Experience the Netherlands Like a Local
By Annalena Wilder
One of the scarcest commodities we have nowadays is real human interaction. Most of the destinations we want to explore as a traveller can already be seen on YouTube or read about on the web. If you truly want to experience a country, spending time with a local is the way to go.
In his new book‘Wie (niet) reist is gek’, (‘Who (doesn’t) travel is crazy’) Dutch Professor of Psychology, Ap Dijksterhuis, at the Radboud University in Nijmegen writes: “It’s better to buy experiences, not things. Experiences bring happiness. Buying things leads to uncertainty and regret. Experiences become more wonderful with the passage of time.”
A Dutch Experience, a travel company that offers unique experiences in the Netherlands hosted by locals, has ingrained this advice into its fibre. The company has one goal and that is to show the beauty of the Netherlands through interaction with the people who are the heart of its creation.
Perhaps you’re scouring the web as we speak, looking for inspirational vacation ideas and this is how you’ve ended up here. If you’re looking to take a trip to the Netherlands, your search history might read: ‘fun things to do in the Netherlands’ and ‘top things to see in Amsterdam.’ This is all fine and dandy, but you’ll undoubtedly be sent to the same spot that every other Europe traveller will head for by way of the same search method.
While the Netherlands may be a small country, there is plenty to see and do. The country abounds with windmills, cheese, tulips and those deliciously famous chocolate sprinkles that the Dutch can’t resist pouring on their bread – but these highlights only sprinkle the surface of the bread, if you will..
Whether it be meandering through the unique and beautiful landscape of Het Lauwersmeer to catch eel with a true Dutch fisherman, or meeting the master Delft Blue painters in an exclusive studio visit to The Royal Deft Factory, A Dutch Experience can offer you a real glimpse into life in the Netherlands.
Guaranteed are passionate and personable hosts with their very own topic of expertise. Spanning across the entirety of the Netherlands, all hosts are quite unique in who they are and where they come from. They do what they like best – sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with travellers from all over the world.
Ranging from a ‘Musical Walking Tour through the Hague’ to an ‘Architecture Walk and Talk in Rotterdam,’ the variety in experiences offered is vast...and still growing.
For those who have a more specific idea or point of interest in mind, A Dutch Experience also offers tailor-made travelling. Whether it be a full day expedition through the Dutch countryside or advice in picking out the best spot to gorge on pancakes, you can rest assured that you will be in good hands.
Itching to get out here and see what big things this small country has in store for you? Maybe it’s time to get off the beaten path and have a further look. There are plenty of Dutch experiences waiting for you at https://adutchexperience.com/.
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