The Randstad Travel Guide


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Plan Your The Randstad Vacation

If beauty, venerable history, sylvan gardens, majestic cathedrals, and great art are at the top of your list, it can be hard choosing between the towns of the Randstad, that horseshoe arc of urban centers which dot the heartland of Holland. So visit them all.


The Randstad Hotels

Hotels in the Randstad range from elegant canal houses to cross-country chains with anonymous décor. Most large towns have... read more


The Randstad Restaurants

Although this area of Holland is home to some of the country's most worldly restaurants, keep in mind that most bars also... read more


The Randstad Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Paintings, paintings, paintings: Take in the old masters in Haarlem's Frans Hals Museum. Marvel at Vermeer's View of Delft... Read more

  • A Brief History of Delft

    Delft has more than painterly charm—many great men lived and died here. Toward the end of the 16th century, Prince William of Orange... Read more

  • Buying Delftware

    De Porceleyne Fles. It's corny, even sometimes a little tacky (miniature clogs, anyone?), but no visit to Delft would be complete... Read more

  • Vermeer: Sphinx of Delft

    As one of the world's most adored artists, Johannes Vermeer (1632–75) has been the subject of blockbuster exhibitions, theater pieces,... Read more


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