We take you to the real Dutch landscape, the flat countryside in the North of Amsterdam. With a canoe and a guide you will enjoy the nature reserve near Amsterdam, paddling through the reed lands and villages.
Join us as we explore the three countries of Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium visiting the cities of Amsterdam, Maastricht, Brussels and Bruges.
Get to know South Holland better on this fascinating three day tour which shows you the highlights of Amsterdam, Haarlem, where you will see the Cathedral of Saint Bravo and visit the Frans Hals Museum and much more.
“The Netherlands is an incredible holiday destination. This country is unique, open-minded and creative as well as exciting and beautiful. Canals, shopping, and tolerance are three well-known characteristics of the Netherlands. Experience these in any corner or any big city you choose to see while on holiday. There is incredible history, dynamic activities and soothing scenery to experience in the Netherlands, all which should be part of a travel through the land.”
Windmills - There are hundreds of mills in the Netherlands that were constructed either as water mills or windmills. The water mills are found mostly in the eastern and southern regions of the Netherlands while the windmills can be seen in western and northern areas. Mills speak a language – when the mill owner wants it spoken – and the language used to be much more common in days of lesser technologies. When there are blue ribbons flying on any mill in the Netherlands, usually on the first Saturday of each month, visitors are welcome to have a touring view of the mill.
Canals - Find at least one canal to scope out while on holiday in the Netherlands. It won’t be difficult, since there are five: the Herengracht, the Singel, the Singelgracht, the Keizersgracht, and the Prinsengracht. Be educated about the history and working traditions of the canals.
Culture - Don’t be fooled by the traditional costumes you might see in certain areas while on holiday, especially on the northeastern parts of the Netherlands. Dutch people aren’t usually dressed in wooden clogs and cloaks, and the women don’t usually have shocks of blonde hair braided into neat plaits. Clogs are a customary working shoe of sturdy and dry proportion often still used in place of working shoes or rubber boots.
History - See the Amsterdam residence and hiding place of Anne Frank’s family. Visit the Wynand Fockink, a distillery and winery established in 1679. If in the Netherlands on April 30, do not be alarmed when you see thousands of people haphazardly dressed in orange and dancing down every street; this celebration is the national holiday, the Queen’s birthday. Hop on a bus at 11am or 1pm on any weekday to receive a three-hour Netherlands history lesson from trained travel guides.
Art - Enjoy art and the history of expositions in the Netherlands at the famed Amadeus Art Gallery in Amersfoort or the illustrious Art Gallery Soho in Holland. You’ll find an art lesson for all tastes and styles; there are halls of modern artists like Herman Brood and M.C. Escher as well as portfolios of legendary contemporary artists like H.P. Berlage and Willem Penaat. Try a galleria art class, find quiet solace in early morning or evening exposition viewings, or try a virtual gallery tour.
Sport - Mesh with locals and play in a weekly association football, volleyball, or field hockey game; you’re sure to find a game in most towns since one-fourth of all citizens in the Netherlands are committed to a sport association game. In certain months of the year, there are figure skating competitions as well as tennis and cricket games.
The Netherlands has mild climate all year round with cool winters and warm summers. You won’t be uncomfortably hot or cold. The high season is from June to August and denotes crowds and the sunniest days of summer. September through December are still perfect months for a holiday in the Netherlands with periods of warm, dry spells. Slushy, snowy, cold winters stay from December through February.
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