Everyone’s heard of Amsterdam and knows about its scandalous red-light district and infamous coffee shops. But the Netherlands is so much more than just Amsterdam! The Netherlands is home to some of the most underrated beaches in Europe, world-class tulip fields, and a number of charming Dutch villages just waiting to be explored. The next time you’re planning a trip to the Netherlands, keep this guide handy, as a tool to explore the other cities, towns, and villages that will give you a side of Dutch culture that is simply unattainable in its bustling capital city.

Coastal village in the Netherlands with a lighthouse in the background.