Zuid-Holland (South Holland)

South Holland, the most densely populated province of the Netherlands, has much more to offer than just the hustle and bustle of cities like The Hague and Rotterdam. This province on the North Sea is rich in history, culture, nature, and architecture. In this article, we will take you on a journey of discovery along the most beautiful and enjoyable attractions of South Holland.

  1. Rotterdam - Modern architecture and port city

    Known for its modern architecture and the largest port in Europe. Visit the iconic Erasmus Bridge, the Cube Houses, and the Markthal, a covered market with an impressive artwork on the ceiling. Take a boat tour of the harbor or visit the historic Delfshaven, a part of old Rotterdam that survived the bombings of World War II.

  2. Gouda - City of cheese and stroopwafels

    A historic city known for its cheese, stroopwafels, and candles. Visit the famous Gouda Cheese Market, which takes place every Thursday morning from April to August on the historic market square. Also, take a look inside the Sint-Janskerk, known for its beautiful stained glass windows, and taste the local treats, such as Gouda cheese and stroopwafels, in one of the many shops and cafes.

  3. Hofvijver
  4. The Hague - Political capital of the Netherlands

    The seat of the Dutch government and the royal house, it has a rich history and culture. Visit the Binnenhof, the political heart of the Netherlands, and admire the Ridderzaal and the Torentje. Stroll through the historic streets of the city center and visit the Mauritshuis, a museum with masterpieces by Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Frans Hals. Also, make sure to visit Paleis Noordeinde, the working palace of the king. And don't miss a visit to the Vredespaleis, the symbol of international peace and justice.