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.
Find inspiration for the best things to do in the Netherlands if you would like to go travelling, backpacking or take a gap year.
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The Netherlands is one of the best connected countries in the world. You can fly, book the train or bus overland from Europe.
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. The Netherlands is also one of the most bicycle-friendly countries in the world, there are cycling lanes set up throughout the country and there is the option to rent or buy a bicycle.
Amsterdam offers so many different experiences, from exploring cities to seeing stunning countryside. These are places you should add to your Netherands travel itinerary:
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