The Netherlands is full of historic places and sites. People usually say that walking in the Netherlands is like walking into one big air museum. There is a number of things to see and visit in the Netherlands so one should plan his trip accordingly.
Historic Places the Netherlands
Amsterdam is almost 1000 years old city so it is full of historical places. The local historic places and sites add to the beauty of the Netherlands.
The Netherlands is known as a land of wonderful canals. The Netherlands is said to be rich in culture and history. Some of the famous historic places are as follows:
Anne Frank’s house has its own history and a perfect historic place to visit while in the Netherlands.
During the second world war German Jewish teenager and Holocaust victim, Anne Frank and her family hide from Nazis here.
Anne Frank’s house has now become a museum and it has a moving bookcase. this museum also has original letters, objects, and photos belonging to the Frank family. The original diary of Anne franks is also displayed here.
Homomonument is located at the center of Amsterdam and it is made in the memory of all gays and lesbians who are been harassed because of their homosexuality.
It is made up of three pink large triangles made up of granite and set into the ground to make a big triangle.
It is a first-ever monument which was made for gays and lesbians who were killed by the Nazis.
Nieuwmarkt is like a square-shaped located in the center of Amsterdam.
The highlighted point of Nieuwmarkt is a building known as waag. In 1614, this square was created around the waag when canals were filled and used as a marketplace.
Nieuwmarkt is now an on the Amsterdam metro system.
The Royal Palace of Amsterdam
In 1648, The Royal Palace of Amsterdam was designed by architect Jacob van Campen which serves as Amsterdam city hall.
Initially, it was considered the largest secular building in Europe.
The Royal Palace in Amsterdam is one of that palace which was there at the disposal time of monarch. This palace has decorated interiors, including the expansive Citizens’ Hall, many sculptures, and paintings.
There is a free audio tour available for the visitors of this historic place.
Arnhem Bridge is a symbol of the bravery of airborne soldiers and used as a site for battle during the second world war.
There’s nothing much to see at Arnhem bridge but there are memorials and museums nearby.
Arnhem Bridge is a symbol to remember the battle which took place there.
Dam square is a town square located in Amsterdam.it is one of the most well-known and important locations in the city which have notable buildings and frequent events.
There are various attractions in the Dam square that turn it into a tourist zone.
Museum Van Loon
Museum Van Loon is located at the canalside in Amsterdam. The family Van Loon lived in this house from the 19th century that’s why it is named as Museum Van Loon.
Four sculptures are been designed on the top of the house representing Ceres, Mars, Minerva, and Vulcan.
Tour guides are also available at Museum Van Loon and booking is done in advance. Visitors are surprised to see its kitchen, receptions rooms and a large garden.
The Westertoren tower located in Amsterdam. The hall of the tower consists of three floors. The first part of the floor is made up of sandstone and the other two is made up of wood covered with lead. The tower is owned by the district of the city.
There are a lot more Historic places in The Netherlands. These mentioned above just a few that you must include in your travel list.