Things to do in Netherlands #photosabroad

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29th Jan 2019
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Netherlands feels like home. I thought I was the only one to feel this connection to this place but I have heard so many people experience the country in a similar way. 

Day 1: Amsterdam

Day 1

Amsterdam is known for it's party scene but it's also a winner when it comes to exploring on foot.

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Quintessential Holland moment: `Cycles and canals

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A glimpse of good times never hurt anyone

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Day 2: Delft- A day trip to this town that seems to have been carefully and beautifully put together

Day 2

Delft opens to a square with this larger-than-life Church standing tall.

Photo of Delft, Netherlands by Shubham Shukla

I walked around the time on a Church night. Each hour, the Church in the town ring bells.

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Church night Delft

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Day 3: The Hague- From once being the capital of Holland to now, the seat of Dutch government- Hague has interesting museums, beach and a down-town worth exploring.

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Day 3

Walk to Hague Central

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A mall that also serves as a walk-through

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One of the most fascinating things about travel to Europe during summers for an Indian is the sun set close to midnight. Scheveningen Beach at 11 pm. There are cafe, restaurants and windy beach- perfect for a summer day.

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Connecting with an Art form in a new country is like connecting to it's people. I was lucky to catch a performance and dance to the tunes of a local band in a street festival

Photo of The Hague, Netherlands by Shubham Shukla
Photo of The Hague, Netherlands by Shubham Shukla

The Hague was a pleasant experience. I won't say it was the highlight of my trip but it makes for a good filler.

Photo of The Hague, Netherlands by Shubham Shukla

Day 4: Rotterdam: The city was completely reconstructed following the WWII. The city is bold with modern architecture and a port that can be worth exploring. I am not a big fan of concrete havens and so I decided to take a short walk, have lunch and get back to the hotel and rest.

Day 4

Cube House- Rotterdam

Photo of Rotterdam, Netherlands by Shubham Shukla
Day 5

Day 5: Leiden and Haarlem: By now, it must be evident that on my holidays, I walk around the place and chance upon the to-do things of a town. Leiden was warm and pretty while Haarlem was quiet. These places had very different energies and experiences.

Outside the Brucht Van Leiden- Castle of Leiden

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Brucht Van Leiden-There are cafe's right outside the castle that make for a perfect evening.

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Brucht Van Leiden

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Haarlem: Worth a day trip. Beautiful walk and calm NL vibe. It's not petite like Delft but offers long walks of exploration.

Walk into the unknown and I bump into this beauty...

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Postcard picture sight

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Worth an afternoon with your favourite book and a view like this...

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Day 6: Zaandam: A full day of walking past the windmills, beautiful houses and an evening shopping at Primark, right outside the station.

Day 6

A day of moments like these...

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Through the greens, peeks a house

Photo of Zaandam, Netherlands by Shubham Shukla

Glimpse of old NL

Photo of Zaandam, Netherlands by Shubham Shukla

What a wonderful world...

Photo of Zaandam, Netherlands by Shubham Shukla

This is a 6 day trip. I did 15 days of getting lost. If you are all about making the city feel like your home, you could explore Utrecht, Amstelveen et al. I know there is a lot more to be seen in NL and I also know, I will be back for more explorations to tell newer tales.

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