Gerrit Vandenberg

Local travel blogger, author, coach, tour guide


Bachelor's degree Tourism Management


Netherlands, Amsterdam, Blogging, Planning


  • Bachelor degree in Tourism Management
  • Certified Crambridge English CAE - advanced level (C1)
  • Travel planning coach at Hidden Holland
  • Private Tour Guide at Hidden Holland


Gerrit is the driving force behind Hidden Holland, a destionation blog about the Netherlands—a country he knows like the back of his hand.

Gerrit's love for the Netherlands isn't just something he writes about – it's a part of who he is. Traveling, writing, or just having a chat over coffee, you'll always find him sharing a story or two about his favorite Dutch spots.

Gerrit's explored the country from North to South and East to West. From the beautiful canals of Amsterdam to the historic charm of Maastricht, and everywhere in between. What is most important for him is to show you the real Netherlands, both in Amsterdam and outside.

Wether that's a beautiful canal in Amsterdam away from the crowds, a hidden courtyard, or a painting at the Rijksmuseum you could otherwise pass without noticing.

While many visitors picture the Netherlands as just flat grasslands, windmills, and cows, Gerrit is passionate about showcasing a more realistic image.

He enjoys introducing travelers to the country's forests with stunning fall colors, unique islands which together form another UNESCO World Heritage location in the Netherlands, and yes, there are even some hilly regions.

The Netherlands isn't as flat as you might think!

He has always been to the to go source for family and friends to fine tuning their itineraries, besides crafting his own travel plans and he is excited to share that knowledge now with people at large trough his blog.

And he is just a video call away to help you craft your own.

Gerrit's writing is a unique blend of local insights combined with practical travel advice.

If you want a genuine taste of the Netherlands, Gerrit's articles on Hidden Holland are a great place to start planning your trip.


Gerrit has a degree in Tourism Management and passed the Cambridge English CAE at an advanced level. He's a big fan of continuous learning and often takes new courses. And he enjoys exploring museums to deepen his connection to Dutch history. He tries to visit 2-4 Dutch museums every month.

About Hidden Holland:

Hidden Holland is a local destination travel blog written by a local. It's the dream child of Gerrit. Learn more about his inspiring story "From a critical health scare to celebrating Holland's charms" here .

The blog is dedicated to the best of the Netherlands. Hidden Holland combines both the top attractions with local off the beaten track sights.

With practical articles you'll be empowered to travel with confidence no matter whether you'll stay only in Amsterdam or venture beyond. Handy how to guides, insides in Dutch culture, and destination guides are all there to ensure you'll have a smooth journey.

Hidden Holland reaches over 100,000 readers annually through its content. All content on is fact checked and reviewed by a local editor for accuracy. Every article gets an annual check-up to ensure it's always up-to-date.

Learn more about our editorial process here.

If you want to send Gerrit a quick message, you can contact him here.

Articles written by Gerrit

How To Get To Kroller Muller Museum From Amsterdam.

How To Get To Kröller Müller Museum From Amsterdam

Looking how get to Kroller Muller Museum from Amsterdam? Let's make it easy. Here are the 4 best methods to make your trip seamless and enjoyable.
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Empty Gallery of Honour in the Rijksmuseum.

21 Rijksmuseum Facts

Are you looking to learn about Rijksmuseum facts that help planning your visit to the most famous museum in Amsterdam? Then this post is for you.
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Town hall Grand Place Brussels city center.

Amsterdam To Brussels

Planning a trip from Amsterdam to Brussels? Discover the easiest routes and my tips with this guide for a hassle-free experience 🧳.
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Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam Private boat.

Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam

I help you select the optimal Amsterdam Boat Tour. There is no one-size-fits-all but I make it easy. Here are the best canal cruise Amsterdam experiences.
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We visited the Zaanse Schans Windmills with our Go City Amsterdam pass.

Go City Amsterdam Pass Review

The Go City Amsterdam card promises value. But does it deliver? I tested the card to its limits. Read my honest review to find out.
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I Amsterdam City Card

Is The Amsterdam Card Worth It In 2024?

Is the Amsterdam Card worth it? Is the card bargain or just hype? Determine with this extensive post if it's the right fit for your 2023 Amsterdam visit.
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Museum Visitors painting at the Marius van Dokkum Museum in Harderwijk.

Marius Van Dokkum Museum Harderwijk

Step into the unique Marius Van Dokkum Museum, the only Dutch Museum with works from a living artist. His humorous work just warms your soul.
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Mauritshuis The Hague from Hofvijver.

The Mauritshuis Museum The Hague

Iconic Dutch 17th-century artworks at Mauritshuis Museum, a must-see in The Hague. Discover Vermeer, Hals, Rembrandt and so many more.
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Schutterij at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem.

Frans Hals Museum: What to Expect

Explore masterpieces of the Dutch Golden Age at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem – was he an impressionist? And why two locations?
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GVB Amsterdam trams are part of the Amsterdam Public Transport network.

How To Use Amsterdam Trams

All you need to know is to use Amsterdam trams operated by GVB. Get around by tram in Amsterdam efficiently and with ease with these helpful tips.
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