The Netherlands stand out for their geography which puts a quarter of the country below sea level and has landscapes of dykes and polders, punctuated by the omnipresent silhouettes of windmills. But the traveler will above all take away the overwhelming memory of its cities, unique in appearance thanks to their canals and architecture, and the treasures in their museums. The history which has attracted the armies and people of Europe in these plains, and the extraordinary daring of its traders and sailors, explain how, over the centuries, the Netherlands have developed an extremely rich identity, evident today in its exceptional heritage.
The motto of the Netherlands, "I will maintain", shows the strength of character that would have been needed to conquer and then protect the country from the sea, and which would also have allowed the Dutch to build a remarkable cultural heritage. Amsterdam, and its network of concentric canals lined with typical gable-fronted houses, is home to exceptional museums: the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum, and the Van Gogh Museum. Rotterdam and its Maritime Museum, and The Hague, whose Mauritshuis exhibits the works of Vermeer and Rembrandt, are also worth visiting for their architectural and historical aspects...as are Utrecht, Delft and indeed Eindhoven, which is part of the adventure of the 20th century.
The Best Western Premier Art Hotel in Eindhoven is emblematic of the success of the city in the 20th century. Part of an extremely stylish renovation of a former Philips factory, whose structure it highlights, it provides each of its guests with particularly generous proportions and impeccable facilities.