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Colourful Canals, Candlelit Cafes and Cutting-edge Nightlife; Embrace the Dutch way of life in the Netherlands.

Holidays in Netherlands:

A favourite among British travellers for long weekends and enchanting city breaks, the Netherlands, often referred to as Holland, is a land of picturesque canals, vibrant tulip fields, historic windmills, and bustling cities. Its rich cultural heritage, welcoming locals, and diverse attractions make it a perfect holiday destination year-round. With easy accessibility from the UK and other parts of Europe, it’s never been simpler to explore the wonders of this unique country.

A country where history meets modernity and nature blends seamlessly with urban life, experience the charm and beauty of the Netherlands for yourself in 2024/25 with the whole family. Whether you’re cycling through tulip fields, marvelling at world-class art, or relaxing on the beach, the Netherlands promises an unforgettable experience.

When is the best time to visit? The Netherlands is a destination that can be explored all year round. Thanks to its small size, temperatures don’t tend to shift from place to place. So, the best time to visit depends on the vibe you want. For warm sunnier days packed with outdoor events and festivities, June to September is perfect. To see the country in full bloom and alive with colourful tulips, March to May is best. For budget travellers and bargain hunters, Autumn, and Winter offer cheaper accommodation and storybook scenery.

Where is the best place to stay? From houseboats and budget bed and breakfasts to luxury hotels and stylish apartments, there are quirky accommodation options for every budget in the Netherlands. Whether you prefer the bustling streets of Amsterdam, the modern vibe of Rotterdam, the historic charm of The Hague, or the tranquillity of the countryside, where you stay all depends on what you want to experience.

Travel Guide

Colourful Canals, Candlelit Cafés and Cutting-edge Nightlife; Embrace the Dutch way of life in the Netherlands.

  • Currency: Euro
  • Average flight time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
  • Time Difference: +1 hour
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Netherlands holidays

Cities, Canals and Captivating Culture

Cities, Canals and Captivating Culture

Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ capital city, is a must-visit. Stroll along its iconic canals, visit world-renowned museums like the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, and discover the poignant history of the Anne Frank House. Don’t miss the vibrant neighbourhoods of Jordaan and De Pijp, known for their lively markets, charming cafes, and boutique shops. Head south and step back in time at Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you can see 19 well-

preserved windmills dating back to the 18th century. Learn about the Netherlands' innovative water management systems, enjoy picturesque views of these iconic structures, and snap some iconic pictures of these Dutch symbols. Just a short drive from here is The Hague. Home to the Dutch government and royal family, as well as many important museums and cultural institutions, visit the Mauritshuis in Hague to see masterpieces like Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” Nearby Rotterdam is a vibrant city known for its contemporary architecture and bustling port. Visit the striking Cube Houses, the futuristic Markthal, and the impressive Erasmus Bridge. The city’s lively cultural scene includes numerous museums, galleries, and theatres.

Natural Wonders in the Countryside:

Natural Wonders in the Countryside:

Famous for its cycling culture, to experience the Netherlands like a local, rent a bike and explore the stunning Dutch countryside. Ride through quaint villages, past historic windmills, and along scenic canals. The Hoge Veluwe National Park offers an extensive network of cycling paths through diverse landscapes, including forests, heathlands, and sand dunes. If taking in nature is top of your holiday checklist, welcome to paradise. Visit the Keukenhof Gardens, one of the world’s largest flower gardens, to witness the breathtaking beauty of millions of tulips in bloom. This colourful spectacle is typically open from mid-March to mid-May, making it a perfect springtime excursion. The Netherlands also boasts beautiful North Sea beaches perfect for a relaxing getaway. Popular seaside towns like Scheveningen and Zandvoort offer sandy shores, beachside cafes, and a variety of water sports. Enjoy the fresh sea air and unwind by the coast.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink:

Dutch cuisine is a delightful mix of flavours. For the sweet tooths, don’t miss trying traditional dishes like stroopwafels (syrup waffles) and poffertjes (mini pancakes) or for the meat lover’s raw herring and bitterballen are local delicacies to try. Visit local markets, such as the Albert Cuyp Market in Amsterdam, to savour these treats and more. The Netherlands is an eclectic destination, where modern sits by the old world and cosy cafés sit by electric nightclubs. With a thriving café culture, the Netherlands is the perfect place to relax with a cup of coffee or a locally brewed beer in a cosy brown café or enjoy a leisurely brunch along the scenic canals soaking up Dutch flavours. But it’s also the place to let loose and indulge in a vibrant drinking culture should you choose to.

Weather in Netherlands

Average monthly temperature in Netherlands (°C)

  • Jan 2°C
  • Feb 3°C
  • Mar 5°C
  • Apr 8°C
  • May 12°C
  • Jun 14°C
  • Jul 16°C
  • Aug 16°C
  • Sep 14°C
  • Oct 11°C
  • Nov 6°C
  • Dec 4°C

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