Nederland is a wonderful city located in the state of Texas, United States. Situated in Jefferson County, Nederland has a population of more than 17,500 residents on an area of exactly 5.7 square miles (14.8 square kilometers). Nederland was founded in 1897 by the Dutch settlers of the area and the name of the city actually means "Low Lands". Throughout the years, Nederland has managed to develop amazingly, mostly due to the rice and dairy farming. Currently, visitors arriving in Nederland are able to admire numerous beautiful historic buildings and there are some lovely sights of interest located in the city that should not be missed by any tourists.
Top Attractions within Nederland
The Dutch Windmill Museum is the place to start an amazing cultural trip to Nederland. Within this museum you will find some interesting collections depicting the history of the city, since the early settlement of the area. Here you will have the opportunity to visit various collections honoring the founders of Nederland, its Dutch settlers. The museum first opened in 1969 and it is located in Tex Ritter Park. Visiting this spot when being in Nederland is really a must as there is no way you will not be charmed by the great historical collections displayed here.
The Nederland Heritage Festival is one of the most important events that take place in the beautiful city. The festival is held every year and it aims to honor the founding of Nederland. The first celebrations took place in 1973 and the event manages to draw more than 100,000 visitors in attendance, every year. The Nederland Heritage Festival lasts about a week over which various events are being hosted by the city.
Tex Riter Park is both a lovely recreational venue and a place of a great cultural and historical importance. The spot is also known under the name of the Museum Park. So, here you will find a museum honoring famous country singer Tex Ritter. The Maison Acadienne, known under the name of the French House Museum, also is located within the park.