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Top cities in the Netherlands

Cities Esplora Maastricht Utrecht Amersfoort Rotterdam Groningen

Top Cities in the Netherlands

On Esplora, you can discover the most enjoyable cities in the Netherlands. Each city is unique, with historical charm, modern architecture, cultural attractions, or beautiful shopping areas. The Netherlands has something for everyone. In this article, we will explore five of the most delightful cities in the Netherlands.


One of the most charming cities in the Netherlands is Maastricht. Located in the south of the country, close to the border with Belgium, Maastricht offers a unique blend of historical charm and coziness. Stroll through the old streets, admire the medieval architecture, and indulge in the Burgundian atmosphere. Maastricht is known for its excellent restaurants, boutiques, and vibrant squares, such as the Vrijthof.


For lovers of modern architecture, Rotterdam is an absolute must-visit. This dynamic city is renowned for its striking skyscrapers and innovative buildings. Explore the iconic Erasmus Bridge, visit the famous Markthal, and discover the impressive architecture of the Kop van Zuid. Rotterdam also offers a lively art and cultural scene, with museums such as the Kunsthal Rotterdam and the Boijmans Van Beuningen.


Another city you shouldn't miss is Utrecht. With its charming city center and the famous Dom Tower, which offers a stunning view of the city, Utrecht has a magical allure. Wander through the cobbled streets, explore the cozy cafes along the canals, and visit the many boutiques and concept stores. Utrecht is also a university city, which creates an energetic and vibrant atmosphere.


Amersfoort, a city in the center of the Netherlands, is well worth a visit. The medieval city center and historic canals are a delight for anyone who loves historical cities. The city is filled with beautiful monuments, such as the Our Lady Tower. Enjoy the cozy cafes, boutiques, and restaurants that this city has to offer.


Finally, Groningen is a recommendation in the northern part of the country. With its vibrant student atmosphere, Groningen has something for everyone. Modern buildings like the Forum in the city center and the Groninger Museum near the train station alternate with historic landmarks like the famous Martini Tower. The city is enjoyable for history and monument enthusiasts but also offers a variety of modern architecture. Additionally, it's a great city for shopping.

This is our list of the top cities, but of course, there are many more delightful cities to explore, such as Alkmaar, Haarlem, or Nijmegen. We offer free city tours for all these cities. Download one of the routes and start exploring today!

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