21 February, 2019
From the canal rings of Amsterdam to the multi-colored flower fields of Keukenhof, the breezy beachfronts of The Hague to the gritty nightlife dives Rotterdam, the Netherlands is a nation brimming with surprises, culture, tradition, and art. Jaunts to the smoky coffeeshops of the Red Light District and the Rijksmuseum for glimpses of Rembrandts are musts. But what about cycling tours past the Kinderdijk windmills, student meetings in hip Groningen, and pastoral escapes to the farming villages of Limburg? Start planning your trip by seeking out cheap flights to Netherlands from Australia. There are plenty of options, with most deals involving a stopover along the way.
The gateway to the Netherlands and a bucket-list city for sure, Amsterdam has lively bar districts, the UNESCO-tagged Canal Ring, 16th-century houses, and cool Vondelpark.
See twirling windmills and water-logged farms in the open-air history museum of Zaanse-Schans – a window into the traditions of Dutch life.
Rembrandt's priceless Night Watch and other pieces by the Old Masters are on show in Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum.