For a relatively small country that has a population below 20 million, there are numerous destinations in the Netherlands perfect for your next holiday. Also known as Holland, the country speaks Dutch and borders with Germany and Belgium. Popular places to visit are the vibrant capital of Amsterdam, a hotbed of nightlife, bars, and restaurants, the picturesque Leiden, the birthplace of Rembrandt, and the popular beaches in The Hague, the country’s political centre.
A Netherlands holiday isn’t complete without a visit to its capital, Amsterdam. One of the most popular capital cities in Europe, Amsterdam is a city full of mazy roads, stunning architecture, and an amazing nightlife scene. The vibrant city is full of cyclists exploring, while the walking routes through amazing city sights are equally impressive. Famous for its canals, quaint houses and multitude of bicycles, the city is outlined by five circles of romantic tree-lined canals and they are repeatedly crossed by old-fashioned stone bridges. Take a stroll through the cobbled streets that have changed very little since the 17th century and experience the buzz of the Damrak-area in the centre of town. Here, you’ll find a mess of bars and restaurants as you decide what speed you want your night to go.
Amsterdam is considered to be one of Europe’s leading cities for art, offering plenty of opportunities to explore galleries and museums. Visit the Anne Frank Museum for an insight into life in World War Two, while a visit to the Museumplein will lead you to the Van Gogh Museum, The Stedelijk Museum for modern art, and the famous Rijksmuseum for more classical works. During Christmas, the Museumplein will also feature a skating rink, surrounded by festive market stalls – a veritable winter wonderland.
For an alternative Netherlands holiday, try Leiden, a picturesque city which is also the birthplace of painter, Rembrandt. A walk through the historic city centre will explain how the famous artist could have been easily influenced with gorgeous architecture and natural scenery, while the city also has a number of interesting museums to visit. The Hague is the capital of the South Holland province and has a wonderful coast on the North Sea – as well as numerous pretty beaches.
When most people think of the Netherlands, they tend to think of Amsterdam. However, there is much more to the Netherlands than just one city. The laidback, carefree attitude of Amsterdam that many find so appealing is prevalent throughout the Netherlands. The Dutch coast in particular is something to be marvelled at. The Dutch are famous for their ingenious feats of engineering, which have allowed them to reclaim a considerable amount of their coastline from the sea. Package holidays to the Netherlands from Fleetway Travel make it possible to experience the wonders of this destination without breaking the bank. With our Netherlands holidays, you get to experience one of the best travel destinations in the world. Holidays to the Netherlands don’t get much better than this.
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