Thinking of visiting Holland, the Netherlands for a weekend, short break or holiday? And have you already been to Amsterdam or are looking to explore a different Dutch destination? Then let Visit Holland Tourism inspire you with some other Dutch getaways with loads to offer visitors and tourists. Discover the Netherlands as loved by locals on hollandtourism.org.
Explore historic Dutch cities
Although most tourists to the Netherlands naturally gravitate to Amsterdam, there are a myriad of other Dutch cities well-worth a visit. For instance, Haarlem which is a charming city, 20 minutes from Schiphol airport by train or bus. Not only does Haarlem have a lovely historic centre, with pretty cobble-stoned streets, it is also known as the best shopping-city in the Netherlands – and has a great restaurant and bar-scene too.
And have you ever considered Rotterdam? A vibrant city with fantastic architecture. The Independent praised it highly, stating that a city-trip to Rotterdam beats Amsterdam due to it’s futuristic architecture, great restaurants and value-for-money accommodation.
Also interesting – especially for US visitors – is lively Leiden. A charming student city, with fabulous museums all within walking distance, Leiden is also home to the American Pilgrim museum and many visitors to Leiden discover ancestorial ties with the founders of New England who stopped in Leiden en-route to their new country.
And then there’s Utrecht, Maastricht, Breda, Groningen, the Hague, Rotterdam and Arnhem… Not to mention all the lovely national parks, dunes, beaches and villages of North Holland to explore. Find out more on HollandTourism.
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Visit Holland & stay in heavenly Dutch hotels
Holland offers a great array of accommodation from country estate hotels to camping sites directly located on the beach. Whether you like sleeping under the stars or sleeping under 5-stars you’ll be spoilt for choice when booking your Dutch accommodation.
Right Royal Dutch Celebrations
Famous for being gezellig there’s always something to celebrate in the Netherlands and when there is, you’ll be sure that the Dutch will be out in full-force in their orange gear. The most famous of these colourful occassions is King’s day (27 April) – the King’s birthday – but large sporting events will also bring out the cheer in droves. Find out more about going Dutch on HollandTourism and explore the Netherlands like a local.