Vondelpark

The lush urban idyll of the Vondelpark is one of Amsterdam’s most magical places – sprawling, English-style gardens, with ponds, lawns, footbridges and winding footpaths. On a sunny day, an

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Begijnhof

This enclosed former convent dates from the early 14th century. It’s a surreal oasis of peace, with tiny houses and postage-stamp gardens around a well-kept courtyard. The Beguines were a

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Nieuwe Kerk

Construction on Delft’s Nieuwe Kerk began in 1381; it was finally completed in 1655. Amazing views extend from the 108.75m-high tower: after climbing its 376 narrow, spiralling steps you can

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Oude Kerk

The Gothic Oude Kerk, founded in 1246, is a surreal sight: its 75m-high tower leans nearly 2m from the vertical due to subsidence caused by its canal location, hence its

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Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

This museum has a world-class collection of Greek, Roman and Egyptian artefacts, the pride of which is the extraordinary Temple of Taffeh, a gift from former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat

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Vermeer Centrum Delft

As the place where Vermeer was born, lived, and worked, Delft is ‘Vermeer Central’ to many art-history and old-masters enthusiasts. Along with viewing life-sized images of Vermeer’s oeuvre, you can

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Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde

Cultural achievements by civilisations worldwide are on show at the Museum Volkenkunde. More than 200,000 artefacts span China, South America and Africa, much like Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum. There’s a rich Indonesian

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Grote Kerk van St Bavo

Topped by a towering 50m-high steeple, the Gothic Grote Kerk van St Bavo cathedral contains some fine Renaissance artworks, but the star attraction is its stunning Müller organ – one

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Bonnefantenmuseum

Maastricht’s star museum, in the Ceramique district east of the Maas, is easily recognizable by its rocket-shaped tower. Designed by the Italian Aldo Rossi, the distinctive E-shaped structure displays early

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Planning For A Walking Tour In Amsterdam

Amsterdam is an ideal place to explore on foot due to its flat, compact, and lively streets. Of course, you could download the Amsterdam Map and Walk app—but why go

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