The name Netherlands reflects the region’s low-lying topography, with more than a quarter of its total area under sea level. The Netherlands is famous for its tulips flower plantations, Edam, traditional clogs and windmills and also for the artists Van Gough, Rembrandt, Vermeer and Mondrian.
Settled as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its pioneering developments in trade. Visit the world renowned war diarist Anne Frank's House and see the work of the famous Dutch artist in the Van Gogh Museum. There are plenty of museums to explore and other must-see attractions include the Amsterdam Dungeon, the Royal Palace, and Madame Tussauds. Amsterdam is also famous for its canal ways. Why not combine your City Sightseeing bus tour with a canal boat tour cruise?