The Hanseatic city of Hasselt in the Netherlands is one of the five Hanseatic cities that we visit on our tour through the Hanseatic region. I was particularly excited about her. After all, it was the birthplace of Kilian van Rensselaer.
The Hanseatic city of Elburg is one of the towns in Holland that has retained its charm. If you enter the place behind the city wall, which has been almost completely preserved, you have the feeling that you are entering a different time.
The Hanseatic city of Harderwijk is one of the Hanseatic cities in Holland. It describes itself as a “culinary Hanseatic city”. We tested that during our visit.
Getting to know Leiden Holland from a boat is a special experience. Captain Rien shows us the city of Leiden on a tour of the town's waterways. We cruise around and through the city on the ring canals, giving us a glimpse of the city, its sights and life on the water.
Rotterdam has the largest container port in Europe. The sea is twenty-five kilometers from downtown Rotterdam. The tour through the port of Rotterdam shows us the Erasmus Bridge, a cruise ship and great views of the city.
Rotterdam may be overshadowed by Amsterdam in popularity and activity, but it is by no means a less interesting Dutch city. Rotterdam, the second largest and most important city in the Netherlands next to the capital, is chic, modern, cultural and absolutely beautiful.
The city of Deventer in Holland was a Hanseatic city. It is located on the IJssel, on which the Hanseatic merchants set out for the Hanseatic trading cities. They brought wealth to the city. You can see this in her to this day. Wealthy merchants built trading houses in the city center.
The best way to explore the Hanseatic city of Kampen in Holland is by boat on the IJssel. A visit to the shops in the pedestrian zone reveals something surprising. Tea or coffee samples give you an insight into today's retail trade. You can also watch cigar-makers at work.
Many sights of the cheese town of Edam in Holland can be discovered from the water with a whisper boat. A tour through the city's canals shows you from an unusual perspective. Afterwards, a visit to the former cheese market and a stroll across the city's bridges are worthwhile.
Anyone interested in Holland, its art and history should visit the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. There you get to know Dutch masters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer or Van Gogh. You immerse yourself in the history of the Dutch East India Company. You can also learn a lot about the Dutch.