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Souvenirs from the Netherlands
Holland, also known as the Netherlands, is a beautiful country, with many picturesque sites. In fact, many souvenirs from the Netherlands feature the most famous icons of the country, with tulips, canals and windmills on postcards, T-shirts, pins, key chains, refrigerator magnets and posters. Wooden clogs are a traditional item and, while not always practical to wear, would make a charming addition to a children’s room or a vanity. If you would like a set to wear, clog makers are still handcrafting pairs, and can be customized to color, size and style. Blue Delftware, which is elaborately decorated porcelain, is turned into many household items, such as trays and décor. The images reflect daily scenes of life in centuries past, and are treasured for their genteel charm. You can also find fragments of the Delftware turned into pendants by clever artisans. Finally, consider purchasing brightly wrapped chocolates and candies as Dutch souvenirs, which will always be sure to please.
Things to Do in the Netherlands
Visitors to the Netherlands often come seeking a break from everyday activities and a chance to experience new sensations and leisure activities that may not be available to them otherwise. The lovely scenery of quaint villages, fields of tulips and stoic windmills make train travel a delight, providing guests with the sensation of being immersed in a painting. Stopping at these village will reveal histories and fantasies, as this is the land of Anne Frank and Vincent Van Gogh. Surprisingly, you will find the ruins of Roman outposts and Spanish colonies in Holland, alongside the medieval houses and modern factories. Breweries offer tours and tastings of their products, and you can enjoy a sampling of Dutch cheeses and sweets at many of the markets. In the mood for something stronger? The distilleries also offers tastings of uniquely flavored liqueurs, based on traditional herbal recipes, allowing you to understand and appreciate before you purchase.