The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Netherlands Museums


Dutch Museums

The Netherlands also known as Holland, is a country in Western Europe. The Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Germany. “Netherlands” literally means “lower countries”, with only about 50% of its land exceeding one metre above sea level.

The five largest cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Eindhoven. Amsterdam is the country’s capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of parliament and government.

There are many famous museums in Netherlands, and featured in “Joy of Museums are the following:

Essential Facts:

  • Country:                              Netherlands
  • Dutch:                                  Nederland
  • Capital:                                Amsterdam
  • National language:            Dutch
  • Population                          17 million



“Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.” Dutch Proverb



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