Four Sites worth Seeing in the Netherlands

Canals of Amsterdam Image: en.wikipedia.org
Canals of Amsterdam
Image: en.wikipedia.org

Indfrag Limited COO Fabian Samuel enjoys traveling. One of Fabian Samuel’s favorite destinations is the Netherlands, home to the Delta Project, the Rijksmuseum, the Kinderdijk, and the Canals of Amsterdam.

The Delta Project includes sluices, dams, dikes, locks, and storm surge barriers that were built between 1950 and 1997. The American Society of Civil Engineers has named the project one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is the most famous art and history museum in the Netherlands. Since 1809, the museum has collected art, including Rembrandt and Vermeer. Today the museum houses 5,000 paintings and 35,000 books in 250 rooms. The displays include medieval sculpture, traditional Dutch handicrafts, and modern art.

Built in 1722 and 1761, the Kinderdijk (or Children’s Dike) is the biggest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands. They were constructed to drain extra water from the polders, located below sea level. The windmills have 92-foot sails that visitors can see from April to October each year.

The Canals of Amsterdam are one of the biggest attractions in the country. These were built during the 17th century’s Dutch Golden Age. There are 1,500 bridges and more than 60 miles of canals that border 1,550 monumental buildings in the city. Built entirely on water, Amsterdam has streets that are 400 years old and can be toured via water taxi or boat.

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