Dutch culture is diverse because of foreign influences and regional differences. Since the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century Holland had contact with other continents. Economy grew and science, military and art were acclaimed in the world. Famous artists are Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer and Frans Hals. Work of them can be seen in several museums in Holland like Rijksmuseum and Mauritshuis. Also architecture became important. Nowadays tourists from all over the world come to cities like Amsterdam and Delft to see canals and historical buildings. But also modern architecture in Rotterdam and architecture from offices like OMA is famous.
Of course Dutch culture is more than painting and architecture. Think about Dutch food and traditions. Very famous are stroopwafels, cheese and herring. Definitely try those Dutch delicacies when you visit Holland. And of course there are events in every season. The Dutch like celebrations, festivals and other events. The most famous event of course is Kingsday, April 27th. Do not miss that day, Holland turns orange!
Other traditions are clogs, tulips and windmills. Best time to see tulips is in spring, which is March until May. In those months many tourists visit The Keukenhof to see the beautiful fields with flowers. Further visit Kinderdijk or Zaanse Schans to see windmills.
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