Discover Benelux | Holland | The Ultimate Spring & Summer Destination
South Holland: Land of art and beaches Read more from page 68 The province of South Holland is a haven for culture aficionados as well as those who love the seaside. The Hague, Delft, Leiden and Rotterdam boast art and history museums with world-class collections, while the beaches of Katwijk, Noordwijk or Scheveningen are popular summertime beach destinations. Just like in North Holland, the highlights of South Holland are just a stone’s throw away from each other, with the main cities all within half an hour’s reach. The cities of South Holland all very much have their own character. The Hague is known for its stately mansions and palaces, historic squares and of course the ‘Binnenhof’, where the government of the Netherlands is located. On the other hand, Rotterdam embodies a modern allure, and is known for its beautiful skyline and innovative architecture, as well as the largest port in Europe. Traditional South Holland scenery can be found at the world-famous mills of Kinderdijk, the Delft Blue pottery factory Royal Delft, and the Keukenhof in Lisse, with its surrounding flower fields.
Scheveningen. Photo: NBTC
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Gouda. Photo: NBTC
Ouddorp: This family seaside resort, with its fine wide beaches, is known far outside the Netherlands. Ouddorp is rich in natural beauty and allows guests to spend the holidays in peace. Expect tranquil beaches, clear waters and luscious nature. Gouda Cheese Market: Gouda cheese is one of the best known and most eaten in the world, owing its name to the fact that is has been traded in the city of Gouda for centuries. To this day, the famous cheese is made in the traditional way in the polders around the town, where cows that provide their milk for the Gouda cheese can be found grazing in the green fields.
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