The Dutch Art Hub! Birthplace of Legendary Painters Rembrandt, Steen, Vermeer, Van Gogh and Mondrian, the names that comes to mind whenever somebody says Netherlands. A country with the highest number of museums, Netherlands portrays the best of all.

Now, if you are trying to figure out what could be the best things to do in Netherlands, work no further, just sit back and follow my words.

Netherlands can be overwhelming! And it is totally understandable when looked broadly. Having said hat, here are 17 Bucket List Experiences in Netherlands that should definitely be on your Netherlands Travel Bucket List.

Apart from ticking off these Bucket List experiences in Netherlands, dont forget to go offbeat, and explore the beautiful Dutch Countryside near Amsterdam. Trust me, it will elevate your travel experience to a different level altogether.

PS – Useful Travel Resources to use while heading to Netherlands to experience the Best Netherlands Bucket List Things to do – 

Art Attack at Van Gogh Museum

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Who doesn’t love art? Especially when works by the great Van Gogh is on the menu, you definitely don’t want to miss.

With approximately 1.50 million visitors per year, this Museum is one of the most visited museums in the world.

Go Crazy at Efteling Park

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Netherlands own Disney World! Not literally but potentially the same.

Spread across a wide area topped by the garden and filled with attractions. This site has been cherished by many for almost 69 years. Yes, 69 Years, that’s right, this park is one of the oldest in the game.

You can have a walk-through garden, enjoy the games at the theme parks, click some good photos and have a good time.

Attend the Tulip Festival

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If you can time it right, attending the famous Tulip Festival in Netherlands should definitely be on your 7 Day Netherlands Travel Itinerary and on your Netherlands Travel Bucket List.

Canal Cruising in Amsterdam

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The Capital of Netherlands hosts one of the best Canal Cruise experiences, which is one of the Best Things to do in this One Day Amsterdam Itinerary.

You can enjoy the ride while clicking some stunning photos of the Dutch Urban Landscape.

The suitable time to go on a Canal Cruise in Amsterdam, would practically be at any time of the day. But Golden Hours! That’s Heavenly.

Dutch Liquors Tasting

Minors Be Advised!!

But grownups, welcome aboard!

Crafting a liquor is an art and many countries have a knack for it. One such is Netherlands. If you are liquor lover then you must try The Dutch Jenver which is famous all over Netherlands.

Now though that’s their signature and popular drink, it doesn’t mean that all they have got. You must visit any pub or bar in Netherlands and let them break down the surprise to you.

Liquor tasting is a must in Netherland if you are about that Happy Social Drink & Chill Life.

Go Cycling

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Although a very common activity, done here gives you a whole different experience. The citywide cycling trails give you mesmerising visual experience.

There are local privatised cycle vendors who issue it on hourly basis, you can pedal one and enjoy the city.

It is really worth it.! Believe Me!

Experiment with Dutch Cuisine


While you are enjoying the tourism at Netherlands, take rest in the city restaurants as you refuel the calories for the remaining journey. While you are at it, ensure you try out some of the signature Dutch cuisines, trust me they serve your taste buds differently.

Attend the Amsterdam Light Festival

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A must experience visual awaits you around every December every year at Amsterdam Light Festival. The light sculpture along the canals can be enjoyed while panning through boat.

This experience must be bookmarked by everyone in fact.

Visit the Artis Zoo

Who doesn’t love animals? In fact, we do pet some. The oldest Zoo of Netherlands Artist hosts some of the rarest animals on the planet. A day visit would give you close to wild experience among these beautiful creatures.

Animal Meets Social Animals!!! Let’s keep it that way!

Take a Stroll in Vondel Park

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If you are deficient of tranquillity, you must visit this park. This place hosts more that 10 million people in a year. So, you know one and two can be wrong about something but not 10 million people.

The Park is laid out extending up to 45 acres and it has a lot of recreational joints like Parks, play grounds, open theatres etc.

It’s a one stop solution for all your stress. 

Visit the famous Flower Markets

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Having a Gloomy Day? Bloom it up by visiting the famous visiting Flower Market!

Locally famous as Bloemenmarkt, the place displays a broad varied set of flower breeds.

Locals on a daily basis shop for their garden here and tourists enjoy snapping and photographing while shopping for seeds for their gardens back home.

This place is a must visit while you are at Netherlands. The experience cannot be justified by words.

Get lost in Dam Square

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If New York has Times Square, Dutch has Dam Square!

Owing to its Majestic Scape. The Dam square is one of the most famous squares in Amsterdam, the capital city.

Theres plenty of activities to do in and around Dam Square, such as visiting Madame Tussads, The Royal Palace and The National Palace, apart from going on an Amsterdam Food Walk or simply joining one of the Free Amsterdam Walking Tours. The crowd density stays constant through-out the day even through the late nights.

The lively vibe of this Dutch square must be experienced if you ever step in Amsterdam.

Spice Hunting at Hortus Botanicus

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If you dig flora, the Hortus is a Go!

Holding the title of one of the oldest Botanical gardens in the World, dating back to 1638, Hortus Botanicus is  home to thousand of Botanical species. A paradise for Plant lovers and eye opener for millions every year.

The experience you get here is unmatchable. After your visit to Artis Zoo, this should be your radar.

Bring out the GEEK in you at NEMO Science Centre

If you have ever been fascinated by the science and technology, you would love this place. NEMO Science centre, spread over 5 floors is the largest Science Centre in Netherlands.

The place is a buffet for science enthusiasts and the BTS of wonders behind modern technology and the mechanics of it shines here like stars.

Travel back in Time at The Railway Museum

A uniquely designed museum focusing on railway history and stories.

One thing that makes it different is, the whole museum is built on a railway station established back in 19th century, namely ‘De Maliebaan station’ and artefacts of the museum has been restored to its original glory to bring back its kick.

If you dig historic mysteries and stories, you must experience the 19th century railway station vibe here! 

Wildlife Spotting in the Hoge Veluwe 

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Home to hundreds of species, this National Park could be the next scope for your binoculars.

The serenity of wildlife cannot be explained in word but felt.

From wildlife safari’s to birdwatching, you will enjoy every bit of it and if wildlife is not enough for you then the compound serves amazing dunes and sculpture park.

This experience should definitely be there on your Netherlands Travel Bucket List.

Visit a Windmill Farm

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