The Netherlands (or Holland), located in northwestern Europe, is known for a flat landscape of canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling routes.
The Capital is Amsterdam and famous for its Dutch-renaissance beauty.
A rare combination of a beautiful old-world charm with cobbled streets between historic old townhouses and the calm flow of the canal is mesmerizing as you spend your days exploring this quaint country by bicycle – the icon of the Netherlands.
Experience charming windmills and luscious greed fields, which explode into a rainbow of colours as tulips bloom between March and May and line up perfectly for that much-awaited season of the Tulip Festival – a photographers’ paradise.
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT
With the leaves changing and the foods and beers of the festive season emerge, June, or between September and November, are the best time to visit the Netherlands. The average temperatures are pleasant, ranging from 9°C – 19°C.
July and August are High Seasons, where the weather is hot and generally lots of crowds and tourists. The average temperature is 0°C and 4.4°C during the cold season.
The Netherlands enjoys a moderate oceanic climate featuring mild winters, cool summers and a dry season.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Language: Dutch is the official language of The Netherlands.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Banks & ATMs:
De Nederlandsche Bank is the country’s national central bank.
ATMs are available everywhere, easily obtainable using our locator. The locator shows you all the Geldmaat, ABN AMRO, ING and Rabobank cash machines in the Netherlands.
Plugs and Sockets:
The Netherlands uses the Type F plug, which has two round pins.
The standard voltage is 230-volts, but some hotels have special plugs for 110 or 120-volt shavers.
Crime rates are low in the Netherlands, so it is safe to travel. Use common sense and be vigilant of your surroundings and pickpocketers.
The national airline carrier for the Netherlands is KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, with Amsterdam as the central hub for most international airlines. Flights are also available to Eindhoven, Groningen, Maastricht and Rotterdam.
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