These are the 5 largest cities in Holland

Located in the northwestern part of Europe, Netherlands has a unique landscape with lots of windmills, tulips and canals.

Cities in Holland are very beautiful and each has its own charm and beauty.

cities in Holland Amsterdam
This is Amsterdam Netherlands

Here are the 5 most important cities in the Netherlands:

1. Amsterdam

Netherlands’ capital, Amsterdam is the largest city from the country and world capital of entertainment and endless parties.

It is located in the province of North Holland, the city with a population of almost 750.000 inhabitants is one of the top European destinations for city breaks, bachelors parties and art lovers.

Best cities of Netherlands Amsterdam
Best cities in Netherlands Amsterdam

The city is famous for its museums, canals, coffee shops and legal prostitution. It is a very active place with a positive vibe and full of tourists roaming around the place.

In order to get a good feeling of the city, you need to spend at least 3 nights here. We don’t recommend you to book accommodation in the city centre because it is expensive.

We chose to stay at Crown Plaza Amsterdam , a beautiful hotel located in the business district, close to the metro station. The breakfast was good, the rooms were clean and with the metro, we get to the city centre in less than 20 minutes.

2. Rotterdam one of the best cities in Holland

The second-largest city of Netherlands, Rotterdam is a port city located at the banks of the Nieuwe Maas River and is famous for its Cubical Houses, the TV tower with a restaurant called Euromast, its beautiful bridge Erasmusbrug and its wonderful Rotterdam Zoo.

Rotterdam: Private Tour with a Local is the best way to discover this wonderful city. This 2 – 4 hours customized private tour with a local is exactly what you need if you want to discover the authentic vibe of the place.

Rotterdam Private Tour with a Local
Rotterdam Private Tour with a Local

3. The Hague

The capital of the South Holland province, The Hague is a beautiful city located right on the North Sea Coast. The Hague is home of the Dutch Government and of the International Court of Justice, one of the most important courts from the entire world.

The place is conveniently located 65 kilometres away from Amsterdam and is a great destination for a city break.

Best cities of Netherlands the Hague
Best cities in Netherlands the Hague

The New Church, Madurodam and Peace Palace are just some of the places to visit when in The Hague. The city is full of chic hotels and modern restaurants.

The Collector Hotel located right in the middle of the city is a great option if you are looking for a modern place to stay. The rooms are simple and modern, the services are great and the breakfast is delicious. A great choice for your city break!

4. Utrecht one of the most picturesque cities in Holland

A beautiful university town with a total population of almost 330.000 inhabitants, Utrecht is located in the province with the same name from the central part of the Netherlands.

Not a very popular destination among tourists, the city has many interesting attractions and beautiful places to see. Castle de Haar, Dom Tower of Utrecht and St. Martin’s Cathedral are just some of the places to see when in Utrecht.

Utrecht Netherlands
Utrecht Netherlands

If you like to travel in style, then I have a good option for your overnight stay.

Hotel Loft 188 Stylish & Luxury apartment is an 80 square metres apartment located right in the heart of the city offering incredible views over the lake and the town, an ideal place to rest and enjoy the beauty of the city.

5. Eindhoven

The fifth-largest city of the Netherlands, Eindhoven is wrongly considered by many just a stopover for the low-cost airline companies. But it is more than that! There is the Philips Museum, Van Abbemuseum, St. Catherine’s Church and many other interesting places!

I perfectly understand you if you did not know that Eindhoven is that beautiful! It is one of the cities in the Netherlands about which many don’t have a lot of information! But now that you know, you might consider spending some time in this wonderful place!

These are the largest cities in Holland and the most important one! You will see that each one is different than the other and that you need to visit all of them if you want to have an idea of this country!

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