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Leisure in the Netherlands

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If there is one thing the Dutch love, it is their free time. The Dutch love to spend time with their family and friends. What do they do in their free time? The Netherlands has a lot to offer when it comes to leisure.

Nature

Even though the Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, there is always a little bit of nature you can explore. Its location next to the sea makes taking a walk on the beach very easy. And if the cool breeze of the sea is not your thing, make sure you visit one of the many forests to escape from busy city life.

Arts

The Netherlands is world-renowned for its number of art and historical museums, along with its impressive collection of fine art. Visit works of Rembrandt, Van Gogh or Vermeer in one of the many museums in the country.

Sports

The Dutch love their sports. They enjoy actively doing it themselves as much as watching a game on TV. Think of a sport and there is probably a club in your neighbourhood that trains regularly. And the good thing is, you are always welcome to take a look at one of these sports clubs and see if it is something for you.

Architecture

The Netherlands has a lot of must-sees when it comes to architecture. Dutch architecture became prominent during the 17th century, when the Dutch empire was at the height of its power. 3 centuries later, Dutch architects were at forefront of modernism. Up until now, Dutch architects like Rem Koolhaas are contributing to cityscapes throughout the world. And many of these beautiful old and newer buildings can be visited during your day off.

Parks and recreation

There is a number of amusement parks in the Netherlands. The most famous of those is the Efteling, which is based on the Grimms’ fairy tales. There are various theme parks for young children, but older children can also have great fun with roller coasters, playgrounds, merry-go-rounds and water parks.

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