Holland's Hidden Gems

Ofcourse you want to visit all the highlights, and wander the canals, but there is really no need to feel you haven't done Amsterdam when doing the lesser known gems!

And why stay in Amsterdam when Holland is so small, and the trains so efficient that you can escape the crowds and visit some hidden gems within an hour of the city?!

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Jacob Hooy Pharmacy in business since 1743 selling herbal remedies, teas & cosmetics and liquorice. Kloveniersburgwal 12, 1012 CT Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Stedelijk Museum Museum for modern and contemporary art, which is often completely overlooked by visitors. Museumplein 10

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Museum van Loon Get a glimpse of the life of the Amsterdam Van Loon family (one of the co-founders of the Dutch East-India Company) in one of the finest canal houses of the city. Keizersgracht 672

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Ons Lieve Heer op Solder (Our Lord in the Attick) a uniquely preserved seventeenth-century house from the Dutch Golden Age. Explore the narrow corridors and climb the stairs to historically furnished living rooms, kitchens and bedsteads, leading literally to the highpoint of the museum: an entire church in the attic. Oudezijds Voorburgwal 38

Haarlem

Haarlem

Frans Hals Museum A must for anyone interested in the Dutch Masters, this superb museum is located in the poorhouse where Hals spent his final years. Groot Heiligland 62, 2011 ES Haarlem

The Hague

The Hague

Museum Voorlinden A private museum for modern and contemporary art at a magnificent estate in the dunes at Wassenaar, a stone's throw from The Hague. Buurtweg 90 2244 AG Wassenaar

The Hague

The Hague

Panorama Mesdag The largest 19th century panorama in the world still in-situ, by marine painter Hendrik Willem Mesdag. Zeestraat 65, 2518 AA Den Haag

Utrecht

Utrecht

Museum Speelklok This museum collects, preserves, displays and restores an enormous and globally recognized array of self-playing mechanical musical instruments. Steenweg 6, 3511 JP Utrecht

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