3rd World TCM & Acupuncture Forum

25-26 September, 2020 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Tourism information

The Netherlands 

The territory of the Netherlands can be divided into two parts, the European and Caribbean. The European region is located in the west of Europe, bordering on the North Sea, bordering Germany and Belgium, and across the sea with the United Kingdom. Amsterdam is the official capital city. However, the government, the king’s palace, and most embassies are located in The Hague. Netherland means a lowland country, the name comes from its flat and low-humidity terrain. , only about 50% of the land is 1 meter above sea level. Some areas were even formed by land reclamation, and these lowlands were built with seawalls for protecting. 

Flatness is the most prominent feature of Dutch terrain. The highest point is at an altitude of 321 meters.

Amsterdam

With more than 800 years of history to discover, Amsterdam is rich with fascinating sights. From ancient churches to magnificent museums, secret courtyards to quaint cobbled streets, and, of course, the city’s world-famous canals there’s an overwhelming amount of things to see and do in Amsterdam. 

More info: www.iamsterdam.com/en

The Art Center

The Netherlands, a small country on the European continent but a great art country, a leader in global culture and art. A well-known masterpiece of Dutch art is Rembrandt’s “Night Watch”, Vermeer’s “Girls with Pearl Earrings” and Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” are household names.

Amsterdam is the capital and cultural center of the Netherlands, with more than 40 museums and canals that are listed as World Heritage Sites. It has a splendid art and culture. The proportion of immigrants is very high, and multinational cultures meet here.

Traveling to Amsterdam,  Visit museums, art centers or admire diverse buildings and experience multiculturalism. The beautiful canal is like blood, running through the city, it flows on every street, every corner.

    Van Gogh Museum

    Step into Van Gogh’s world. Explore the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

    More infowww.vangoghmuseum.nl/en

      Keukenhof

      Keukenhof, the best day out among the flowers! Over 7 million bulbs will bloom this spring, with a total of 800 varieties of tulips. A unique, unforgettable experience!

      Keukenhof will be open from 21 March – 20 May 2020.

      More info: keukenhof.nl/en

        Giethoorn

        The elongated village Giethoorn is located in one of the largest areas of the Nature Association for, NP “De Wieden “. Along with the “Weerribben” it constitutes the largest continuous fenland NP areas in northern Europe.

        Way back in time peat diggers took peat from the soil, leaving it to dry and later cut peat. In two large floods (1776 and 1825) this vulnerable drying banks were washed away and lakes arose around Giethoorn

        More info: www.giethoorn.com/en/

          Zaanse Schans

          The Zaanse Schans is a residential area in which the 18th and 19th centuries are brought to life. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh cookies, or take a look at the warehouse where clogs are made. You should be sure not to miss the cheese factory, pewter foundry and the various windmills. The Zaanse Schans is a unique part of the Netherlands, full of wooden houses, mills, barns and workshops. Make a cycling or sailing trip, browse the shops or treat yourself at the pancake restaurant. A day out at the Zaanse Schans in North Holland is fun and educational.

          More info: www.dezaanseschans.nl/en

            Afsluitdijk

            The Afsluitdijk (“Enclosure Dam”) is a major dam and causeway in the Netherlands. It was constructed between 1927 and 1932 and runs from Den Oever in North Holland province to the village of Zurich in Friesland province, over a length of 32 kilometres (20 mi) and a width of 90 metres (300 ft), at an initial height of 7.25 metres (23.8 ft) above sea level.

            The Afsluitdijk is a fundamental part of the larger Zuiderzee Works, damming off the Zuiderzee, a salt water inlet of the North Sea, and turning it into the fresh water lake of the IJsselmeer. The dam serves as a sea barrier to protect the inland against flooding.

              Rotterdam

              The Port of Rotterdam is located in Rotterdam and is the largest port in Europe, covering an area of ​​105 square kilometers.  Since the beginning of the 17th century, the Dutch have established business relations with Chinese merchants, transporting European teas and porcelains from China to Europe.