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Another shot of de Veluwe after snowfall | © Doggettx / Flickr
Another shot of de Veluwe after snowfall | © Doggettx / Flickr
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17 Stunning Photos That Show the Netherlands Is the Perfect Winter Destination

Picture of Tom Coggins
Updated: 12 October 2017
Even during the coldest months of the year, the Netherlands easily ranks among the best places to spend time abroad in Europe. In fact, many parts of the country become even more stunning during particularly cold spells and look truly incredible after ice, frost or snow has descended.
The open air ice rink outside the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
The open air ice rink outside the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam | © Guilhem Vellut / Flickr
A snowstorm in Amsterdam
A snowstorm in Amsterdam | © Lauri Väin / Flickr
Snow on Amsterdam’s canal belt
Snow on Amsterdam’s canal belt | © Jannes Glas. / Flickr
People skating on Amsterdam’s frozen canals
People skating on Amsterdam’s frozen canals | © MrTopper007 / Flickr
An illuminated artwork on Amsterdam’s frozen Prinsengracht canal, placed there during the city’s Light Festival
An illuminated artwork on Amsterdam’s frozen Prinsengracht canal, placed there during the city’s Light Festival | © Arden / Flickr
Utrecht Oudegracht canal in winter
Utrecht Oudegracht canal in winter | ©Daniel Farrell / Flickr
Giethoorn’s famous canals frozen over
Giethoorn’s famous canals frozen over | © pixabay
A line of bikes covered in snow
A line of bikes covered in snow | © pixabay
De Hoge Veluwe National Park after snowfall
De Hoge Veluwe National Park after snowfall | © pixabay
Another shot of de Veluwe after snowfall
Another shot of de Veluwe after snowfall |  © Doggettx / Flickr
A cold morning at Zaans Schans
A cold morning at Zaans Schans | © pixabay
Crisp, morning mist over Kinderdijk Windmill Network
Crisp, morning mist over Kinderdijk Windmill Network | © Sasja Milenkovic / Flickr
A country path near Asselt, Limburg
A country path near Asselt, Limburg | © Bert Kauffman . Flickr
A wintry path outside Gouda
A wintry path outside Gouda | © Frans Berkelaar / Flickr
Another beautiful, wintry shot taken outside Ouder Amstell
Another beautiful, wintry shot taken outside Ouder Amstell | © Markus Keuter / Flickr
The Dutch houses of parliament in the Hague capped with snow
The Dutch houses of parliament in the Hague capped with snow | © De Witt / Flickr
Clear skies over Eierland Lighthouse on the island of Texel
Clear skies over Eierland Lighthouse on the island of Texel | © Boudewijn Berends / Flickr