This Pride Month, We Talk About Breaking the Prejudice – The Netherlands is The Perfect Place to Match Your Frequencies!
‘Unity’, is an emotion that forms the basis of human existence, but when it comes to our society, it just becomes some third word in our dictionaries. We have impeded ourselves with the thick sheet of prejudiced norms and extinguished ideologies. Sure, they might have been applicable back then, but as we tend to move towards revolutionizing every other aspect, why not give a chance to our mentality? Well, as there are exceptions, there is a place where they have given it a chance. They have done a rather enlightening move that has not only inspired many other nations but also has made them stand in the books of history. Today, we will explore the country which became the first to legalize marriages between same sex couples and accept the unaccepted!
The Netherlands literally means “The Low-Lying Land” which indeed denotes the country’s plain sphere.
THE LAND OF CANALS, WINDMILLS, AND TULIPS
Did you get it or are you still guessing? Quenching your confused thoughts, the land we are talking about is The Netherlands – The perfect blend of urban and rural that you might like to see in your dream country.
Located in north-western Europe & surrounded by the North Sea, The Netherlands literally means “The Low-Lying Land” which indeed denotes the country’s plain sphere. Do not get fooled by the plains only, this country can go high in the sky too with Amsterdam’s skyscrapers.
Aside from the plain structure and lively capital, the country celebrates liberty from the mindset too. Even in the 16th century, this country rejected the societal norms of monarchy and went towards observing and adapting itsy bits from different cultures and religions, which in turn helped the Dutch traders and sailors and brought wealth and an independent view amongst the population.
You should visit some of their famous museums – one of them is Rijksmuseum.
PLACES TO EXPLORE
The Heart Of The Netherlands
Firstly, let’s talk about the most happening and lively city in The Netherlands – Amsterdam. When you first hear this name, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? The legacy of the 17th century, narrow lanes and wide canals? That’s exactly what you are going to find here.
Culture is what you’ll find prospering in the streets of Amsterdam. You should visit some of their famous museums – one of them is Rijksmuseum. It’s an art repository founded in 1798 with over 8,000 historical paintings and over 35,000 books and manuscripts.
You must have read or heard the popular story of Anne Frank – one of the most popular victims of the holocaust that took place in WWII. The house represents the modern-day visuals in which Anne Frank actually hid with her family for most of the war.
You can also visit the neighbourhood of Jordaan which includes some of the most picturesque streets and canals of the area complimented by some of the popular restaurants and bars.
The city of tulips is the name given to this country, not by anyone but by the grace of nature.
Did Anyone Say Tulips?
Rewind your eyeballs a bit and see us mentioning the city of ‘Tulips’ – this is what it was for. The city of tulips is the name given to this country, not by anyone but by the grace of nature. Due to the nature of its flat landscape, flowers are to be found everywhere.
As far as the tulips, they will be in sight as far as your eyes can go when you’ll visit Keukenhof or better known as the “Garden of Europe”. Why is this name so important? Because this is the largest garden in the whole world.
Encompassed in a 32-hectare land, Keukenhof is home to more than 7 million flower bulbs and their placement is such that you’ll find them decorated any time of the day and year.
Netherlands lies the world’s first industrial park in the world to have over 1100 industrial windmills in one place – Zaanse Schans.
Now It’s Time For The Windmills
A device which is used to convert wind energy into multiple uses – Windmills date all the way back to AD 644 but the official patent for using this technology was filed in 1854. Trust us when we say it – The Netherlands is full of them.
This has a story behind it. The Netherlands was flooded most of the time and water running into living places was common but windmills made sure the proper drainage of the water and it was also multi-purposely used for making spices, pressing seed oil, and also for making paper.
Located in Zandem, Netherlands lies the world’s first industrial park in the world to have over 1100 industrial windmills in one place – Zaanse Schans. You’ll walk hand-in-hand with the rich Dutch culture as soon as you step into this park because the recreated wooden houses give you an insight into what a Dutch village looks like.