Netherlands Travel Guide
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- 98%Green Travelers
- 87%Local Culture
- 87%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 75%Art & Design Lovers
- 75%Nightlife Lovers
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Holland is more than Amsterdam and the Netherlands is a country offering more than cheese, clogs and canals! For a civilized vacation with the family, visit "The Hague." The "heart of the Randstad", Holland's green government city with a 11km stretch of coastline on the North Sea, is a favorite with northern European surfers and kite boarders. Cyclists love the city's extensive network of well marked bicycle trails interconnecting the city's historic cultural centrum with parks, gardens and the historic seaside village of Scheveningen. Rent a bike or take a canal boat ride from The Hague to Delft to experience the city like a local! Dutch public transport connections throughout the country country are flawless, making movement around the tiny country modern country feel to a tourist like an extended ride at an attraction park! The Hague is an ideal base form which to explore Amsterdam, Delft, Leiden and the Keukenhof!Recommended for:
- NetherlandsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 9
Tulips are as synonymous with the Netherlands as Amsterdam. In spring, entire fields are carpeted in vibrant flowering glory. Explore them on countryside gallivants by bicycle. Keukenhof Gardens is celebrated for rows upon rows of neatly prescribed tulips, draping landscapes as far as the eye can trace. Open only from mid-March to mid-May, spring blooms are an annual highlight. If you’re in Amsterdam and time is short, don’t miss Singel canal floating flower market, the only one in the world. It’s open daily. The vivid institution embodies spring as floating barges are bursting in swathes of red, pink, orange and yellow hues.Recommended for:
- NetherlandsMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6
I fell in love with this place immediately. My first impressions of The Netherlands was traveling from Paris across the countryside towards Amsterdam. Such a beautiful country and pretty much completely flat which has also made for a healthy population of biking enthusiasts! Amsterdam makes this a must do on the the Euro backpacker travel itinerary. Famous for their windmills eco remains a big focus in The Netherlands. The Netherlands is very LGBT friendly and was the first country to legalize gay marriage. The history of this country and the city of Amsterdam is like no other, considering that the country reclaimed land from the sea through dams in order to create the famous city of Amsterdam!Recommended for:
Nederland is een van de landen die carnaval vieren op een grootse manier. Rechts van vieringen aan levensmiddelen om dressing, alles is geweldig over dit land. Op http://www.feestkleding-fancydress.nl/ vindt u een aantal van theamazing carnaval kostuums en theircarnavalskleding 2013collection is een 'must bezoeken! Veel plezier!
- NetherlandsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11
Netherlands is a very small, flat country, with a lot to offer. There are the Windmills, the Tulip fields, the famous beer (Heineken, Amstel, Grolsch), the Dutch masters in Art (Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Gogh), Amsterdam's open, alternative lifestyle options (Cannabis Cafes and Red Light Districts), and a group of people that are very industrious, good business people (Let's go Dutch), and who are on average the tallest country of people in the world.
- NetherlandsAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackers+ 2
The Netherlands is a dense, friendly, welcoming country full of stereotypes, myths, and many misunderstood cultural elements. You won't find the image of bonneted, wooden-clogged, tulip-picking milkmaids anywhere except nostalgic paintings. But the image of a Dutchman on a bicycle is overwhelmingly true: everyone has a bike. Children as young as three toddle after their parents; elders well into their 80s still pedal around with thunder thighs. The Dutch are a strong, handsome, and healthy race. And they have mastered the sea in a subtle, yet smug way: most of the country is below sea level, skillfully controlled with an intricate system of polders, dikes, and dams.
The Netherlands is a country of sensible social control, practical politics (for the most part), and a respectful appreciation for its citizens. Its people are lovers of art and music, beer and cheese, and there's never a poor excuse to sit with friends or family for a cup of coffee.
Towns are family-oriented, children play in the streets, and public transportation seamlessly gets you practically anywhere you want to go. Shops close at 6pm during the week, and are closed entirely (though some major city stores have limited hours) on Sundays.
The Dutch are considered vanilla to their hard-nosed German and eccentric Belgian neighbors, but they provide a friendly, welcoming, and hospitable relief from the intensities of the rest of the continent.
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I only spent a couple of hours in this City as I had an airline ticket to fly out of Skiphol Airport back to Manchester and had no alternative means of getting home ( this was at the end of a fortnight's holiday in Brussels staying with one of my sisters and her husband and four children who were living in there at the time! ) so I had to catch an express train from Brussels to Amsterdam and then catch a coach out to the Airport! What I saw of Amsterdam was great - so clean and the people are so helpful and genuine that I wished at the time that I'd stayed there for the preceding fortnight instead of in Brussels!
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Aliases: The Netherlands, Holland