Dreaming of a honeymoon far away in the lap of nature surrounded by historical mystique? If yes, Go Dutch! No, not in the commonly known literal sense, but in an intimately romantic way. Indeed, we are talking of Holland.
Known for being a favoured honeymoon destination in Europe, Holland offers honeymooners a whirlwind adventure around the country.
Amsterdam, the world-famous 17th century capital of Holland, sees a huge tourist influx throughout the year.
Top Places to visit:
1 Keukenhof: Step into the land of tulips and flowers
Hand in hand with your spouse, step inside the most beautiful spring garden in the world – Keukenhof – that marked its 70th anniversary in 2019. Also known as the Garden of Europe, Keukenhof is the largest and most beautiful spring garden in the world, casting a magical spell on its visitors. Your love will grow more after witnessing the beauty and essence of gorgeous Dutch tulips among other flowers that grow in abundance there. Approximately seven million flower bulbs are planted annually in the garden.
2 The windmills and the beauty of Zaanse Schans
When exploring Holland, seeing a windmill up-close is a must! Holland was once home to thousands of windmills, some of which exist even today and are open to visitors. A number of them have also been converted into shops, museums and restaurants, making them a must-visit in Holland. What could be better than getting an authentic impression of life in Holland in the 17th and 18th centuries? Zaanse Schans gives you a glimpse of authentic houses, a tinware factory, a cheese and dairy factory, and other crafts that date back to the time.
3 Romantic canal cruises in Amsterdam
Canal cruises of Amsterdam are the best way to explore the city! Take a guided tour with your spouse by your side, as you witness unparalleled views of centuries-old architecture, canal houses and historical monuments. Romantic candlelight cruises, cheese and wine tours, and several tours held during the Amsterdam Light Festival in winter are perfect for couples. The Amsterdam Canal District is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
4 The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum that illustrates the art and history of Holland right from the Middle Ages to present times. World-famous highlights from the Dutch Golden Age, including Rembrandt van Rijn’s “Night Watch” and Johannes Vermeer’s “The Milkmaid”, can be admired at The Rijksmuseum.
5 A’DAM Lookout
Want to add adventure to your honeymoon? Holland has a bagful of things for you. Visit A’DAM Lookout for best views of Amsterdam, the most populous city in the Kingdom of The Netherlands. Lookout is a place where couples can enjoy unequalled panoramic views of the city, a great meal, and an interactive exhibition, or can take a ride on Europe’s highest swing—Over the Edge.
6 Van Gogh Museum
Vincent van Gogh was a nineteenth-century Dutch Post-Impressionist painter. His work had a huge impact on twentieth-century art. He was little appreciated in his lifetime, selling just a single piece of work. Today, the Van Gogh museum draws some 1.5 million visitors each year. Nowhere but here will you be able to find so many of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings. The collection boasts over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and 750 written documents. Together, they give visitors an insight into his life and work.
7. Romantic dining in Amsterdam
Calm your hunger pangs in true Amsterdam style! Winter in Amsterdam is the season for romance, with the intimacy of the city-centre and its lovely canals, shopping streets that are ornate with decorative lights and beautiful windows, and countless pubs and restaurants that are teeming with people.