The Netherlands is well-known around the world for its picturesque landscapes, medieval era castles, rich heritage, windmills, flower shows, and more. It is a popular tourist destination that is visited by tourists from all across the globe. Here is a list of some of the country’s most Instagrammed locations!
The tenth most Instagrammed attraction in the Netherlands is a nature reserve and Ramsar wetland named Oostvaardersplassen. It is located in Lelystad, Flevoland. The reserve can be divided into two major areas, the wet and the dry, with their distinct habitat and wildlife. The reserve is a great place for birdwatching. Other animals found here include Konik ponies, Heck cattle, and red deer.
9. Walibi Holland
Walibi Holland is a theme park located in Biddinghuizen, Flevoland. The park was originally opened in 1971 under the name ‘Flevohof’. At that time, it was an educational theme park. Later, as it went bankrupt, it was purchased by the Walibi Group who turned it into a modern family-friendly amusement park. It was opened again as the Walibi Flevo on May 7, 1994. Today, it is one of the most Instagrammed tourist attractions in the Netherlands.
The Oudegracht, meaning the “old canal” in Dutch is a canal that runs through the center of the city of Utrecht. It is the eighth most Instagrammed attraction in the Netherlands. As of May 2017, 18,465 tags were assigned to photos of the attraction on Instagram.
7. Dom Tower
The Dom Tower is the country’s tallest church tower and thus one of the Instagrammed attractions in the country. It is located in the Utrecht city. The tower has a height of 368 feet. It is the most important landmark in the city. The Dom Tower was built as part of the cathedral complex of the St. Martin's Cathedral. The cathedral was built in the 14th century but was never completed. The unfinished nave of the cathedral collapsed in 1674. Since then, the Dom Tower remained as an independent church tower.
The Euromast is an observation tower located in Rotterdam. It was completed in 1960. The tower was designed by Hugh Maaskant and was created for the 1960 Floriade, an internationally renowned garden festival and exhibition. Since 2010, the Euromast has been registered as a monument. The tower is equipped with an observation platform and a restaurant at a height of 315 feet. As of May 2017, the Euromast has been tagged 38,888 times on Instagram.
5. Town of Giethoorn
The quaint and picturesque town of Giethoorn located in the Overijssel province of the Netherlands is the country’s fifth most Instagrammed tourist attraction. The small town of about 2,620 individuals is often referred to as the "Venice of the Netherlands”. In the old part of the town, people still move from one place to another via boats over one of the many canals in the area. It is this mode of movement that makes Giethoorn an interesting destination for tourists.
4. Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum is located in the Museum Square of Amsterdam. As the name suggests, it is dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporary artists. The museum was opened on June 2, 1973. It hosts the largest and richest collection of artwork by Van Gogh in the world. In 2017, it earned the title of the most visited museum in the Netherlands. It recorded 2.3 million visitors in the same year.
The third most Instagrammed attraction of the Netherlands is a bascule and cable-stayed bridge named the Erasmusbrug. It is located across the Nieuwe Maas, a distributary of the Rhine River and it connects the northern and southern parts of the city of Rotterdam. The bridge has a length of 2,631 feet. It was completed in 1996 and opened by Queen Beatrix on September 6 of the same year.
The Rijksmuseum is the national museum of the Netherlands and is dedicated to history and arts. It is located at the Museum Square in Amsterdam. The Rijksmuseum was founded in 1800 and initially located in The Hague. Eight years later, it was shifted to Amsterdam. The museum has a collection of around 1 million objects of history, crafts, and arts. Over 8,000 of these objects are on display. The work of notable painters of the Dutch Golden Age can be seen here. The Rijksmuseum is the country’s second most Instagrammed attraction.
The Efteling, a fantasy-themed amusement park, is the most Instagrammed attraction in the Netherlands. It is located in Kaatsheuvel. Here, the rides and other attractions are based on fairy tales, myths, folklore, and legends. Efteling was opened on May 31, 1952. It is one of the world’s oldest and Netherland’s largest amusement park. It is also the third most visited theme park in Europe. More than 5 million visitors visit the park every year. It has received 228,368 tags on Instagram as of May 2017.
The Most Instagrammed Tourist Places In The Netherlands
|Rank||Attraction||Number of tags on Instagram (as of May 2017)|
|4||Van Gogh Museum||62,321|
|5||Town of Giethoorn||48,237|
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Oishimaya is an Indian native, currently residing in Kolkata. She has earned her Ph.D. degree and is presently engaged in full-time freelance writing and editing. She is an avid reader and travel enthusiast and is sensitively aware of her surroundings, both locally and globally. She loves mingling with people of eclectic cultures and also participates in activities concerning wildlife conservation.
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