Welcome to the Netherlands

A small country that’s big on culture and nature

The Netherlands: fiercely independent, open-minded and full of pleasant surprises. Visit our amazing country and discover all the wonderful things it has to offer. Admire the groundbreaking architecture in our green cities, follow in the footsteps of the Dutch Masters or unwind in one of our many beautiful nature reserves. You’re cordially invited to immerse yourself in Dutch culture and truly feel like a local.

Girl works in atelier in Arnhem Modekwartier district
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Dutch fashion: sustainable and innovative

Discover the innovative, sustainable fashion of the Netherlands. Get inspiration from the pioneers of Dutch fashion who are shaping the future of clothing with new technologies and a circular approach.

The word Slow written in front of Cabiner
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How to enjoy a sustainable holiday in the Netherlands!

Tops tips for a fantastic green holiday in the Netherlands.

Van Gogh Huis Nieuw-Amsterdam Veenoord, Drenthe
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Vincent van Gogh: shaped by the Dutch countryside

Explore the beautiful Dutch landscape that led Vincent van Gogh to become one of the greatest painters of all time. Follow in his footsteps and experience the natural beauty of Brabant and Drenthe.

Wander around our national parks

Explore the Dutch national parks

With so many national parks, the Netherlands has something for everyone. Here are our top tips.

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Like a local
Explore our cities like a true local

Explore our cities like a true local

Let’s go outside!

Let’s go outside!

The heat of the summer is behind us and it’s time to enjoy the most beautiful season of the year in the Netherlands: autumn! Go for a lovely walk or bike ride through the ever-changing autumn landscape, experience one-of-a-kind art and culture in our welcoming cities or get a breath of fresh sea air at the now quiet beaches.

Bosbergtoren Appelscha in fall in Friesland
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Enjoy fall in the Netherlands

Fall is the most beautiful time of year in the Netherlands. Read all about it here!



Travel sustainably

Travel sustainably

NS train through landscape with mill

Did you know: There is a total of 3,200 kilometres of train tracks in the Netherlands? Read more

Transport in the Netherlands

If you come to the Netherlands, there is one thing you can be sure of and that is excellent public transport. Because whether you set off by train, bus, tram or metro, you can get around the whole country in a sustainable and pleasant way. Check out all the available options here.

Travelling to the Netherlands

Although the Netherlands is a small country, its international connections are great, with several sustainable ways to find your way to our country. We have listed all the options for you so you can decide which mode of transport suits you best.

Practical tips

How do you pack your suitcase as sustainably as possible? How does contactless payment work in the Netherlands? And how do you go about checking in on public transport? You will find the answers to these questions (and many more!) in this overview of practical tips for your holiday to the Netherlands.

Weather in the Netherlands

No matter what season you choose to come to the Netherlands, its beautiful landscapes, forests and beaches will leave an indelible impression on you. But if you travel a lot in the open air, it's nice to know what to expect from the weather. Read all about the Dutch climate here.