The Netherlands is probably most famous for its windmills and the history of the windmills is imperative to the history of the country – for without them, the Netherlands would not exist. Even now, 25% of land in the Netherlands remains below sea level.
Along with the windmills, canal towns, bikes and tulips are some of the Netherland’s best known features and the country is a stunning mix of old and new.
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, and lies on the banks of the IJ bay and the Amstel River. Founded in the 12th Century as a small fishing village, it’s now the largest city in the country.