From the aqueducts in Amsterdam to history in The Hague, the peaceful—and very laid-back—Netherlands is the perfect destination for the traveller who wants to experience a little bit of everything. And we mean everything. Located west of Germany, north of Belgium and just a tiny puddle-jump away from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands has long been a hub for world-class art and world-famous shenanigans.
Netherlands sees a lot of visitors, so you’ll find plenty Netherlands hotels to choose from, both in the metropolitan areas and along the scenic route. And if your fish and chips craving can’t be quieted, book London accommodation and cross the pond for a night or two.
Each of the major cities could easily take up your holiday time, so for a whirlwind tour, don’t miss the Riljksmuseum and the Van Gough Museum, both in Amsterdam. What better way to get to know Netherlands than browsing centuries of its artistic masterminds? For a fun walking tour, spend an arvo shopping and snacking in The Jordaan, a waterfront neighbourhood and the location of Anne Frank’s childhood home.
Art-lovers can keep rejoicing, because southwest of Amsterdam is The Hague’s Mauritshuis Museum. It’s small, but it boasts some big names, like Vermeer’s “The Girl with the Pearl Earring”. Swap the gallery walls for ocean views at the pier and promenade—arguably the best place to catch a sunset in Netherlands. Next, visit more big cities like Rotterdam and Utrecht, or travel along the “Flower Route” between Haarlem and Naaldwijk to see the tulip fields and small villages that give the country its colour and character. With a stacked itinerary, it’s a good thing accommodation in Netherlands comes in all shapes and sizes!
Catch a flight to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), one of Europe’s busiest travel stops. From there, you can get around the larger cities with metro systems and tour the countryside on the train or with one of Wotif’s car hire deals. But before you fly, you’ve got to book Netherlands accommodation and airfares. Save big on both when you book Netherlands holidays with Wotif and get going!