The Netherlands is a country in northwestern Europe renowned for its flat landscape of canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycle paths. Amsterdam, the capital, is home to the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the house in which Anne Frank lived clandestinely and wrote her diary during World War II. The mansions along the canals and the many works of artists such as Rembrandt and Vermeer are remnants of the city’s “golden age” in the 1600s. We’ll find out which favorable destinations to visit in the Netherlands!
The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, more commonly abbreviated as Rijksmuseum, is a Dutch national museum, located in the capital Amsterdam and devoted to the fine arts, crafts and history of the country. One of his paintings called Nachtwach is an extraordinary work. This is due to the sale value of the work which is higher than the Dutch financial assets.
The canals of Amsterdam
Amsterdam’s canals stretch for a total of more than one hundred kilometers, with some 1,500 bridges crossing them, connecting around 90 islands. The four main canals are the Herengracht, the Prinsengracht, and the Keizersgracht and the Monkey. Amsterdam has a lot of canals. This country is said to be located below sea level. All of Amsterdam’s canals can be up to 100 kilometers long, with the number of bridges reaching 1500. The location of the bridge and its surroundings are widely used as objects of photography by photographers.
The Vondelpark is a Dutch public garden located in Amsterdam, in the southern district. Built in 1864 with a stage in the middle called the Open Lucht Theater. Numerous opera and music performances are presented on this stage. This 47 hectare park, besides having a stage, also has other facilities in the form of a playground and a restaurant. Initially, the park was called Nieuwe Park, which was later renamed Vondelpark. Here too we can see that there are rose gardens and statues, one of which is the work of a famous artist called Pablo Picaso.
The De Gooyer Mill
The De Gooyer mill is the name of a gallery mill located in Amsterdam between the Sarphatistraat and the Singelgracht on the Funen quay. The wingspan of the mill is 26.6 m. This wheel is the tallest in the Netherlands and is made of wood. De Gooyer is very popular and exists between Funenkade and Zeeburgerstraat.
De Gooyer is also a national monument, built since the 16th century and did not have the name De Gooyer, but The Funen Molen / Le moulin de Funen, then the name was changed to De Gooyer by the city government. Unfortunately, De Gooyer is not open to the public. So for tourists and visitors, one can only look at the beauty of the wheel from the outside. There are still plenty of interesting destinations in the Netherlands!