique architecture the country has to offer, as well as visiting some of the vibrant attractions.

Check out our top 10 places to see and do, whether you’re visiting The Netherlands for a weekend or a few weeks.

Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum offers a rare opportunity to see some of the artist’s most famous masterpieces, such as Vincent Van Gogh’s self-portrait and ‘Sunflowers’. Other artworks by international artists are also on display.


Also known as the Garden of Europe, Keukenhof is the world’s second largest flower garden and is a popular attraction with both locals and tourists. The garden is located in the town of Lisse.

Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank House is one of the most prestigious attractions in Amsterdam, where the Frank family hid from capture during World War II. The house attracts millions of visitors annually and looks out across the canal.

The Heineken Experience

Take a tour of the Heineken brewery and sample one of the country’s most loved beverages. As you walk through, you’ll discover how the beer is made and perfected over a hundred years. Don’t forget to pick up your sample!

Royal Palace of Amsterdam

The Royal Palace of Amsterdam is a well-known landmark in the capital, located on the west side of Dam Square. The palace was built in the 19th century and is one of three royal residences for the country’s monarchs.

Science Center NEMO

Fun for all the family is the Science Center NEMO, offering five floors of exciting science exhibitions and interactive activities. The museum is a popular attraction, located at the Oosterdok in Amsterdam.

Dom Tower of Utrecht

The Dom Tower of Utrecht is the tallest church tower in the country, built between 1321 and 1382. The building offers many interesting historical stories and situated where the city of Utrecht was first established 2,000 years ago.

Museum of Bags and Purses

Fashion fans will enjoy the Museum of Bags and Purses, boasting an extensive collection of handbags, purses and suitcases dating as far back as the 16th century.

Bike rides in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is well-known for its bikes along the streets and canal. Rent a bike to see the city and enjoy the views it has to offer. The city has many places to park bikes and 400 kilometres of bicycle paths.

Madame Tussauds

Meet some of today’s celebrities and historical figures recreated in wax at Madame Tussauds, Amsterdam. The museum is a short distance away from the central train station and offers a great day out for the whole family.

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