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5 Dutch Cities Worth Visiting Besides Amsterdam

Just like other countries, the Netherlands has much more to explore than just its most famous city, Amsterdam. So, here is the list of 5 Dutch cities worth visiting besides Amsterdam.

Rotterdam – Dutch Cities


Rotterdam is in the South of the Netherlands. It takes about 35 minutes from Amsterdam to get there. The city has a modern and liberal beauty with skyscrapers everywhere.

If you notice, the architecture of the city is quite different from the ancient look of other cities in the Netherlands. This is because Rotterdam was completely destroyed during the Second World As a result, people had to rebuild it entirely from ashes. 

Fortunately, this is what makes Rotterdam unique. A perfect example is a remarkable architecture, The Cube House. 

Therefore, if you want to see one-of-a-kind architecture, don’t skip Rotterdam.



From Amsterdam, you will have to take an 80-min train to get to Eindhoven. This place is well-known for its friendly-to-budget flights. 

In fact, Eindhoven is the design capital of the country. Its graffiti culture creates a special highlight of this city. And when it comes to Eindhoven, never forget to visit its museums. 

If you are a street art fan, the Berenkuil museum is perfect for you. This is an outdoor museum and is the biggest legal graffiti site in the nation. Have a plan to visit Eindhoven in November? Then, never forget to join in the annual light art festival, GLOW. 

Maastricht – Dutch Cities


Maastricht lies between the German and Belgian borders. This time, you have to spend 2.5 hours on the train from Amsterdam to reach the place. However, this is the best way to appreciate the stunning sights of the Dutch countryside. You can easily see the windmills and farm animals on the road.

The greatest appeal of Maastricht is walking around to explore its historic roads. We suggest you take a guided tour to get a thorough understanding of the historical sites. Some of the must-visit places are The Dominicanen, Sint-Janskerk, Basilica of St. Servatius, etc.

Then, you can head to Wyck. This neighborhood conveys a modern vibe and is full of vibrant boutiques, eateries, and pubs.



Haarlem is only about 15 minutes by train from Amsterdam. If you’re looking for a destination with fewer crowds, Haarlem seems like an ideal place for you.

This is a city that you can easily explore on foot. While wandering around the small roads close to the main square, spend some time trying coffee from cafes nearby. Then, go to Spaarne to catch sight of the symbolic Adriaan Windmill. Or else, you can visit the Frans Hals Museum. This museum is home to the artworks of the Golden Age painters as well as Haarlem citizens.

Utrecht – Dutch Cities


Utrecht is situated In the middle of the nation and it takes just about 30 minutes from Amsterdam to reach.  Utrecht has numerous gorgeously Dutch features such as cobblestone alleyways, wonky houses, canals, etc.

The slower pace and laidback vibe here are perfect to calm your mind. Though it’s a university town, it’s still less overcrowded than Amsterdam.

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Maris Lopez
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Hey there! I'm Maris, an American girl who is passionate about adventure, the outdoors and all things travel!


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