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Netherlands tailor-made holidays


The Netherlands literally means 'the low lands' and almost half the country lies below sea level; it's only saved by a series of clever dykes. Founded on strict Calvinist principles the country has developed liberal attitudes to most things, making it an interesting place to visit. The people are similarly complicated, at once pragmatic and private, yet friendly and open-minded.

The capital Amsterdam is full of narrow, gabled houses, art museums, concert halls and theatres. Of particular note is the Riijksmueum, home to a large collection of old masters. Visit Anne Frank's house or take a canal tour for a different perspective on life here. In the evening explore the bars, coffee shops, restaurants and red light district.

Away from the capital, Utrecht has many of Amsterdam's attractions without the crowds and Rotterdam is starting to rival the capital as designers and architects descend on the port and a raft of new openings improve the café and nightlife scene here.

Elsewhere, take advantage of the flat countryside to cycle around the Randstad region and see spectacular fields of tulips bloom in spring. The province of Zeeland, protected by a system of dykes, is home to a number of harbour towns offering excellent seafood.


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At a glance

Flying time from UK
1 hour

Time zone
GMT +1

Euro (€) = 100 cents

Dutch. English is widely spoken

Travel advice
Check the FCDO for visa & Covid-19 travel advice

Special offers in the Netherlands

Travelmarvel Polaris European Gems River Cruise

European Gems

15-day river cruise from £1,995 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Save up to £1,800 per person on selected departures
Book by: 31 October 2020

Includes return flights from the UK. Join Travelmarvel for 15 day fantastic days cruising from Budapest to Amsterdam aboard Travelmarvel Polaris on this affordable river cruise.

Top itineraries in the Netherlands

Pegnitz River, Nuremberg, Germany

Magnificent Europe: The Rhine & Danube with APT

15-day river cruise

This fully-inclusive luxury cruise showcases the best of the Rhine and Danube, calling at quiet riverside villages and city greats alike between Holland, Germany, Austria and Hungary. There’s included touring throughout, ranging from castle piano recitals to steam train trips.

What to do in the Netherlands

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