Anyone who says that a trip to the Netherlands is monotonous is anything but an adventurer. This flat country of polders, with its vast green meadows where fat cows graze, interspersed with canals and dotted here and there with mills, is a land of battle. The Battlefields people have exhausted themselves to push back the sea to extend their territory, witnessing this historic struggle : the land of Zeeland which suffered the cataclysm of floods in 1953. A small country with crazy ambitions that has conquered the world and from Maastricht in the south, through Delft, to Groningen in the north, its beautiful cities offer many faces. The beautiful Maastricht, Breda the fortified one, the ancient Nijmegen, the : disconcerting and dynamic Rotterdam and especially the bewitching Amsterdam combine tradition and modernity with the image of the country. From east to west, from north to south, the traveller never gives in to boredom and keeps in mind the dreamy countryside of the province of Gelderland, the peninsulas of Zeeland where sky, land and sea merge around Middelburg, the beautiful historic city, the laughing valleys of Limburg, the immense flat expanses of Friesland dotted with bogs, ponds and swamps. As for Amsterdam, the Venice of the North, it is impossible not to succumb to the charm of this capital set on the waves, a tangle of canals with changing waters, like so many veins that flow towards its heart.

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When to go to Netherlands?

Early spring (April and May) is undoubtedly the best time to visit the Netherlands: if the air can be fresh then it is usually the driest time of the year and Holland is adorned with flowers in a thousand colours. The high season is in summer, but Amsterdam is a city that can be visited all year round. So plan to book your hotel nights before you leave! On the other hand, you will then be very numerous to visit the city and the queues of museums and attractions will sometimes seem endless.

However, the Netherlands can be visited very well in all seasons. In autumn and winter, the weather can be very variable, but the photogenic landscapes and the atmosphere in the cafés are unique and inescapable. Spring and summer probably seem like the ideal seasons to visit, but as everyone seems to agree, downtown is crowded and museums are under attack. The fields are then in bloom, the cultural activities outside are starting again.

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The offer is diverse and varied to discover the Netherlands. Discover the Dutch countryside by bike, city escapades in Amsterdam, Maastricht or The Hague, romantic and cultural stays, a tour in the footsteps of Van Gogh: the possibilities are numerous. The destination lends itself to several types of stay. Given the variety of offers, prices are adapted to small budgets, but also to those who are looking for a charming stay.

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It is very easy to go to the Netherlands alone, the transport networks ñ road, rail and air being very developed and the means to get there are numerous (plane, train, coach, car...). However, beware of pickpockets in tourist areas and large cities. Remember to book well in advance during the summer or during the holidays.

As far as air travel is concerned, the distances are so short in Holland that this mode of transport is unsuitable. But apart from flying, the main transport modes are easily accessible: train, bus, boat, car and bicycle. In large cities, the transport network is so developed that the car is not of much interest

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When to travel?

Early spring (April and May) is undoubtedly the best time to visit the Netherlands: if the air can be fresh then it i...
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Weather forecast

The weather can change very quickly. In general, the Netherlands has a temperate ocean climate with high winds and sh...
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Budget

Since 2002, the euro has been the currency used in the Netherlands. In recent years, the Netherlands has experienced...
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Formalities

Access to the European territory of the Netherlands requires a valid national identity card or passport (to the exclu...
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Health

No vaccination is mandatory and no disease is to be feared. However, make sure your vaccinations are up to date. The...
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How to travel by yourself?

It is very easy to go to the Netherlands alone, the transport networks ñ road, rail and air being very developed and...
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How to get organized?

The offer is diverse and varied to discover the Netherlands. Discover the Dutch countryside by bike, city escapades i...
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Getting around

As far as air travel is concerned, the distances are so short in Holland that this mode of transport is unsuitable. B...
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