Hotels in Netherlands
When you think of Holland, is it tulips, coffee shops, windmills and Edam cheese that spring to mind? Clichés are hard to avoid, and the Netherlands is a common victim of them. But this relatively small, extremely flat country is so much richer and more complex than it appears on the surface. The Dutch have a truly international outlook: they’re big travellers, shrewd business people, and practically all of them speak several languages, including a very impressive level of English. Part avant-garde and part historic, the face of the Netherlands is constantly evolving, with experimental architecture and design statements sitting alongside bell towers and Beguine convents – relics of the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. This period is also synonymous with the prosperity of Dutch painters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. From the late 19th century, it was Mondrian and Van Gogh, two figures that hardly need introducing, that confirmed the country’s reputation as a leader in the arts. Amsterdam’s Van Gogh museum in is now one of the most visited museums in the world. Among the country’s most popular cities, Amsterdam is a favourite for romantic breaks: its timeless canals, fabulous museums (Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh, Cobra, Hermitage), architectural gems and liberal spirit never failing to strike a chord with visitors. Rotterdam, home to Europe’s biggest port, is living a burgeoning renaissance. The disused factories and historic docklands are being redeveloped with new hotels, trendy night spots, and futuristic steel and glass tower blocks. The Hotel New York, located in the former offices of the America Line, is a great example of a sympathetic conversion. A change of scene in Utrecht, an ancient university town with an undeniable charm. Between the contemporary, atypical accommodation on offer and the more classic hotels located in historic buildings, the choice is varied and generally within the mid-range price bracket.
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