When: It doesn’t really matter when you travel to The Netherlands as there’s no great variant in the weather and cities will always be busy whether it’s the school holidays or not.
Where: You’ve got a great range of places to visit in The Netherlands so it really depends on what you fancy. If it’s art and culture you’re after then why not head for one of the famous museums such as the Van Gogh, the Amsterdam Museum or the Anne Frank? Otherwise, you might want to get on your bike and soak up some of the many flower fields you’ll find dotted across the region. For something a little coastal, try the Wadden area – or some of the picturesque villages such as Broek-in-Waterl
Why: If you’re looking to travel solo, then rest assured that the Dutch are a real friendly bunch of people with a distinctive sense of humour! If you want a bit of peace and quiet on your own, that’s fine – but you’ll never be far from a friendly face either.
When: The only thing you need to worry about is getting everyone’s diaries co-ordinated since there’s no such thing as a bad time to visit. Just remember to pack your brollies as you can expect a few light showers all year round.
Where: For something a bit different why not round your mates up for a few games of golf on one of the many fantastic courses over here? You’ll find a great selection of driving ranges to practice on before teeing off in style – just mind you don’t hit those gorgeous flower heads along the way. If you’re looking for a more raucous kind of catch up, then either head for Amsterdam or perhaps take a tour of one of the many breweries you’ll find scattered around. Most end with a taster session so
Why: Because you never need an excuse to get together with your mates. It’s easy to go months without a proper catch up so get yourselves moving and head for The Netherlands.
When: Why not try a city break in The Netherlands for Valentine’s – or maybe even an Easter break, instead of scoffing all the Easter eggs back home (It’s better for the waist line too!).
Where: For her The Netherlands has no shortage of shopping opportunities so you’re guaranteed to keep her happy with a bit of retail therapy! For him you’ll find loads of breweries and locally produced beers such a Heineken and Amstel – so once you’ve shopped ‘til you’ve dropped, he can’t really complain! We don’t want any arguments after all. Wherever you decide to venture, you’ll also find some superb gastronomic restaurants where you can enjoy a candlelit evening meal and perhaps a
Why: The Netherlands is such a romantic place to visit. Whether you choose to walk hand-in-hand through a gorgeous flower filled field or simply amble round one of the many cities you’ll be feeling loved up in no time.
When: No one wants a duel with the Headmaster, so you’ll need to aim for the school holidays! Visit at Easter and you’ll catch all the flowers in bloom but head over during the summer and you’ll find the weather’s a little warmer, making it a great time to do some sightseeing.
Where: The Netherlands has loads of different theme parks, such as the Efteling and the Adventurepark Hellendoorn where you can easily spend more than a day enjoying some great rides. There are also quite a few zoos – not to mention Madam Tussands Amsterdam which replicates the one in London and is really popular with tourists. Put simply – they won’t want to go back to school!
Why: The Netherlands is a great place to visit as a family. Not only is it really friendly but you’ll find some great attractions too!