The Netherlands has canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling routes. Amsterdam, the capital, is home to many museums such as Van Gogh Museum and the house where Jewish diarist Anne Frank hid during WWII. many paintings of famous artists i.e.g Rembrandt and Vermeer remain from the 17th-century. The country, although not big, has great natural diversity with abundant National parks, for example, one may climb a forested hill and also find a Sahara-like desert. There are glaciers as well as canals etc. Spotting seals and porpoises and visiting dune fringed beaches, as well as spending time hiking, biking and taking a cruise gives one a relaxed holiday.
Belgium is known for Renaissance architecture and as headquarters of the European Union and NATO. The country is divided into Dutch-speaking Flanders, French-speaking Wallonia and German-speaking communities in the East. Brussels -The capital- has elegant art-nouveau buildings. Besides Brussels one may also visit other cities like Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, Leuven, and Mechelen for Art & Culture.The country is also known as the land of waffles, beer, chocolate, and some of the best music festivals in the world, as well as, for diamonds. Belgium is also world famous for its strong and often highly alcoholic beers.