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Best Small Towns in Netherlands

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The 10 Best Small Towns in the Netherlands

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Location: North Holland

Population: 7,400


Location: Friesland

Population: 15,500


Location: North Holland

Population: 17,550


Location: North Holland

Population: 6,700

Broek in Waterland

Location: Norrth Holland

Population: 2,350


Location: Friesland

Population: 2,620


Location: Overijssel

Population: 17,200


Location: North Holland

Population: 23,000


Here's the village of fairytale fame, the locale of the 1865 novel, Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates, in which a Dutch boy sticks his finger in the dike to prevent the town from flooding. The village is actually built around a 13th-century dam on the River Spaarne, where the Spaarne flows into the River IJ. There's also a statue in Spaarndam dedicated to Hans Brinker, the fictional "Hero of Haarlem."

Location: North Holland

Population: 3,200


Location: Friesland

Population: 13,000

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