If there’s one thing we love more than apps, it’s different cultures. We have a ton of language games helping people learn languages from all over the world. In this series, we look at some of the locations that fascinated us so much that we created language games for them. They are helpful for students, teachers, and travellers. Last week, we looked at Italy. This week, let’s take a look at Netherlands.
Netherlands is a densely populated country located in Western Europe where Dutch is spoken as the national language. It is known for windmills, cheese markets, wooden shoes and the following places which you can explore and enjoy.
Keukenhof Gardens is the world’s largest flower garden, and one of the most visit tourist attractions in the Netherlands. Approximately 7 million flower bulbs are planted annually in the park like tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other spring flowers on display to promote the Dutch flower industry.
In 1740, 19 windmills were built to drain the excess water from the polders which are situated below sea-levels. More than 1.000 old windmills still exist in the Netherlands and they have been well preserved until now. The largest concentration of Dutch windmills can be found near the village of Kinderdijk (“Children’s dyke”) and they are now popular tourist attractions in the Netherlands.
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the largest and most prestigious museum for art and history in the Netherlands which displays a large collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age including works by Vermeer and Rembrandt.
The Vrijthof is the best-known city square in Maastricht which features the massive Saint Servatius Church and Saint Jan’s Cathedral. The Vrijthof regularly hosts large festivals like autumn and winter festivals.
Canals of Amsterdam
Amsterdam canals were built in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age. Today there are over 100 km (60 miles) of canals and 1,500 bridges which alongside there are 1550 monumental buildings.
Those are just some of the beautiful places in Netherlands and there are a lot more to explore. If you’re planning to travel to Netherlands, don’t forget to get equipped with some Dutch words and phrases so you can communicate and build relationships while enjoying your trip. Learn Dutch Bubble Bath Game is Overpass newest language learning app which makes learning Dutch language fun and easy.
Travel with confidence and enjoy your trip!
Geniet van uw reis!
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