Amsterdam has great connectivity by both rail and airline. Everyone speaks English, and the culture is very diverse in this historical city. Its also known as the bicycle capital of the world. There are many things to do in Amsterdam and there is always something new around some corner to be explored. It is worth taking a look at their museums and galleries as they have been voted to be some of the best in Europe.
Utrecht is situated in the heart of The Netherlands. All city centre venues are within walking distance, and this makes for an ideal reason to explore its history and modern culture.
Rotterdam is regarded as the second city of The Netherlands. Its buildings are very futuristic. The architecture is stunning. Rotterdam also offers a traveller a spectacular nightlife scene which is far less overcrowded than Amsterdam.
The Hague is a city that has a very international appeal. This is where you can find the Dutch national government and the Dutch Royal Family.
Noordwijk: a modern coastal town steeped in history, 13 km of sandy beaches, a great diversity of modern conveniences and conference facilities are offered by a range hotels. It is also the home of the European Space Research and Technology Centre.
WHAT’S NEW IN NETHERLANDS
The weird and wonderful – Consider staying in a tiny Bridge house in Amsterdam. This is where cranes have been converted into luxury suites, tram carriages turned into hotel rooms and even crooked canal house apartments.
AALSMEER FLOWER PARADE
WHEN: September (1st Saturday) WHERE: Aalsmeer (South West of Amsterdam) BEST FOR: Parade, Flowers, Colour
AMSTERDAM CANAL PARADE
WHEN: August (1st Saturday) WHERE: Amsterdam BEST FOR: Costumes, Music, Fun, Parties
AMSTERDAM GAY PRIDE
WHEN: July 27 – Aug 4 WHERE: Amsterdam BEST FOR: Street Parties and parade
INTERNATIONAL SAND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL
WHEN: April to June WHERE: Scheveningen BEST FOR: Art
WHEN: June WHERE: Nr Maastricht, Limburg BEST FOR: Music, Rock Concerts
WHEN: 29th or 30th April WHERE: Amsterdam BEST FOR: Street Parties
THE FOUR DAYS MARCHES
WHEN: Mid July WHERE: Nijmegen BEST FOR: Worlds Largest Walking Event