Provinces of the Netherlands
The austere and majestic old streets, the famous museums of Rotterdam and the most famous garden in Europe Keukenhof, the feeling of complete freedom and the piquant glory of Amsterdam have long found their fans and admirers who blazed paths to Holland from all over the world.
Various provinces of the Netherlands are waiting for new tourists and dream of expanding their capabilities and borders, as happened with the province of Flevoland, which appeared not so long ago in the drained territories..
Surrounded by water
The province, called South Holland, has actually found refuge in the west of the country. Its territories are located between the North Sea and the Rhine and Meuse rivers. Some cities, for example, The Hague, Rotterdam, have received worldwide fame, others are adored and loved by the locals..
The Hague is known primarily for the fact that it houses the world center of justice and justice - the Hague Tribunal, where the most complex issues of modern politics are resolved. Crowds of tourists gather to look at the building. The second important object of attention of the guests of the city was the Municipal Museum of The Hague, a repository of ancient artifacts and works of art..
On the territory of South Holland there are other institutions that preserve monuments of history and culture, the museums of Rotterdam and Leiden are actively visited by guests of the province. The last town is also known for its beautiful botanical garden..
A province of exiled aristocrats
Utrecht, occupying a small area, keeps many mysteries and secrets. There are many lakes, on the basis of which the recreation of local residents and guests is built, swimming and boating, fishing and picnics on the shore are among the most favorite entertainments..
There are secluded places where luxurious mansions have been preserved. True, in the Middle Ages, their inhabitants were not very happy with their place of residence, since representatives of famous noble families were exiled to Utrecht, which caused the displeasure of representatives of the authorities.
The name of the province and the capital are the same. Guests of the main city of Utrecht are greeted by a delightful architectural complex, the name of which translates as "Castle on the doorstep of the city." Throughout its history, the city has had a chance to be destroyed and rebuilt several times. Preserved unique canals built in the XIII century.
In the summertime, Utrecht is filled with the voices of tourists and participants in various musical events, the most significant of which is the Jazz Festival. In September, it is the turn of film lovers and students, since it is here that the largest commune of student youth is located.