What Saskia & Guido love most about Holland
We knew that The Netherlands probably has one of the highest number of museums per square meter in the world. But still, we kept being surprised by the absolute abundance of museums in our country. What to think of the small village of Vledder (Drenthe), that has both a museum dedicated to art forgeries, as well as a museum holding the personal collection of marine artifacts brought together by explorer Jeanne Warners. Or a museum with inventions by famous and less well known inventors that were never built - until now - in south Zeeland. Or the beautiful Teylers in Haarlem, the oldest museum in the country. And what’s more, all these museums are run by an army of dedicated employees and volunteers that will tell you stories about the collection that you won’t read or hear anywhere else.
Another thing that’s striking about The Netherlands is that the country might be small, but that it has many different faces. The twelve provinces all have their own characteristics: Limburg’s beautiful hilly landscape, the woods and castles of Gelderland, the lively old fortified towns of North and South Holland, and the beautiful coastal landscape of Zeeland, to name but a few.