If the race to become host city of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that there is a lot more to see in The Netherlands than Amsterdam.
In recent months talk of potential host cities has put a lot of new locations on our radar. All summer we talked about areas that wanted to host Eurovision — like Arnhem, Breda, Den Bosch, Den Haag, Enschede, Leeuwarden, Maastricht, Utrecht and ultimate winner Rotterdam. And then we encountered other places as we frantically Googled the aforementioned cities: Gouda, Zwolle, Groningen, Haarlem, Eindhoven, Tilburg, Alkmaar, Leiden, Delft and Nijmegen.
Now, with the support of NBTC Holland Marketing, we are ready to dive in to eight gems that we haven’t yet encountered. Yep, we’re visiting eight cities we have not been to, so that excludes Amsterdam. And we’re also going to hold off on Rotterdam, since we’ll be spending a lot of time there this May anyway. Hopefully this will give you guys some ideas for excursions around the country when you hit Dutch soil this spring.
And so we need your help. Where in the Netherlands do you think we should travel? Are there any towns that you think best capture the Dutch spirit? What’s the most beautiful part of the country to you? Are there any cities or towns with really weird or unusual activities that we have to try and which you’d love to direct Eurovision fans to? Do you have any fond memories from specific places? And what do we need to eat when we’re passing through?
No matter how small the city or how bizarre the activity, we want to hear from you! So please sound off in the comments section with your suggestions, tips and tricks so we can pull together an itinerary and hit the road.