In this article I highlight the 5 national parks in the middle of the Netherlands. As a lover of forests and wildlife, my personal favorites are among them. So, let’s go into it and let me know of you are going to add one or more Dutch National Parks to your Netherlands itinerary?
If you are in the Netherlands you really should visit Haarlem for 1 or 2 days. It is close to Amsterdam, it is less touristy and has a beautiful historic downtown with plenty of interesting sights. And for the foodies among us: it was the most gastronomic city in the Netherlands in 2019. I provide a list of options that you can add to your own Haarlem itinerary.
With its extensive hiking network and beautiful nature reserves, the Netherlands is ideally suited for a hiking holiday. You are also in the right place for beautiful day trips. I have made many hikes throughout the Netherlands and that is why I can show you the most beautiful areas and the best trails.
In this article I provide a list of national, public and other holidays in the Netherlands. I tell what is celebrated and how it is celebrated. Have you ever heard of ‘Sinterklaas’? Do you want to know what is celebrated on King’s Day? This article gives you a glimpse into Dutch culture. With this useful information you can adjust your travel schedule accordingly.
When you travel to the Netherlands, Utrecht is a city that you should definitely visit. It is a pleasant university city with an interesting historic city centre and there are far fewer tourists than in Amsterdam or Rotterdam. In this article I give you information about visiting Utrecht and I give suggestions about fun and interesting activities and attractions.
It can be very confusing; do we call that small country Holland or the Netherlands? Why does it have these 2 names? And which one is actually correct? In this article I will answer these questions. More than once when I am abroad, I was asked where I am from. When I answer with “The Netherlands”, the following question is: “You mean Holland?” it is similar to calling a Scotsman an Englishman, it can be a sensitive issue.
When you visit the Netherlands, you will probably visit Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. But I suggest not to skip Rotterdam in your Netherlands itinerary. Rotterdam is the second largest city of the Netherlands and is unique in terms of architecture. In this article I will tell you what is so special about this city and I give tips what not to miss in the centre of Rotterdam.
The Netherlands is very densely populated. This has resulted in an extensive road network and rail network. Although public transport in the Netherlands is very well organized, it is found to be complicated, even by Dutch people. In this article I give you information about the types of public transport, how to buy tickets and I give you the best websites to plan your trip.