Check these Cities near Amsterdam, which are just as beautiful
Amsterdam is famous for its canals and gabled houses. But there are several cities near Amsterdam with the same attractions. They are just as beautiful, but much less crowded.
Amsterdam is a relatively young city. It was originally a marshy and wet area. From the 10th century onward, the land was being reclaimed from the water by digging canals.
There are many cities in the Netherlands that have these same canals. Many of them are older than Amsterdam but at least just as charming.
In the history of the Netherlands, Delft plays an important role.
Here is where Prince Willem of Orange lived and died. But there is a lot more history to be found.
Come and experience Dutch history in the charming city of Delft in the Netherlands
When you walk through the streets of Leiden you can easily imagine how Rembrandt got inspiration for his paintings. Leiden has a interesting history dating back to Roman times.
Visit the Burcht of Leiden (a defensive keep) on the hilltop in the center of the city.
Read more about the city of Leiden in The Netherlands
Rotterdam has one of the largest harbors of the world.
Which is amazing, if you consider that the city was bombed to pieces in WWII.
But the people from Rotterdam built the city back up, to become the great modern city it is today.
Read more about the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands
To the North of Amsterdam lies the city of Alkmaar. Here is where most tourists go to see the famous cheese market.
But Alkmaar has more to offer. Like a cosy city center with canals and nice buildings, just like Amsterdam. But here, you can take a canoe to enjoy them.
Read more about the city of Alkmaar in The Netherlands.
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