Netherlands Travel, Backpacking & Gap Year Guide

The Netherlands is a beautiful country with exciting cities, picturesq tulip fields, friendly locals and lots of interesting destinations. A good starting point is Amsterdam which is one of the best cities in Europe. Get information, advice and inspiration for the best things to do if you would like to travel, go backpacking or take a gap year in the Netherlands.


Adventure Tours, Backpacking Trips & Gap Year Programs in Netherlands

Travel to Netherlands

Netherlands Travel Guide

Our Netherlands destination guide aims to give you all the information you need to have an amazing experience in this country.

Find affordable travel and backpacking ideas with advice for amazing things to do and how you can be more than just your average traveller. You can also get recommendations for budget travel tips, advice on places to stay and how visit the Netherlands on a budget.

Find inspiration for the best things to do if you would like to travel 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.


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 & Costs
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. Amsterdam is generally the most expensive place in the country as this is the most touristy.

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


Gap Year in Netherlands

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. 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.