Anyone who says that a trip to the Netherlands is monotonous is anything but an adventurer. This flat country of polders, with its vast green meadows where fat cows graze, interspersed with canals and dotted here and there with mills, is a land of battle. The Battlefields people have exhausted themselves to push back the sea to extend their territory, witnessing this historic struggle : the land of Zeeland which suffered the cataclysm of floods in 1953. A small country with crazy ambitions that has conquered the world and from Maastricht in the south, through Delft, to Groningen in the north, its beautiful cities offer many faces. The beautiful Maastricht, Breda the fortified one, the ancient Nijmegen, the : disconcerting and dynamic Rotterdam and especially the bewitching Amsterdam combine tradition and modernity with the image of the country. From east to west, from north to south, the traveller never gives in to boredom and keeps in mind the dreamy countryside of the province of Gelderland, the peninsulas of Zeeland where sky, land and sea merge around Middelburg, the beautiful historic city, the laughing valleys of Limburg, the immense flat expanses of Friesland dotted with bogs, ponds and swamps. As for Amsterdam, the Venice of the North, it is impossible not to succumb to the charm of this capital set on the waves, a tangle of canals with changing waters, like so many veins that flow towards its heart.