The Atlas Obscura Guide To Netherlands
302 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in the Netherlands
Updated May 26, 2023
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Stories About the Netherlands
Aboard the World's First Hot-Air Balloon Restaurant
A Dutch master chef cooks meals among the clouds.
by Elisia Guerena
Soil Scientists Dig Deep to Understand the 'Skin of the Earth'
What's beneath our feet is crucial to life on the planet—don't you dare call it dirt.
by Mary-Rose Abraham
The Future is Floating for the Netherlands and Other Low-Lying Countries
Houses and other buildings that rise and fall with water levels are becoming more common in Dutch cities.
by Shira Rubin
Tulip Bulb Soup: the Dutch Dish Born From Tough Times
Once used as a survival food during World War II, these flower bulbs are making their way onto restaurant menus.
by Diana Hubbell
Cracking the Code of Letterlocking
A tale of Black Chambers, lost correspondence, and high technology.
by Abigail Cain
We're Finally Getting a Picture of How Dangerous PPE Is for Wildlife
More than a year into the pandemic, scientists are seeing the impact of disposable gloves and masks on ecosystems.
by Jessica Leigh Hester
The Wide World of Disease-Based Dutch Profanity
"Get the corona!" is starting to make an appearance.
by Dan Nosowitz
Lists Featuring the Netherlands
8 of the Most Unusual Hotels in the Netherlands
Proof the Dutch can convert nearly anything into a place to stay the night.
Including Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren, Kruisherenhotel , and Cube Houses