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With a centuries-old reputation of being "the cleanest town in all the Netherlands," Broek-in-Waterland is still mostly immaculate—so much so that visitors are tempted to walk barefoot on the roads. It's hard to imagine, but the picture-perfect 17th-century wooden houses are said to be even tidier inside. Note the color differences: gray houses belonged to "commoners," whereas the wealthy class
distinguished theirs with a purplish tint. There are opportunities for lunch or picnics around the town's big lake that freezes in the winter, making it an excellent spot for watching (or participating in) a Dutch obsession: ice-skating.
A small town just north of Schiphol Airport, on the edge of the Westeinder Plassen, it's no exaggeration to say this is one of the flower capitals...
The camera doesn't lie when it comes to Kinderdijk, and the virtual tour on the website gives you a clear idea of exactly what to expect. Touristy...