Gap Years, Backpacking & Travelling in Netherlands

When visiting the Netherlands expect beautiful countryside, exciting cities, picturesq tulip fields, friendly locals and lots of interesting destinations. A good starting point is Amsterdam which is a cultured and a great city to explore. If you would like to make the most of the experience view our Holland travel and gap year ideas which are a great way to see the country and do more than just sightseeing. 


Netherlands Travel Ideas, Gap Year Programs & Experiences

Find inspiration for the best things to do in the Netherlands if you would like to go travelling, backpacking or take a gap year.

Netherlands Travel Guide

Netherlands Travel Guide

Get information, ideas and inspiration for taking a trip to the Netherlands.

  • Capital: Amsterdam
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Population: 16,700,000 (approx)
  • International Dialing Code +31


Top Reasons to Visit the Netherlands 

  • Great transport links
  • Modern infrastructure
  • Peaceful culture
  • World famous cities like Amsterdam
  • Sample the local cuisine
  • Great value for money destination
  • Dutch people are among the friendliest in the world


How to Get to the Netherlands 

The Netherlands is one of the best connected countries in the world. You can fly, book the train or bus overland from Europe.


Netherlands Gap Year

If you’re looking for a European travel destination, the Netherlands is about as good as it gets. You can see the famed tulips in their full springtime brilliance, and also get a shot to roam the streets of Amsterdam and take in its well-known party scene. Believe it or not, this city famed for its night time party scene is also known for its spring flowers and pleasant atmosphere.


Best Places to Visit in the Netherlands 

Amsterdam offers so many different experiences, from exploring cities to seeing stunning countryside. These are places you should add to your Netherands travel itinerary:

  • Amsterdam
  • Rotterdam
  • Maastricht
  • Den Bosch
  • Groningen
  • Utrecht
  • Keukenhof 
  • Hoge Veluwe National Park


Netherlands Travel Tips

  • Suggested Daily Budget: You will probably need around 30 euros per day to cover accommodation, food and sightseeing. This really depends on your level of comfort and things you want to do though.
  • Accommodation: You can find cheap hotels and hostels throughout the country, book in advance to secure the best deals. Hostel dorm beds are your best option on a budget
  • General: Amsterdam is generally the most expensive place in the country as this is the most touristy.


View our Europe budget travel guide.





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